- Green porch lights - someone reported that in their town, people put up green lights on their porches to signal that their house is a safe space that people can come to when they need help
- Know your neighbors - when we are connected to each other and to our neighbors we don't need police.
- Bake pies - What better way to feel connected to your neighbors? Bake them pies!
- Ask a favor - similarly, when people do small favors for each other, they feel more connection. Borrow a cup of sugar for the pies you are baking!
- Oppose anti-homeless laws - cops are enforcing the criminalization of homelessness and poverty
- Guerilla benches! Santa Cruz is steadily removing public benches because they've found that aesthetically displeasing people use them. Replace them here and here!
- Make cops unwelcome - in general, by demonstrating that CopWatch has its eyes on police, and in particular, by making police know they are unwelcome in radical spaces and homes
- Work on ways to make people safe - safe and secure people don't need police
- Share cop stories - tell your stories about your experiences with police
- Share success stories - tell your stories about alternatives to police
- Crisis response team - create a team or infrastructure to respond to crisis, kind of a DIY 911
- Specialized conflict resolution - rather than a catch-all response team, teams specialized to handle specific issues like sexual and intimate violence
- Study transformative justice - this general conflict resolution strategy focuses on healing and root causes
- Thinking locally (not like a state) - any solutions to problem can be locally focused, and do not have to take whole regions and nation-states into account
- Discover people's needs - when people's needs are met, they are far less likely to resort to antisocial strategies
- Address issues of poverty - poor people sometimes have to resort to crime just to survive
World Without Police Brainstorm
Here is a list of ideas that came out of the great discussion at the World Without Police BBQ: