Rather than funding schools, housing, and social services, cities would rather spend tens of millions of dollars to settle police brutality lawsuits. That's the price of allowing police to remain unaccountable. #DefundThePolice
In the past two years alone, New York City paid out $457 million in settlements and civil suits relating to police misconduct by the NYPD. Last month, the city threatened to lay off 22,000 city employees. We have to start seeing these as related phenomena. https://comptroller.nyc.gov/reports/annual-claims-report/
Teacher are forced to either use their own money or resort to GoFundMe to raise funds for field trips and classroom supplies. More than 550,000 Americans are homeless, and 190,000 of them are unsheltered.

But our money is diverted to pay for police violence and brutality.
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