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ANNOUNCING: Our #DefundSurveillance campaign w/ @stoplapdspying has been working to dissect & defund LAPD’s $3.1 billion budget. Today, we’re launching our demands focused on the extreme harm of LAPD’s spending on surveillance, tech, & community policing:
DEMAND 1: Defund and disarm LAPD of all weapons and surveillance!

LAPD is the country's most murderous police force. Technology and data-mining are crucial to how LAPD targets our people. Every dollar LAPD spends on harming us could instead pay for life-affirming resources. Image
DEMAND 2: End all LAPD siphoning of funds and data from other city departments!

In addition to the $3.1 billion LAPD directly gets in the city budget, police also take money and data from other departments, consuming vital resources and growing the Stalker State. Image
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THREAD: You might have heard LAPD claim that their budget was cut by $150 million this summer. That’s a lie. They’re playing games with numbers. We're here to demystify and defund LAPD's budget, which is billions of dollars spent to stalk and brutalize our people.
LAPD got $1.733 billion in 2019-2020 and $1.721 for 2020-21. That means their funding was reduced by only $12 million. The $150 million number that police keep throwing around is the difference from their budget REQUEST (always a high number), not from any actual city budget.
Let’s use an analogy. Suppose LAPD requested $120 last year and we gave them $100. Then suppose they requested $120 again and we gave them $95. That’s a $5 reduction, but LAPD wants to call it a $25 reduction. That’s what their $150 million number is like.
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