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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accuses Republicans of defunding the police by refusing to send aid to state and local governments

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused Republicans of effectively defunding the police by opposing sending federal aid to states and cities as part of Congress’ COVID-19 relief package. “You want to know who’s actually trying to defund the police? Republicans,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “Because Republicans are trying to block state and local funding […]
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accuses Republicans of defunding the police by refusing to send aid to state and local governments
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‘Defund my butt’: Democrats battle over left-wing policy demands even as they agree Biden should focus on the economy and healthcare

As the Democratic Party processes its devastating losses in down-ballot races across the country this cycle, prominent voices within the party are waging public battles over what went wrong. But there’s relatively broad consensus among Democratic operatives that the party should refocus itself on progressive policies that enjoy wide support. […]
‘Defund my butt’: Democrats battle over left-wing policy demands even as they agree Biden should focus on the economy and healthcare
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Democrats should embrace the ‘defund the police’ slogan

The movement to “defund the police” is growing rapidly, but leading Democrats in Congress have been shying away from the slogan while trying to capture the energy of its supporters. The tactic of disavowing the “defund the police” slogan while trying to win over the movements’ supporters is a mistake. […]
Democrats should embrace the ‘defund the police’ slogan
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I live in Camden, where the police department was disbanded and rebuilt. Here’s what you need to know about our police force and how it’s impacted the people who live here.

Dr. Stephen Danley is the graduate director of the MS/PhD in Public Affairs and Community Development at Rutgers University-Camden. He is a Camden resident, a Marshall Scholar, an Oxford and Penn graduate, and the author of “A Neighbourhood Politics of Last Resort: Post-Katrina New Orleans and the Right to the […]
I live in Camden, where the police department was disbanded and rebuilt. Here’s what you need to know about our police force and how it’s impacted the people who live here.
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We need more experiments like Seattle’s police-free zone

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We need more experiments like Seattle’s police-free zone
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A top economist compared Black Lives Matter leaders to ‘flat-earthers and creationists,’ saying ‘sensible adults’ need to take charge of the conversation

A prominent economist compared the leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement to “flat-earthers and creationists,” saying it was time for “serious adults” to take over the discussion of police reform. In a series of tweets on Monday, Harald Uhlig, professor of economics at the University of Chicago, said BLM […]
A top economist compared Black Lives Matter leaders to ‘flat-earthers and creationists,’ saying ‘sensible adults’ need to take charge of the conversation