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Black Lives Matter Took Their 'Peoples Budget' To City Council

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Black Lives Matter-L.A. presented their plan to 'Defund Police' to city council members yesterday. It's called 'The People's Budget,' and it would reallocate city funding to social programs and away from law enforcement.

Later, the council's Budget and Finance Committee passed a motion introduced by Council President Nury Martinez (and others) to find $100-150 million in reductions to the LAPD’s budget. The full council is expected to consider the measure on Tuesday.

Melina Abudullah, co-founder of BLM-L.A. told elected officials:

"This is a moment where the world has cracked open, and you all have the opportunity to really be courageous and do something different in the city of Los Angeles."

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