Campaign to End the Deadly Exchange
JVP DC’s Deadly Exchange campaign aims to end DC Police participation in US-Israeli “counter terrorism” police exchanges.
These exchange programs normalize police violence against black and brown people in the U.S. and allow the Israeli government to market the occupation as an effective model to suppress resistance, particularly by communities of color. These exchanges rely on the dangerous, racist myth that safety for some is achieved through violence against others. As a Jewish organization, we feel obligated to challenge the Anti-Defamation League’s leadership in these exchanges, and as an organization supporting justice, we feel compelled to challenge the DC police’s participation in these exchanges. We embark on this campaign to challenge the everyday violence that black and brown people in the US, and that Palestinians face in their homeland at the hands of police and /military forces. Support safety for all in DC: end the #DeadlyExchange.
We aim to end an exchange that shares worst practices, already too common in DC, including:
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