Preventing Violence. Improving Democracy.

Be a Deciding Force in History

Your support will help us discover:


-Which actions provoke violence by police or protesters

-How sequences of interaction escalate to violence

-How to de-escalate violence in future interactions

-When violence harms police and protester strategies

-When police and protesters use violence strategically or as a reaction

-How and why government officials, police, and protesters decide to use force

-How the public and media can better support peaceful protest in the future



We work for All the People

We are independent researchers not aligned with any particular group. We work for all the people to ensure that healthy, peaceful protest is a part of our democracy for generations to come. And that's why we need the help of independent citizens like you.

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Email us:

nickbadams<at> gmail<dot>com

Oakland, CA

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