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There Is No Climate Justice Without Defunding the Police

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There Is No Climate Justice Without Defunding the Police

 

Brian Kahn

Earther/Gizmodo

6/2/20

 

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he U.S. has erupted in protests over the brutal killing of George Floyd by police. The protests have largely been peaceful. The police response has not.

Over the past week, widespread police violence has gripped the nation. Police have shot protestors with rubber bullets, tear gassed them, and beat them with batons. Using live bullets, police shot and killed David McAtee, a black chef in Louisville, and left his body in the streets for 12 hours. Armored vehicles and cops in tactical body armor have taken over the streets in response to protests that are specifically about police violence against black communities.

The war zone look of police departments is the inevitable endpoint of a Pentagon program that has transferred more than $5 billion in military surplus equipment to local police and a decade-plus of Department of Homeland Security funding to help police buy even more. It’s why calls for justice from violence have been met with more violence: This is the only “tool” police have.

There are many very good reasons to defund and demilitarize police forces across the country, including the fact that research in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) shows it provides “no detectable benefits in terms of officer safety or violent crime reduction, on average.” But there’s another reason that’s also tied to the disproportionate suffering of black and brown communities. The climate crisis is exacerbating existing inequalities, and a militarized police force will only make those inequalities worse. There’s a better way forward, though, one that prioritizes resilience—taking funding away from the force that is over-policing and racial profiling black communities, and putting that funding into preparing them for a 21st century of dangerous weather driven by the climate crisis.

 

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Y'all heard it here first.  ACAB and all cops are racist because of global warming.  To protect our environment we need to make sure police don't wear scary looking vests.  Polar bears will die if the police respond to riots in riot gear.

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Natural Selection
25 minutes ago, Moderator T said:

There Is No Climate Justice Without Defunding the Police

- Climate Justice... A ridiculous concept.

- Defunding the Police... A ridiculous concept.

- Claiming there is a relationship between the two... A ridiculous concept.

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The protests have largely been peaceful. The police response has not.

What is your planet's call sign, Brian?

Uranus?

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MontyPython

Another example of the sheer lunacy required to be a leftist.

:blink::wacko::blink::wacko::blink:

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