Nearly 16,000 residents of DC offered testimony in June about the half billion dollar budget for the district’s Metropolitan Police Department. (Only 24 people testified in 2019.) Almost all of those testifying during the council meeting echoed the national movement call to defund the police. We spend the hour hearing from residents of the most policed city in the U.S. about how they think money should be spent for human needs and safety.
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Photo: Street scene after motorcyclist Terrence Sterling was shot to death September 11, 2016 by former DC police officer Brian Trainer.