‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR AUGUST 7, 2020: DC Residents Speak Out On Police Terror and Defunding Police, Part 2…COVID Exacerbates Need to Shift Tax Dollars to Human Needs…U.S. Secret Service Attacks Two Black Mothers with Infants on National Mall


For this show, part two of our presentation of some of the 16,000 residents of DC who offered testimony in June about cutting the half-billion-dollar budget for the district’s Metropolitan Police Department. We spend the hour hearing from residents of the most policed city in the U.S. Parents, teachers, lawyers, activists and others speak out about policing and how they think their tax dollars should be spent for human needs and safety. Also a report on U.S. Secret Service agents attacking two Black mothers with infants on the National Mall.

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