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Berkeley slashes social services while police budget continues to grow

Show up Wed., June 2, at 12 p.m. at Berkeley City Hall steps. Coalition demands City Council keep it’s promise to re-invest BPD funding in community-based organizations and critical services they provide instead of proposed 22% slash in 2022 budget.

Urban Shield: Berkeley City council capitulates to police

Some 400 people packed a special city council meeting here on June 20 to demand that the city end its “shameful collaboration” with federal police and spy agencies. But the council, while widely hailed as “progressive,” ignored the near-unanimous popular opinion and voted to renew three controversial police programs: participation in a Regional Intelligence Fusion Center, participation in the Urban Areas Security Initiative and acquisition of a bulletproof armored personnel carrier.
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