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June 12, 2020

#BlackLivesMatter

#BlackLivesMatter We’ve been watching and joining in with a global uprising. After 10 days of collective action and having our voices heard, here’s what’s happening in the USA: 👉🏾 Minneapolis bans use of choke holds. 👉🏾 Charges are upgraded against Officer Chauvin, and his accomplices are arrested and charged. 👉🏾 Dallas adopts a "duty to intervene" rule that requires officers to stop other cops who are engaging in inappropriate use of force. 👉🏾 New Jersey’s attorney general said the state will update its use-of-force guidelines for the first time in two decades. 👉🏾 In Maryland, a bipartisan work group of state lawmakers announced a police reform work group. 👉🏾 Los Angeles City Council introduces motion to reduce LAPD’s $1.8 billion operating budget. 👉🏾 MBTA in Boston agrees to stop using public buses to transport police officers to protests. 👉🏾 Police brutality captured on cameras leads to near-immediate suspensions and firings of officers in several cities (i.e., Buffalo, Ft. Lauderdale). 👉🏾 Monuments celebrating confederates are removed in cities in Virginia, Alabama, and other states. 👉🏾 Street in front of the White House is renamed "Black Lives Matter Plaza.” 👉🏾 Military forces begin to withdraw from D.C. 👉🏾 Today Minneapolis City Council Votes to disband police department after years of discrimination and corruption. Instead, they will implement more effective public safety systems. -- So, whānau, kia māia. Stand in your power. It’s working. ✊✊✊ #ProtectOurWhakapapa #Manaaki20 #BeAGoodAncestor #TūpunaWisdom

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