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Breanna Champion: Chicago Police Should Be Defunded


Breanna Champion, the Chicago Co-Chair of the Black Youth Project 100 and an organizer of Wednesday’s protest at Chicago’s police headquarters stated, “One of our major demands is that police be defunded” on Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports.”

Champion said, “getting Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) to resign is definitely not the main goal of the movement right now. So, in Chicago, police receive 40% of our city’s budget to remain operational. That is completely unheard of and unacceptable. One of our major demands is that police be defunded and that that money used to fund police be used to fund black futures, and be used to fund our communities and things that we need.”

(h/t Mediaite)

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