How Much Do US Cities Spend On Policing?

from Zero Hedge

The state of America’s policing has come under scrutiny after George Floyd’s shocking death in Minneapolis. That resulted in massive protests all over the country with people demanding reform and an end to police brutality and racism. It has created a debate about “defunding” the police and redirecting more money into community outreach programs.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently said he would make cuts to the NYPD’s $6 billion budget and set funding aside for communities and his view is at odds with President Trump. On Monday, Trump said that “there won’t be defunding, there won’t be dismantling of our police, and there is not going to be any disbanding of our police.”

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