Update On A Movement: How ‘Defunding Police’ Is Playing Out In Austin, Texas

Update On A Movement: How ‘Defunding Police’ Is Playing Out In Austin, Texas
Update On A Movement: How ‘Defunding Police’ Is Playing Out In Austin, Texas

Update On A Movement: How ‘Defunding Police’ Is Playing Out In Austin, Texas

Last summer, the city of Austin, Texas, slashed the budget for its police department. More recently, the city council voted on a new way to spend some of that money. KUT reporter Audrey McGlinchy explains what other changes have taken place in Austin.

A powerful new player is joining calls for reparations for Black Americans: the American Civil Liberties Union. Civil rights attorney Deborah Archer — the ACLU’s newly elected board president and the first Black person to assume that role — explains the organization’s new stance.

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