Quote of the Day | June 17, 2020

“We have a foundational system in this country that has dehumanized black and brown people. We have given our communities one option that doesn’t actually produce any real results or any real accountability. The people calling for defunding and investment in restorative justice and community-based services are asking for accountability. So again, I’m not going to be able to vote for this because, fundamentally, we are continuing to give people the same tool somehow thinking it will fix all of our social ills.”

-OKC Ward 6 Councilor JoBeth Hamon discussing her vote against the city’s FY21 budget, saying communities needed more options for public safety [NonDoc]


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