Police Reform

In response to the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and many others, ANA issued a formal statement denouncing violence against the Black community and calling for national police reform. As part of this response, the ANA Advocacy Committee assembled resources for self-education about police reform; this work was led by Advocacy Committee member Vanessa Zhou. 

Police Reform
Police Reform: A Curated Collection of Links (The Marshall Project) https://www.themarshallproject.org/records/110-police-reform

K Agbebiyi (2020). What We Mean When We Say Defund the Police https://rewire.news/article/2020/06/11/what-we-mean-when-we-say-defund-the-police/

Edward Ongweso Jr. (2020). ‘Defund the Police’ Actually Means Defunding the Police https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/ep4xy7/what-does-defund-and-abolish-the-police-mean

Movement for Black Lives. A Vision for Black Lives: Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom and Justice – action plans and demands in defense of Black lives, including a call to end qualified immunity, demilitarize and defund the police, community control, etc.

Lisa Mascaro (2020). Democrats prepare police reform bills after Floyd’s death

Sean Collins (2021). The House has passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act https://www.vox.com/2021/3/3/22295856/george-floyd-justice-in-policing-act-2021-passed-house

Campaign Zero. #8CantWait – eight, data-backed policies for reducing police violence https://8cantwait.org/

Reading Revolution – resources on anti-Black violence, policing, and incarceration https://www.artforum.com/slant/online-resources-in-the-struggle-against-anti-black-violence-policing-and-incarceration-83175

Policing and Mental Health

Laniyonu & Goff (2021). Measuring disparities in police use of force and injury among persons with serious mental illness https://bmcpsychiatry.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12888-021-03510-w

American Psychological Association (2020). APA Urges Closer Partnerships Between Police, Behavioral Experts To Stem Racial Incidents

Erlanger Turner (2018). How can psychology advance police-community relations? Using psychological science and advocacy to contribute to solutions https://www.apa.org/pi/oema/resources/communique/2018/06/police-relations

Shaun King (2019). If You Are Black and in a Mental Health Crisis, 911 Can Be a Death Sentence https://theintercept.com/2019/09/29/police-shootings-mental-health/

Curtis Gilbert (2017). Minimizing Mental Fitness https://www.apmreports.org/story/2017/12/14/minneapolis-police-recruits-psychological-testing

Scientific American (2020). George Floyd’s Autopsy and the Structural Gaslighting of America  – Op-ed on the weaponization of medical language

Obama Foundation. Anguish and Action – resources on police brutality and mental health, police violence, antiracism in America, action campaigns, trauma support, and social justice organizations https://www.obama.org/anguish-and-action/

Policing and Neurological Disorders

Shackelford, J., & Nale, S. (2016). Training Law Enforcement Officers to Differentiate Traumatic Brain Injury From Alcohol Intoxication. Contemporary Issues in Communication Science and Disorders, 43, 154–163. https://doi.org/10.1044/cicsd_43_s_154

Claudia Center (2016). Keith Lamont Scott’s Disability May Have Gotten Him Killed, and He’s Not The Only One (ACLU) https://www.aclu.org/blog/criminal-law-reform/reforming-police/keith-lamont-scotts-disability-may-have-gotten-him-killed


Code Switch Podcast (2014). For Parents Of Young Black Men With Autism, Extra Fear About Police https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2014/08/23/342688183/for-parents-of-young-black-men-with-autism-extra-fear-about-police

Allison Norlian (2020. For Mothers Of Black Children With Disabilities, Living With Twice The Fear

Adewale, V. (2015). Black Autistic Lives Matter. Autism-Open Access, 5(2), 2–4. https://doi.org/10.4172/2165-7890.1000141

Hannah Furfaro (2018). Why police need training to interact with people on the spectrum https://www.spectrumnews.org/features/deep-dive/police-need-training-interact-people-spectrum/

ASAN (2020). What is Police Violence? A plain language booklet about anti-Black racism, police violence, and what you can do to stop it