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Defund Police. Invest in Communities.
George Floyd was murdered by a Minneapolis police officer after being knelt on for nearly 8 minutes. The police officers who murdered him are not in jail.
In the wake of righteous rage spreading across New York and the United States, we must demand divestment from law enforcement and investment in our communities: housing, care, social services, and public education.
Breonna Taylor was an award-winning EMT and model citizen. Months ago, a division of the Louisville Police Department performed an illegal, unannounced drug raid on her home. Not a single officer announced themselves before ramming down her door and firing 22 shots, shooting Breonna 8 times, killing her.
Charge the Cops Who Shot Jacob Blake
Jacob Blake, 29, was shot by Kenosha, Wisconsin police officers in the back 7 times on August 23, 2020. Officers were on the scene due to a fight, which Jacob Blake was trying to break up. He was unarmed and his kids were right there and saw everything.
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