Lauryn Overhultz

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Celebs John Tale and also Megan Rapinoe are among those that supposedly signed a petition to defund police divisions.

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“The COVID-19 deaths and also the fatalities triggered by authorities terror are connected and consequential to every various other,” the petition specified. “The United States does not have a nationwide medical care system. Instead, we have the largest armed forces budget plan on the planet, and also several of one of the most well-funded and militarized cops divisions in the globe, as well.” (RELATED: Here’s All The Celebrities Who Attended George Floyd Protests Over The Weekend Break)

“Policing and militarization overwhelmingly control the bulk of national and also local budgets,” the petition proceeded. “Actually, police as well as army financing has boosted each and every single year because 1973, and also at the very same time, funding for public health and wellness decreased every year, crystallized most just recently when the Trump management removed the UNITED STATE Pandemic Reaction Team in 2018, pointing out ‘prices.'”

John Legend, Common, Lizzo, the Weeknd and also Talib Kweli have actually authorized an open letter requiring the defunding of cops to spend a lot more on education and learning and also health care https://t.co/9g6Oa2hgOO pic.twitter.com/Um2tiI2WpF

“Vote no on all increases to police budget plans,” it claimed. “Vote yes to reduce authorities spending as well as budgets. Elect yes to boost costs on Healthcare, Education, and Area programs that keep us secure.”

The application follows the death of George Floyd triggered objections and troubles in cities across America. Floyd died while captive of the Minneapolis Police Division. Bystander video revealed previous Minneapolis law enforcement officer Derek Chauvin hold Floyd down with a knee on his neck for nearly nine minutes.