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Government,
Criminal

Jun. 23, 2020

Defunding: A structural solution to a structural problem

A society’s budget reveals its moral values, and by that metric, 21st century America barely hovers above bankruptcy. Our budgets expose our value of a carceral, police state, or at least one imposed and inflicted upon marginalized communities of color.

A society’s budget reveals its moral values, and by that metric, 21st century America barely hovers above bankruptcy. Our budgets expose our value of a carceral, police state, or at least one imposed and inflicted upon marginalized communities of color.

The murders of George Floyd and of others too numerous to mention has inspired a mass moral reckoning, and the response of police has been to halt that reckoning with brutal force. <...

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