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Lizzo, Natalie Portman, and More Celebrities Who Support Defunding the Police

"Imagine, what a world could be like in which we invested in nourishing people; (in their education, healthcare, environment, shelter)— rather than putting all of our money into punishment."

"Defund the police" has become a rallying cry and a North Star of the Black Lives Matter movement.

The origins of the police's recently brutality lies in Southern slave patrols and the criminalization of the poor. Police enforced Jim Crow laws and today they enforce the racist criminal justice system, and promote violence and fear, and they often don't actually make neighborhoods safer.

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