Williamstown Residents Beginning Call to ‘Defund’ Police
Monday's Select Board meeting marked the first time a resident has used the platform of a public meeting to make a call to defund the police.
And it probably will not be the last.
The "defund police" movement has gained momentum nationwide in the weeks following the Memorial Day killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Floyd is one of a long line of Black Americans who have been killed by white police officers and held up as examples of what many believe is pervasive racism in the law enforcement community.
Tashi Rai, a rising junior at Mount Greylock Regional School, was one of more than a dozen voices calling for change during last Monday's meeting and the one who made the most direct call to defund the Williamstown Police Department.
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