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Three Perspectives On Defunding The Police

Jun 18, 2020

Posters in Minneapolis read: Justice for George Floyd, Defund and Dismantle the Police, Black Lives Matter.
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What does defunding the police mean? This morning, three Baltimore perspectives on this call to action.

Michaela Brown, co-founder of Organizing Black, tells us what her group is demanding, including reallocating half of Baltimore’s police department budget to social services. Find out about events with Organizing Black here. Then City Councilman Ryan Dorsey explains why he thinks a five percent cut to the BPD budget isn't far enough. And Micaela Gramelis of Showing Up For Racial Justice-Baltimore talks about the diversity of protests against police violence.