BLACK AMERICANS ARE 3.23X MORE LIKELY THAN WHITE AMERICANS TO BE KILLED BY POLICE.
We must end police brutality. The good news? We can.
The Necessary Trouble Toolkit
A resource for ending police brutality
Police—and the structures meant to hold them accountable—are complicated systems by design. That’s why, as individuals, stopping the cycle of police violence can feel so overwhelming. But with the right tools and context, we can all be empowered to create long-term change in our cities.
Necessary Trouble is your toolkit for action, designed for the Black Community and allies who are ready to take a stand.
“Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic... Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.”
The late Civil Rights Leader
Dig into the history of American police violence. Learn how to influence local decision makers to create policies that end brutality and achieve real accountability.Explore
Discover who your local officials are, find alternative first responders, and connect with organizations leading the charge to create equitable public safety in your community.Dive in
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George’s Floyd’s killing in May 2020 initiated the largest demonstrations ever documented in this country. This collective cry for justice must evolve into sustained engagement, and the burden can’t just fall on the Black community.
We believe the more informed allies and advocates become, the more they’ll stay engaged in the fight to affect the biggest Civil Rights Movement of our generation.