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Three Perspectives On Defunding The Police

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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.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Maureen Harvie is senior producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.