|Critical Resistance stands in firm opposition to anti-gang policing and gang classifications. We stand in defense of communities and groups who are standing up against the violence of white supremacy. We’ve put this into practice through our work against gang injunctions in Oakland, CA and against solitary confinement across CA prisons. If you want to learn more about what gang injunctions are and how they are enforced, visit Stop the Injunctions’ Resources on street policing and Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity’s on gang classification inside prisons.
The fight to abolish white supremacy and the prison industrial complex must be creative and will take on many forms. We recognize that those in power will use any tool at their disposal to break the solidarity and unity our movements build. The threats against us are real: Trump’s lifting of restrictions on the transfer of military weapons to police, his pardoning of the virulently anti-immigrant sheriff Joe Arpaio, and his plan to roll back DACA for undocumented children are only the most recent examples. As the last few weeks have shown us, our best chance at winning comes through building a strong broad base and collectively fighting against attempts to divide and criminalize our resistance.