3750 18th St
SAVE THE DATE: Join our march to demand public safety for all and fire cops this year!!
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The Board of Supervisors Budget and Appropriations Committee approved a budget that only cuts $44M–6.3%– of the $700M police budget. Despite our calls to action, they are firing ZERO officers or Sheriff’s deputies this year.
Over the past decade police violence against Black and brown people has become hypervisible via social media. Just a few days ago Jacob Blake was shot 7 times by police officers in Kenosha, WI and left paralyzed from the waist down. Jacob Blake. Breonna Taylor. Jamaica Hampton. George Floyd. Eric Garner. Jessica Williams. Luis Gongora Pat. Alex Nieto. Mario Woods. Sean Monterrosa.
Every day that the BoS refuses to defund the SFPD, they are prioritizing police employment over our lives. They have the power to change the system, but instead they bend over backwards to preserve a system that harms us.
And yet as the movement for Black lives grows, nothing has changed. People are still being harmed, traumatized, and killed every day and our elected officials are doing nothing.
What do you think it feels like to be Black, brown, or people of color and having nothing change? This is violence. This is what racism looks like.
This is unacceptable, and is not public safety for all. Black, Brown, trans, and unhoused folks need *real change*, not false promises. There’s still time to fix this budget as the full Board of Supervisors won’t vote on it until 9/22. Let’s show up and make it crystal clear that we need to defund, disarm, and disband the SFPD now, in this year’s budget.