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Defunding police: what it means and how it could work

This weekend, a majority of the Minneapolis city council declared their intention to disband the city’s police force — the same force responsible for killing George Floyd. Today on Front Burner, we talk about the growing movement calling for the scaling down of police forces in Canada and beyond.
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On the weekend, a majority of the Minneapolis city council declared their intention to disband the city's police force. The move comes in response to the killing of George Floyd by Derek Chauvin — a member of that force — and to other local instances of police brutality. Today on Front Burner, we talk about the growing "defund police" movement that says scaling down police budgets and spending the money on social services could be a way to protect civilian lives.

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