"Abolishing the police is about the end of policing *as we know it.*" Thought as much but, AIBAC? I can't help thinking just say that in the first place!! I really don't think BLM and co help themselves by creating these highly provocative catchphrases that distract from the message they're trying to convey. They end up so busy fighting off the "you can't abolish the police, people would get away with murder!" arguments that they don't get much chance to actually discuss the ideas in that thread, and end up portraying themselves as nutjobs among the many, many people who don't read any further than the hashtag. #AbolishThePoliceAsWeKnowIt is less catchy, but more clear. Similarly, calling themselves #BlackLivesMatterToo would've sent the same message about the police murdering black people without every fucktard on the internet responding with "but ALL lives matter!" Racists are pretty thick - it's best not to give them ammunition by playing to their talent of misinterpretation.