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What Activists Mean When They Say Defund the Police

The killings of George Floyd and other Black Americans have led to an increase in calls to defund or even abolish police departments

A photo of a protestor holding up two signs that say “GEORGE FLOYD” and “DEFUND POLICE!”

In the weeks since the nation became engulfed in protests against police violence following the killing of George Floyd — and Breonna Taylor and Tony McDade…



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Andrea González-Ramírez

Award-winning Puerto Rican journalist. Senior Writer at New York Magazine’s The Cut. Formerly GEN, Refinery29, and more. Read my work: