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Lydia Pelot-Hobbs

Lydia Pelot-Hobbs is Assistant Professor of Geography and African American and Africana Studies at the University of Kentucky and a postdoctoral fellow with New York University’s Prison Education Program.

Lydia Pelot-Hobbs police abolition New Orleans NOPD

As post-Katrina New Orleans illustrates, even ambitious attempts to reform police leave intact the structures of racial violence. Worse yet, such efforts drain public money that could instead have been invested in caring for communities.

Lydia Pelot-Hobbs