free PDF, 8½” x 11”, glossy, copied, 36 pgs.
Enough Is Enough, before even being opened, is super aesthetically pleasing, well laid-out, and intriguing. Once opened, it’s a little intimidating. These people have done their research and it shows. That’s important, though, because the amount of opposition you face when you attack the police, even from an intellectual standpoint, is stunning. Getting into the actual content, though, Enough Is Enough is the exact right combination of statistic, history, and narrative required to make a compelling argument against something so ingrained in our culture. It’s split into three sections: Where We’ve Been, Where We’re At, and Where We’re Going. This zine is specific to the Minneapolis Police Department, but does briefly go into the history of policing as a whole before detailing the specificities of MPD’s long and fucked-up narrative. Where We’re At exposes the current state of the MPD through the lens of both those who work in direct contact with them and those most disadvantaged by them on the daily. The portrait is grim but it reflects a reality many people with privilege can’t see. Where We’re Going is the most hopeful of the writing—not that we should try to make this situation light—and provides concrete, realistic steps to a community and world without police, and for that, I love it. –Jimmy Cooper (mpd150.com)