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Police Free Penn was created in June, 2020. Our aim is to abolish Penn’s ties to the prison industrial complex and to transform community safety within and beyond our institution. Penn must defund and disband its armed campus police, the largest private police department in Pennsylvania, which has deep and problematic ties to the Philadelphia Police. Recently, we helped to gather evidence about the involvement of university police at 52nd Street on May 31st, showing how Penn's officers participated in the violent assault on a residential neighborhood in West Philadelphia.
We co-organized a protest that you can read about in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
To read our initial platform statement and demands, click here.
To learn more about our history, check out this timeline.
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