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Testimony Regarding NYC’s Preliminary Budget for Fiscal Year 2023

The City Council must act to reduce the size, scope, and power of the NYPD, and nowhere is that power to act more important than in negotiating and approving the city’s budget. The Council must identify areas of responsibility that can be moved outside of the Department, divest from funds currently allocated to the NYPD for those responsibilities, and reinvest those funds into communities and into non-carceral, non-punitive services to support New Yorkers.

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