MJ Knefel // Police Reform Is Not Enough

Minutes from where Derek Chauvin was facing trial for the murder of Geroge Floyd, Daunte Wright was recently killed after a traffic stop, bringing Minneapolis to the spotlight for police violence once again. All this in spite of the city’s increase in funding dedicated to better police training and de-escalation. Instances of racially motivated police violence continue, as does the publicity around these occurrences. MJ Kenfel explains why police reform is not the answer as there is not a policing model that will keep Black people safe.

MJ and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch.

Music featured in the episode: “Awake” by Tycho

Producer/EditorCharles Hinshaw