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Defund the police: What does defund the police mean?

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In recent months, while funding for the arts, education, libraries and youth centres have been cut due to the coronavirus pandemic, funding for the police has remained relatively unchanged.

Policing in the USA has been proven to largely be at its core, racist in the way it targets ethnic communities.

You only have to reel ofF the long list of now famous names: George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner, Ahmaud Arbery, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, among countless others.

However, in the UK, over the past 10 years, 163 people have died in or following police custody in England and Wales, according to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.



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