Andrea J. Ritchie

Andrea J. Ritchie is a nationally recognized expert on policing and criminalization, and supports organizers across the country working to build safer communities. She is cofounder of Interrupting Criminalization, the author of Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color, and the co-author (with Mariame Kaba) of No More Police (The New Press). She lives in Detroit.

A participant holding a “Defund the Police” sign at a protest

Why We Don’t Say “Reform the Police” Why We Don’t Say “Reform the Police”

Reforms that leave policing’s core functions in place will not prevent state violence against Black people. To build a better society, we must abolish policing altogether.

Sep 2, 2022 / Mariame Kaba and Andrea J. Ritchie