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Alex Vitale @avitale Brooklyn, NY

Author of The End of Policing. Professor of Sociology and Coordinator of @PolicingJ at Brooklyn College.

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Joined Twitter 12/1/08


Nothin a little implicit bias training can't fix. https://t.co/A0DW2gPIQHTear gas is illegal to use in warfare, but still allowed for law enforcement. This is what you need to know about… https://t.co/JSlnThCidi
Retweeted by Alex Vitale @unclebobmartin Here's how to approach this problem. https://t.co/bboISZzgRr @unclebobmartin Here's why the problem is precisely police. https://t.co/h0e4qjyuCXAlex Vitale, author of ‘The End of Policing’, explains what needs to come next https://t.co/js38MSowOd
Retweeted by Alex Vitale“The police are a tool of the state—they are violence workers acting on behalf of the state—but they’ve been wrappe… https://t.co/s5QJOOD5RI
Retweeted by Alex Vitalemassive march in Brooklyn right now. Been like this for 10 minutes https://t.co/6Eg9WBKB9l
Retweeted by Alex VitaleHow is nothing about the protests around the country trending right now? Every major city is having huge… https://t.co/U2qJDRt0mV
Retweeted by Alex VitaleMy Interview with Prof. Alex Vitale (@avitale) https://t.co/dKuSOfJ8F2
Retweeted by Alex VitaleIf you are in the fight for abolition and aren't educated about Camden (I wasn't) I really recommend reading this.… https://t.co/Z3JUZW68hg
Retweeted by Alex VitaleToday I took care of a young woman with COVID19 who just returned to NYC from a state where case numbers are surgin… https://t.co/ooGqbhQO3N
Retweeted by Alex VitaleImportant analysis from @Brendan_McQuade in @jacobinmag. https://t.co/ifAUWhbMHE
7/5
2020
Residents on Euclid and 15th get to see What Democracy Looks Like while march stops to #TakeAKnee ala Kaepernick… https://t.co/LyGeMhDaQE
Retweeted by Alex Vitale @harrysiegel https://t.co/7KKGVUURr4Horrifying piece by @angelinachapin. https://t.co/dvtGmIAvD2
Retweeted by Alex Vitale"We need to switch from an economy of punishment & surveillance to an economy of support & specialised care". Such… https://t.co/L5hyYiBnwv
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7/4
2020
Calls to "defund the police" are actually a concept that has been researched for decades. @avitale, author of "The… https://t.co/BsoU85E7LM
Retweeted by Alex VitaleAlex Vitale’s book “The End of Policing” has become a blueprint for the national defund the police reform movement… https://t.co/8Dh5ims3U8
Retweeted by Alex VitaleAlex Vitale explains how the policing crisis in the United States begins with politics—the decision to embrace neol… https://t.co/aAvCp2z3WV
Retweeted by Alex Vitale“The police are violence workers who have been told to wage these wars on poor people.” says @avitale, author of “T… https://t.co/K9KxGUIswO
Retweeted by Alex Vitale"In 2017 alone, the report said there were at least 62 documented cases in which people were sedated with ketamine… https://t.co/VNxxrt4ZKS
Retweeted by Alex VitaleSWOP Tampa has a collection of shirts for sale. All donations go to fund our outreach efforts for sex workers in ne… https://t.co/0sydSim2hF
Retweeted by Alex VitaleMayor lied about cops in schools to generate a fake headline. We see you. #DefundNYPD https://t.co/eu2Li9JwYR
Retweeted by Alex Vitale @wesinjapan It must be stopped..@NYCMayor & @NYCCouncil straight LIED to NYers. Not only was $300M+ they counted in their fake $1B #DefundtheNYPDhttps://t.co/NDH5MDlheD
Retweeted by Alex VitalePolice Budgets Used to Be Untouchable. The ‘Defund’ Movement Is Changing That. https://t.co/m77o0h4wHXHorrifying piece by @angelinachapin. https://t.co/dvtGmIAvD2“The jail is the beast, so everything we do, we’re going to take away from the jail. We’re gonna starve the beast.”… https://t.co/naD3nlzCAK"Did you see me fuck up those motherfuckers?" Police in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, were caught on their own body cam… https://t.co/cZe9a15fWK
Retweeted by Alex Vitalea LOT more people should follow @avitale 🌟🌟🌟 https://t.co/b0ZxOeKiQ0
Retweeted by Alex VitaleBefore anyone gets laid off they could have canceled a 2nd NYPD cadet class and they didn't even do that. https://t.co/FfBaNell39 @carlyncowen Before anyone gets laid off they could have canceled a 2nd NYPD cadet class and they didn't even do that. @ReezyNYC @StephenLevin33 @EthanRC18 @zoeboekbinder @janellacuyler @KimBoekbinder Before anyone gets laid off they… https://t.co/AysXDKmZRkAnd yet we are constantly told we need police to keep women safe. https://t.co/40biXfmCYeCourt order, City Council law didn’t stop Seattle police from using pepper spray, projectiles https://t.co/Y8I5g9HooR
