Angelo Quinto was a 30-year-old Filipino American who was killed by police during a mental health crisis.
Quinto is just one of many who have been killed via state-sanctioned violence and incompetence in the past year and in history. His unjust death reaffirms what we have always known: the police are not equipped to protect us.
There is a way out: through abolition of the prison-industrial complex (PIC).
Take Action: Justice for Angelo Quinto
Addressing a Mental Health Crisis, Without Police
Behavior Health Crisis Alternatives from Vera Institute of Justice
Call hotlines where they are available, knowing that many hotline staffers are required to notify authorities if situations escalate.
Utilize the following toolkits and resources to equip yourself and your community with the knowledge and ability to de-escalate and care for people in crisis.
Advocate for funding community and life-affirming programs—such as guaranteed housing, food, education, and mental health resources—instead of investing in the police (Yes, this includes skipping out on body cams and training reforms).
Abolitionist Organizations in the Bay Area
Toolkits & Resources
*Pull helpful information from these and adjust to local needs
Abolition Must Include Psychiatry by Stella Akua Mensah
Disability Justice is an Essential Part of Abolishing Police and Prisons by Talila “TL” Lewis
Yes, We Mean Literally Abolish the Police (Because Reform Won’t Happen) by Mariame Kaba