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The Reader guide to police abolition

Our reporting on envisioning and organizing a city less reliant on cops to keep us safe

From the Archive

  • The show that put black music on TVs across America got its start in Chicago—and even after it moved to LA, Chicago kept its own version running daily for nearly a decade.
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  • From a troubled corner on the west side, Chicago police captain Roger Bay sees the promise of preventing violence one storefront and milk crate at a time.
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