A group of west coast churches have made an agreement to stop calling police. They believe that calling the police only escalates the issue into violence. The church leaders have been encouraging their members to join them in their quest.
Some are abstaining from calling the police even when the situation is a violent crime. They are challenging the methods of the police as well as the prison system.
Volunteer leader Nichola Torbett believes that the policing structure is beyond reform. Many others are in agreement and they are looking to abolish the current police department in total. They believe that people could better police their communities by banding together and fighting crime as a whole, instead of depending on an authority whom has a license to kill.