Austin’s city council unanimously voted to cut the police budget by a third on Thursday. The money will be reallocated to food stamps, housing projects, and abortion access programs. The amount cut is about $150 million. The decision came after police brutality documented against protesters, and an incompetent police response after the murder of Garrett Foster by a former army sergeant.
Last night was the 100th-day anniversary of demonstrations in Portland, leading to more militant activity than normal in the city, as well as a more aggravated response from the police force. Protesters set up barricades and incendiary devices were used, and police sent back more brutality as well as gassing residential areas.