Retweeted by Alex VitaleMy first foster home was so problematic. The second foster home was very violent. My mom's home was safe. Her issue… https://t.co/yMVaMCAHq4
Retweeted by Alex VitaleOne of my favorite debates in the abolitionist space is whether "community control of police" is abolition. It is n… https://t.co/3Mp4vcKcwF
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7/3
2020
ICYMI: @cunytv hosted a special town hall that examines police defunding and its impact on the federal, state and l… https://t.co/bx2WEgvlSq
Retweeted by Alex Vitale“The police are violence workers who have been told to wage these wars on poor people.” @AVitale, author of “The En… https://t.co/pCVnHyDCE1
Retweeted by Alex Vitale @avitale talking about how important it is for the community to be in the driver's seat in organizing to end polici… https://t.co/YjXSxjy7i1
Retweeted by Alex VitaleOur @BklynCollege411campus is in crisis. We demand a comprehensive action plan to combat anti-Blackness on campus… https://t.co/Y9nM60rZy0
Retweeted by Alex Vitale520 adjuncts will be laid out without health insurance coverage. All college assistants are appointed only until J… https://t.co/Vrs6mTKSST
Retweeted by Alex VitaleHappening now!!! #cutcovidnotcuny #blackstudentssvoicesmatter #brokelyncollege https://t.co/9RfeFYdSdv
Retweeted by Alex Vitale @IngeReed @oratorfidelis @DanaLevy__ @RachelK01840150 @nordicmodelnow @HuschkeMau @EllyArrow @simonewatson6https://t.co/69Xl3r8QUH
Retweeted by Alex VitaleProstitution stings often involve Police raping the people they arrest. Violence is often unreported because the p… https://t.co/AWBVUUEK2w
Retweeted by Alex Vitale"The loitering for the purposes of prostitution has been used as a weapon to criminalize Black and brown trans wome… https://t.co/TjEy7FAFlm
Retweeted by Alex Vitale.@scott_casleton interviews @avitale about why the policing crisis in the United States begins with politics—the de… https://t.co/x8zq72GOlu
Retweeted by Alex VitaleToday at 3pm! @RanknFileAction @avitale @psccunygc @ChosenFamilyLaw @cuny_free @AFROSOCDSA #CUNY https://t.co/BtboJGWefW
Retweeted by Alex VitaleHad a great time discussing #TheEndofPolicing w folks from the legal community in my hometown of Houston this morni… https://t.co/XK2JgSOaVj“The police are violence workers who have been told to wage these wars on poor people.” @avitale, author of “The… https://t.co/lQ0rJq8PZi
Retweeted by Alex VitaleThe question isn’t can we afford to #DefundThePolice; the question is can we afford NOT to? https://t.co/D7twLcEXBt
Retweeted by Alex VitaleMy latest piece argues that @Keir_Starmer's position on police defunding is further to the right than that of Peter… https://t.co/qP9ppBmtFe
Retweeted by Alex VitaleAnd this: https://t.co/pSoXwzOH0UPolice unions grew in power in the second half of the 20th century, successfully thwarting reform efforts. A new de… https://t.co/WOxJCtv9ho
Retweeted by Alex VitaleThis is why police unions should not be part of the labor movement. They are an inherent impediment to building rac… https://t.co/Ae2fmQRDpVGreat piece. https://t.co/GzOlyCU4EeBrooklyn College fam! We are coming together to speak out against austerity, anti-blackness and policing on campus!… https://t.co/QrNyMpyZZI
Retweeted by Alex VitaleChapter 3 is the school to prison pipeline, this should be fun! https://t.co/CeEWCWRnjL
Retweeted by Alex VitaleTotally amazing list. Happy to be in it and to have contributed to the list. https://t.co/3hLFhe7EEz @marisollebronhttps://t.co/MhZxJeUwSh
Retweeted by Alex Vitalehttps://t.co/1JTZ7ksciPHas anyone developed a study guide of some kind for #TheEndofPolicing that they would be willing to share? I've had several requests.Does anyone know anything concrete about the effects of race and gender diversity at the command/chiefs level in policing? @JoshuaBHoe Let's set it up.Tomorrow: 3 live events in Houston, Ann Arbor, and NYC, 2 TV interviews in NY and UK, and one print interview. @lopez_wd @thhsclassic Thanks. That's where the future of this movement is happening.Really glad to be included in this great piece of high school journalism from @thhsclassic. https://t.co/8FIv9GQJ4rWhat Is Copaganda?? A Look At The Dangerous Ways Police Seek Public Sympathy @NLGnews @NLGNYCnews @shadowproofcomhttps://t.co/oLigURrbal
