How ‘Defund the Police’ went from moonshot to mainstream

June 17, 2020

To many watching the historic protests against racism and police brutality unfold across the country, it was a call that came out of nowhere: Defund the Police.

Yet hours after the first videos of George Floyd’s killing at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer went viral online, those three words became the rallying cry of a movement that had suddenly won America’s undivided attention.

Read the piece from Politico, featuring Kim Burke, a senior fellow at the Center for Policing Equity