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#DefundThePolice SJ & SCC
August 2, 2020 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Short URL: https://siliconvalleydsa.org/?p=6364
This is an organizing call. We’ll share updates, take action and make plans. Register here.
So far in 2020 the San Jose Police Union (POA) has been awarded over a million dollars in settlements with the city of San Jose for overtime, legals fees and extra healthcare. At the same time, over a thousand complaints against San Jose police have been made by citizens to the SJIPA (San Jose Independent Police Auditor).
In Santa Clara County school districts students are pulled out of class and suspended by Student Resource Officer’s (cops in schools with guns) creating a school to prison pipeline. Black and disabled kids are suspended more often than other children and given longer suspensions.
This 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, align with affinity organizations, and get cops out of our schools.