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.
Protests and riots have erupted in Kenosha, Wisconsin, after police shot Jacob Blake, a husband and father of three, 7 times in the back, without probably cause or any possible reason to feel threatened. Many downtown businesses and courthouses have been set on fire in Kenosha, and protests have also erupted downtown.