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#DefundThePolice: SJ + SCC
July 19, 2020 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Short URL: https://siliconvalleydsa.org/?p=6194
San Jose cops made global headlines when they shot rubber bullets into the groin of their bias trainer, Derrick Sanderlin, during the George Floyd protests. SJ cops again made national headlines for their facebook hate group which targets the unhoused, Muslims, and other vulnerable people in our community. The San Jose Police Union (POA) protects police from accountability. The Independent Police Auditor (IPA) takes citizen complaints, but SJ police investigations are conducted by the SJ police themselves.
That’s why DSA is organizing to support #DefundThePolice. Join us to discuss the police budget and create a plan to divest from police and invest in social welfare programs, develop long term strategies to keep the pressure on the POA, empower the IPA to do investigations on police complaints, research how East San Jose pulled “School Resource Officer” (SRO’s) out of East Side schools – to get SRO’s out of all SCC schools, develop potential community collaborations, and how we can put our SVDSA bail & jail support fund to further use.