Read our latest zine! Abolitionists reject police “transparency” reforms, which we know can legitimize and expand the police state. Yet abolitionist organizers often exploit public records laws for research and organizing. People often ask: Why do you oppose “transparency” reforms while using public records laws, which are also meant to facilitate government transparency? This zine explores that question, sharing how public records laws can be weaponized to build power and foster collective study.
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