Blacks, Muslims, Latin@s, Whites, Asians agree: DEFUND THE POLICE and give the money to social programs (PHOTOS).

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Saturday, June 13, 2020. Brooklyn, New York City – Today I covered two different protests in Brooklyn. Protestors support Black Lives Matter and demand justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Jamel Floyd, Rayshard Brooks, Robert Fuller and the many other people killed by police officers in the country.

On Friday, June 12, 2020, an Atlanta police officer shot and killed Rayshard Brooks. Brooks was a 27 years old Black man. Today Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms called for the termination of the officer who killed Rayshard Brooks. Keisha also said that Atlanta’s Police Chief Ericka Shields, has voluntarily stepped down.

Today thousands of protesters took to the streets of Palmdale in southern California to demand a full investigation into the death of Robert Fuller, a 24 years old black man found hanging from a tree near city hall on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

Saturday, June 13, 2020. Brooklyn, New York City – Protest “Black Excellence Walk. A march for unity” in front of the Brooklyn Public Library. People marched from the Library to 1 Police Plaza in Manhattan. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Saturday, June 13, 2020. Brooklyn, New York City – Protest “Black Excellence Walk. A march for unity” in front of the Brooklyn Public Library. People marched from the Library to 1 Police Plaza in Manhattan. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

Protestors in New York City and across the country want to defund the police. Demonstrators say the money can be use for social programs like public housing, public schools, public hospitals and other programs in low income communities. People also want to defund the military.

Some people want to abolish the police and create something new.

Saturday, June 13, 2020. Brooklyn, New York City – Protest “Black Excellence Walk. A march for unity” in front of the Brooklyn Public Library. People marched from the Library to 1 Police Plaza in Manhattan. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Saturday, June 13, 2020. Brooklyn, New York City – Protest “Black Excellence Walk. A march for unity” in front of the Brooklyn Public Library. People marched from the Library to 1 Police Plaza in Manhattan. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

The first protest I covered was “Black Excellence Walk. A march for unity” in front of the Brooklyn Public Library. People marched from the library to 1 Police Plaza in Manhattan.

The second protest was “Muslims against racism and police brutality” at Barclays Center, Downtown Brooklyn.

Saturday, June 13, 2020. Brooklyn, New York City – Protest “Muslims against racism and police brutality” at Barclays Center. Brooklyn, NYC. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Saturday, June 13, 2020. Brooklyn, New York City – Protest “Muslims against racism and police brutality” at Barclays Center. Brooklyn, NYC. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

Jake Johnson writes on commondreams.org that Sanders Proposes Slashing Pentagon Budget by 10% to Reinvest Funds in Communities ‘Devastated by Poverty and Incarceration’.

Jake writes, “Sen. Bernie Sanders is planning to introduce an amendment in the coming days to slash the Pentagon budget by 10% and redirect that money toward healthcare, housing, and education funding for U.S. communities ravaged by poverty and mass incarceration.

“Instead of spending $740 billion on the Dept. of Defense, let’s rebuild communities at home devastated by poverty and incarceration,” the Vermont senator tweeted Friday. “I’ll be filing an amendment to cut the DoD by 10% and reinvest that money in cities and towns that we’ve neglected and abandoned for far too long.””

The article “As Nationwide Protests Over Police Brutality Continue, Cities Across the US Cut and Reallocate Police Funding” by Eoin Higgins on commondreams.org says, “Cities across the U.S. are cutting and reallocating funds from police budgets as calls from an ongoing nationwide uprising over police violence for reimagining the country’s approach to law enforcement continue.”

The article “Louisville Lawmakers Ban No-Knock Warrants as Advocates Escalate Demand for Arrests of Three Officers Who Killed Breonna Taylor” by Julia Conley on commondreams.org says in part, “One day after the Louisville, Kentucky city council unanimously voted to ban no-knock warrants in the city, racial justice advocates intensified calls for the arrests of the three police officers who shot and killed Breonna Taylor in March during such a raid.

Breonna’s Law, approved by all 26 members of the council Thursday, will ban no-knock warrants in Louisville, forbidding officers at the Louisville Metro Police Department to enter a residence without identifying themselves or giving a warning. Under the law, which Mayor Greg Fischer is expected to sign, police will be required to wear body cameras when executing all warrants.”

Bernie Sanders asks people to sign this petition, “We are still reeling from the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. But as everybody knows, George Floyd was just one of many African Americans who have been murdered by police. Before him, it was Eric Garner, Sandra Bland, Laquan McDonald, Tamir Rice, Alton Sterling, Breonna Taylor, Freddie Gray, Rekia Boyd, Walter Scott, and many, many, many others.

In recent weeks, hundreds of thousands of people across the country have rightly taken to the streets to call for an end to all forms of systemic racism throughout our country. The message is clear: we must rethink policing in America and reform our broken and racist criminal justice system. We must invest in education, jobs, housing and health care — not more jails and incarceration. We must create a government that works for all, not just the few.

That is why I am calling on the Senate to act NOW to end police murders, police brutality and a very broken criminal justice system. I very much hope that you will join me. Together, we can transform this country.

Please add your name if you agree the Senate must act now to address the issue of police brutality, police murders and a broken criminal justice system.

Saturday, June 13, 2020. Brooklyn, New York City – Protest “Black Excellence Walk. A march for unity” in front of the Brooklyn Public Library. People marched from the Library to 1 Police Plaza in Manhattan. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Saturday, June 13, 2020. Brooklyn, New York City – Protest “Black Excellence Walk. A march for unity” in front of the Brooklyn Public Library. People marched from the Library to 1 Police Plaza in Manhattan. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

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Saturday, June 13, 2020. Brooklyn, New York City – Protest “Black Excellence Walk. A march for unity” in front of the Brooklyn Public Library. People marched from the Library to 1 Police Plaza in Manhattan. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Saturday, June 13, 2020. Brooklyn, New York City – Protest “Black Excellence Walk. A march for unity” in front of the Brooklyn Public Library. People marched from the Library to 1 Police Plaza in Manhattan. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

There will be more protests on, Sunday, June 14, 2020.
Click the link for info: https://www.instagram.com/justiceforgeorgenyc/ 

Saturday, June 13, 2020. Brooklyn, New York City – Protest “Black Excellence Walk. A march for unity” in front of the Brooklyn Public Library. People marched from the Library to 1 Police Plaza in Manhattan. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Saturday, June 13, 2020. Brooklyn, New York City – Protest “Black Excellence Walk. A march for unity” in front of the Brooklyn Public Library. People marched from the Library to 1 Police Plaza in Manhattan. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Saturday, June 13, 2020. Brooklyn, New York City – Protest “Black Excellence Walk. A march for unity” in front of the Brooklyn Public Library. People marched from the Library to 1 Police Plaza in Manhattan. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Saturday, June 13, 2020. Brooklyn, New York City – Protest “Black Excellence Walk. A march for unity” in front of the Brooklyn Public Library. People marched from the Library to 1 Police Plaza in Manhattan. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Saturday, June 13, 2020. Brooklyn, New York City – Protest “Muslims against racism and police brutality” at Barclays Center. Brooklyn, NYC. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Saturday, June 13, 2020. Brooklyn, New York City – Protest “Muslims against racism and police brutality” at Barclays Center. Brooklyn, NYC. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

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Saturday, June 13, 2020. Brooklyn, New York City – Protest “Muslims against racism and police brutality” at Barclays Center. Brooklyn, NYC. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Saturday, June 13, 2020. Brooklyn, New York City – Protest “Muslims against racism and police brutality” at Barclays Center. Brooklyn, NYC. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

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