“This report sheds a harsh and needed light on the ways police violence and systemic racism intersect with the climate crisis.”
By Andrea Germanos, staff writer for Common Dreams. Published 7-27-2020
Saint Paul, Minnesota police officers covered in riot gear march and line up during the 2008 Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Xcel Energy Center.. Photo: Tony Webster/Wikimedia Commons/CC
The same industries fueling the climate crisis and disproportionately polluting Black and brown communities across the U.S are bankrolling police foundations, groups which can help militarize local police departments.
That’s according to a new investigation from transparency group Public Accountability Initiative and its LittleSis project. Continue reading