Demands to the City of Greensboro

3. Defund the police, so they cannot buy militarized weapons to harm us. Fund Crisis Intervention and Recreation Centers.

a. Invest in mental health workers to develop an in-house, adequately funded 311 number to give residents an alternative in crisis situations to calling the police. Residents should be able to access trained crisis workers – mental health providers and social workers to de-escalate and address a situation. 

b. Invest in more funding for organizations that act as alternatives to the police for interventions in mental health, sexual harassment, and domestic violence situations.

c. Invest in the city’s recreation centers, to create safe, fun and well-funded spaces and fully-staffed programs for our youth.

d. Fund these programs with money that is normally spent on weapons, new cars, new policing gadgets, ATVs, segways, trainings that tell police officers to attack the public and promote the “Warrior Mentality”, tear gas, and rubber bullets. Fund these programs with money spent setting up check-points to shake down vulnerable people with expired plates and insurance, and money spent “preemptively” profiling Black people.