Don’t get race-baited about the US riots: It’s about the economy, stupid! ✊ Keep up the fight! I’m talking about renegotiation of where we prioritize our money. June 10, 2020 Celebrities have joined forces drafting an open letter demanding local governments stop providing increases in funds to police. You are good people, you are tired of being oppressed," the musician said, encouraging people to protest to "honor" Floyd's life. This website uses cookies. According to Variety, the letter – which is titled ‘#DefundPolice’ – demands for the end of huge increases in police budgets. “Black People Are Dying of Police Terror and Covid19. And for good reason. I hear you. or redistributed.

Celebrity activists like John Legend, Jane Fonda, and Lizzo have joined the cause, asking that bloated law enforcement budgets be cut, and the money instead be spent on health care, education, and investing in Black communities. Connect with friends faster than ever with the new Facebook app.

She also promoted the letter on her Instagram page, stating that she's "enraged" by the amount of the money that goes to the police in her hometown of Los Angeles, California. He's also shared images from the protests, promoted the Black Lives Matter movement, and encouraged his followers to vote. The petition was started by The Movement for Black Lives, a coalition of black-rights organizations. “A healthy society is not built on policing! According to the survey findings: ‘Despite calls by activists and protesters to defund police departments, most Americans do not support reducing law enforcement budgets.

John Legend signed the letter and donated money to The Movement for Black Lives. But don’t worry, they got a swipe in at Trump and they have a cool hashtag they can all share so they feel like they are doing something, so it’s apparently all good. “I signed on to #DefendBlackLives and to push to #DefundThePolice,” he wrote as the caption on the post, which outlined some of the demands from protesters, including “an end to the war against Black people,” and “an immediate relief for our communities.” He implored his fans to join the cause alongside him. The petition argues that defunding police is the right response to Floyd’s death – the officer who went viral for keeping his knee on the man’s neck while he struggled to breathe has already been charged with second degree murder and manslaughter, while three other officers will also be charged. Instead, supporters demand unnecessary funds as well as tasks of police departments be shifted to other suitable departments with a higher need. The letter states: ‘Black communities are living in persistent fear of being killed by state authorities like police, immigration agents, or even white vigilantes who are emboldened by state actors. These celebs, most of whom regularly attend award ceremonies and events well protected by private security firms, believe police departments across the nation should see a decrease in their funding, with that money then going to health care, social programs, and education. Protesting is old hat for Jane, who has spent the majority of her life as a passionate activist. This is where Sleepy Joe is being dragged by the socialists. Armed guards protecting the same people who want to defund the police and take away our guns. latest news, feel-good stories, analysis and more, How to watch the US Election in the UK: Start time, channels, and what to expect, Donald Trump posts bizarre two minute clip of himself dancing to Village People’s YMCA, Teenager ‘accidentally shot and killed’ his friend while simulating a rap video, US election 2020: Hour by hour guide about what to expect.

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