TIME100 Talks: Rep Ayanna Pressley Supports Defunding Police

TIME100 Talks: Rep Ayanna Pressley Supports Defunding Police

Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley said she supports efforts to defund police departments during a TIME100 Talks discussion on Thursday, because the movement is “about the investment in our communities which have historically been divested from.”“This is simply about a refund. This is about investment in communities,” Pressley told TIME National Correspondent Charlotte Alter. “And they don’t want to.”For example, police officers shouldn’t be called to a school if two students are fighting, Pressley told Alter. We just haven’t funded it,” Pressley told Alter. “This stuff runs so deep in terms of the dehumanization and the objectifying of Black and brown bodies,” Pressley told Alter.

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