Majority of the Minneapolis City Council pledges to dismantle the Police Department.
Nine members — a veto-proof majority — of the Minneapolis City Council pledged on Sunday to dismantle the city’s Police Department, promising to create a new system of public safety in a city where law enforcement has long been accused of racism.
Saying that the city’s current policing system could not be reformed, the council members stood before hundreds of people gathered late in the day on a grassy hill, and signed a pledge to begin the process of taking apart the Police Department as it now exists.
For activists who have been pushing for years for drastic changes to policing, the move represented a turning point that they hoped would lead to a complete transformation of public safety in the city.
“It shouldn’t have taken so much death to get us here,” said Kandace Montgomery, the director of Black Vision. “We’re safer without armed, unaccountable patrols supported by the state hunting black people.”
J’ai demandé à une copine angliciste si « defund » était une réduction de budget ou une coupure de budget et elle m’a dit que c’était les deux, c’est donc un slogan qui ratisse assez large politiquement. Mais j’ai galéré avec ces trads, alors merci @simplicissimus !