Communities rooting out discriminatory policing

Introduction

This project stems from a need to acknowledge the failure of decades of gradual police reform –or lack thereof– and reckons with the legacy of historic and systemic racism in policing institutions.

The articles of In Our Hands are stories of communities around the world who are successfully replacing violent police interventions with collective care in crisis situations. From 2022 to 2024, we explored the intersections and disconnects between safety, policing and community-based solutions to social issues. This is what In Our Hands is about.

Inspired by social movements and activists’ protests, INCLO members teamed up with grassroots groups in their countries to take a closer look at violent and discriminatory policing and draw up the common trends that stretch across borders.

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Illustration by Alina Calzadilla via femiñetas

Illustration by Alina Calzadilla via femiñetas

Illustration by Maldulls - Meritxell Garriga Riba via femiñetas

Illustration by Maldulls - Meritxell Garriga Riba via femiñetas