Retweeted by Alex Vitale“The decision to turn social problems over to the police is a political decision (as is the creation of the social… https://t.co/Q2Vpr7JUD2
Retweeted by Alex Vitale @SargeDonovan @_atfoster @bdimcheff @mollyali @A2Ipoc This seems like a good place to plug the talk that's tomorrow… https://t.co/3IBil2hQp1
Retweeted by Alex VitaleHumbled & honored to be interviewed for the documentary “Policing Our Bodies” on sex work and the police state, tha… https://t.co/mwiPdMMPSK
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7/2
2020
Thanks to @scott_casleton for this great interview. https://t.co/cVCWvOlrIFTotally amazing list. Happy to be in it and to have contributed to the list. https://t.co/3hLFhe7EEz @marisollebronhttps://t.co/MhZxJeUwShExcited to join @avitale and @LawProfButler ! 🔥🔥🔥what questions do you have? https://t.co/lF3cLlu5W1
Retweeted by Alex Vitale @avitale Public support for removing SROs here outweighed opposition by about 4:1, including a lot of youth organiz… https://t.co/a7GErj45oq
Retweeted by Alex VitaleAnd this is why we can't "reform" the cops. In 2012, @avitale reported that the NYPD was still promoting the same p… https://t.co/JpU9d9P5Lt
Retweeted by Alex Vitalecheck out this interview with @avitale and my good friend @scott_casleton ! https://t.co/wwIHcBsYPz
Retweeted by Alex VitaleHuge victory on school policing. This was my last pre-covid trip. https://t.co/g3JmgZZTJ6My latest interview. https://t.co/Cd56cXNvboImplicit bias training is laughable. It imagines that the problems of race and policing are completely unconscious… https://t.co/uCf5ef1W4P
Retweeted by Alex VitaleOur next #AskReuters Twitter chat is coming up a week from today. We'll discuss policing with experts including… https://t.co/mHWcrcg71d
Retweeted by Alex VitaleNEW: A Reading Guide To The (Violent) History of American Policing. Indebted to @KeeangaYamahtta @angelajdavishttps://t.co/bRUohUqYR5
Retweeted by Alex VitaleMy latest interview. https://t.co/YvHIbPrjQIPolice begin to take down barricades, brandish their clubs and confront protesters peacefully standing on the sidew… https://t.co/750B0rlvl1
Retweeted by Alex VitaleNYPD is aggressively moving in to break up protesters #OccupyCityHall. Riot cops have surrounded the whole park… https://t.co/1Ty8G4gLbL
Retweeted by Alex Vitale🚨 HAPPENING NOW #NewYorkCity #protests2020 #Riots2020 #USARIOTS #USAProtests #USARevolts #BlackLivesMatterhttps://t.co/QwuIPQugrp
Retweeted by Alex Vitale#DefundThePolice https://t.co/5ga2udgo6o
Retweeted by Alex Vitale @avitale we're holding the line at Occupy in case the cops try to tear it down after the vote https://t.co/BNfPCwTKyK
Retweeted by Alex VitaleSweet https://t.co/FD0q5edXaeThe NYPD rarely misses a chance to remind us how overfunded it is. https://t.co/o6ZUp9ydA7
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7/1
2020
Turns out the police don't like it when you threaten their budget. I guess we should just go back to asking for imp… https://t.co/Esfeyyx9Vr
Retweeted by Alex VitaleAs a member of the almost 200 strong #NYCBudgetJustice coalition we reject a budget that fails to #DefundNYPD & tak… https://t.co/q2nxgYajjg
Retweeted by Alex VitaleThis is a huge victory for @CLOSEWorkhouse. https://t.co/B7T7hi6FOX"In leaked documents, officers track individual, group, and event pages with protest or anti-law enforcement rhetor… https://t.co/uhiBr9Ro8M
Retweeted by Alex VitaleOpinion | Make My School and All Others Police-Free - by Akeria Adams of @UYC_YouthPower https://t.co/2QwD94xENy
Retweeted by Alex VitaleInbox: @AOC weighs in quite critically on developing de Blasio-City Council NYPD budget deal > https://t.co/QRZ3hvmBU6
Retweeted by Alex VitaleNYers: #DefundNYPD by at least $1B in FY direct cuts to NYPD expenses & reinvest in communities of color for… https://t.co/4nXJCh2Obs
Retweeted by Alex Vitale @FranciscoMoyaNY @Costa4NY @Dromm25 vote for a #PeoplesBudget that re-invests in our community and not in the polic… https://t.co/M62yfccFLI
Retweeted by Alex VitaleTell your @NYCCouncil member: Don't protect NYPD over Black & other NYers of color. Either #DefundNYPD's almost $6B… https://t.co/dwWbUHNpMM
Retweeted by Alex Vitale @NYCMayor @NYCSpeakerCoJo We have found out about your backdoor deal for a $1B budget cut and we do not accept. Put… https://t.co/wSFGUbqmGj
Retweeted by Alex VitaleDoes anyone else know where @DianaAyalaNYC @BillPerkinsNYC & @MarkLevineNYC currently stand on #DefundNYPD ? Deva… https://t.co/JfrMCcMg35
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6/30
2020

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