Defund the Metropolitan Police Department

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Tell DC Council to DEFUND MPD. Defund MPD. Police-free Schools,. Invest in Community
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The Committee on the Judiciary & Public Safety Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Budget Oversight Hearing had a shocking turnout. Though dry, these budget hearings usually have a dozen or so community members registered to testify. However, ahead of this hearing they received 500 registrations and over 15,000 testimonies.

The community response wasn’t so surprising in the national context. George Floyd’s murder had gone viral two weeks before, and people took their anger and grief to the streets. Mayor Bowser enacted a 7 pm curfew and hours before, protestors were accosted with tear gas and flash bangs. …

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