De Blasio Commits to $1 Billion cut from NYPD Budget
For weeks New Yorkers have been protesting to defund the police following the murder of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis, and now NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed he will be cutting $1 billion from the NYPD’s budget.
Mayor de Blasio did not specify where exactly he will be pulling the money from, but says he has a plan to shift these funds towards more important underlying issues. Some things include wanting to move unarmed police stationed at schools into the education budget and shifting certain homeless outreach operations away from police control, Politico reported.
The Mayor also wants to place some of the funds into youth recreation centers, less fortunate communities, and public housing. The budget must be approved by midnight Tuesday.
The budget proposal is set to achieve “real reform, real redistribution, while keeping the city safe,” said Mayor de Blasio.
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