June 7, 2020
By: Staff Report
NYC- Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a phase of partially defunding the NYPD this morning.
In a tweet and video conference, de Blasio said, “This morning we committed to move resources from the NYPD to youth and social services as part of our City’s budget. Our young people need to be reached, not policed. We can do this AND keep our city safe.”
This morning we committed to move resources from the NYPD to youth and social services as part of our City’s budget.— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) June 7, 2020
Our young people need to be reached, not policed.
We can do this AND keep our city safe.
New York City has seen some of the worst looting and chaos during the protests this week and last week. Calls from Black Lives Matter to defund police departments around the nation have grown at the rally’s and on social media.
During a protest, Minneapolis’s Democratic Mayor Jacob Frey was asked if he would support defunding the police in Minneapolis and stated, ‘he would not support defunding of the police’. The crowd reacted immediately, shame and Go Home Jacob.
Mayor Jacob Frey asked “Yes” or “No” on whether he will support to defund/abolish the Minneapolis Police Department.— Justice P. Sikakane, Sr. ?? (@JusticeSikakane) June 7, 2020
The Mayors response immediately followed by the response of local protestors: pic.twitter.com/5j1OeYYYtJ