Stories tagged: "defund the police"


A 'Black Lives Matter' marquee in Asheville, NC in July. The city has been the center of demonstrations after local officials voted against immediately defunding the police. (Image via Shutterstock)
After Asheville Votes Against Defunding Police, Demonstrators Take to the Streets

How the 'Defund the Police' movement touched down in Asheville, leading to tense moments with local police department.

Protesters confront Charlotte officers during a demonstration in May. (Photo for Cardinal & Pine by Grant Baldwin).
Two Days After Judge Lifts Pepper Spray Ban, Charlotte Police Deploy It on ‘Defund the Police’ Protesters

Two days after a judge dissolved a restraining order barring Charlotte police from using pepper spray, police used it on “Defund the Police” demonstrators.

Kentucky State Police detain a man on West Liberty Street on Sunday, May 31, 2020, in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. (Max Gersh/The Courier Journal)
This Is What It Means to Defund the Police

Supporters of the movement point out that many of the reforms enacted in recent years have not ended police brutality.