Minneapolis Shootings Show That Communities Need Resources, Not More Policing – Talk Poverty

Op-Ed from Anthony Newby and Marbre Stahly-Butts and MN Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC):

“The United States spends $100 billion annually on policing alone – this despite a steady decline in crime rates. […] If all of the energy and resources that go towards policing and incarceration were instead redirected toward [education, affordable housing, mental health services, restorative justice programs, and higher wages], we would see a kind of safety we have not seen in this country since its original sin.”
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