CNN’s Natalie Allen interviews Philip V. McHarris on policing and the need to reimagine public safety.

Media Appearances

HBO x Axios: Reimagining Public Safety

TIME: Minneapolis: How One City Can Reimagine The Future Of Public Safety

CNN: What Would the US Look like Without Police 

PBS: What is the ‘defund the police’ movement? 5 questions answered

ABC Localish: How the Black Lives Matter Movement is changing America 

MSNBC: People are saying: We gave you a chance. Now we want to influence how we’re kept safe’

Revolt TV: Policing in the black community

Al Jazeera (Arabic): The George Floyd Story

WPIX: What ‘defund the police’ means and could look like in reality 

NBC: What Does It Mean to Defund the Police?

Univision: Minneapolis city council pledges to dismantle the police dept.

Featured Commentary

TIME: America’s Policing System Is Broken. It’s Time to Radically Rethink Public Safety

TIME: Why Activists Want to Defund Police Departments Making Black lives matter

New York Times: What Is to Be Done About American Policing?

MTV: What does defund the police mean

Revolt TV: History of Policing

Essence: Pregnant Alabama Woman Jailed, Put At Risk For Coronavirus Over Parking Violations

Yahoo: How can police violence be prevented?

Yahoo: Protesters demand that cities ‘defund the police.’ Politicians are starting to listen.

ABC, FiveThirtyEight: Is Police Reform a Fundamentally Flawed Idea?

ABC, FiveThirtyEight: 1968 Isn’t The Only Parallel For This Political Moment

Huffington Post: Why Protesters In Minneapolis Are Facing Militarized Law Enforcement

Buzz Feed: The UK May Ban Tear Gas Sales To The US

Wired: Why defunding the police would actually make our streets safer

Elite Daily: What Does “Defund The Police” Mean? The Movement Has A Positive Focus

Telemundo: Minneapolis planea desmantelar su departamento de policía tras las protestas por el caso George Floyd

France Info: “Quarante ans de réformes n’ont rien changé” : “Defund the police”

DW: African Americans face deadly endemic police violence in US

Gizmodo: #8cantwait won’t change the police


BBC Radio: Defunding & Disbanding the Police

NPR, Your Call Radio: The Growing Calls To Defund Police & What That Would Look Like

NPR, WCNY: Protests spark conversation on defunding police departments

Vox, Explained: What “abolish the police” means

Jacobin: Defunding the Police