A newly formed “activist” group working under the name “Disarm NYPD” is aiming to do much more than disarm the police. According to the site “Waging Nonviolence,” the group hopes to not only strip police of their firearms but use pressure to drive law enforcement out of neighborhoods entirely.

“Then, within these spaces, the group wants to help residents form conflict-resolution bodies to make police obsolete and to build councils and networks to enable local communities to organize their own lives,” writes Ashoka Jegroo.

Jose LaSalle’s Copwatch Patrol Unit is currently training a new crop of “cop watchers” in hopes that police “will become more hesitant to abuse their power and even retreat from neighborhoods because they don’t want to be incessantly monitored.” The end goal is to stop the New York Police Department from ever killing anyone again.

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