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Marchers walk along Tremont St. towards Ruggles. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Marchers walk along Tremont St. towards Ruggles. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Here's the Radio Boston rundown for June 9. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • On Monday, Democrats in Washington unveiled the Justice in Policing Act of 2020. We talk about the proposal with Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton, who is one of its more than 200 sponsors.
  • The call has gotten louder in recent days to "Defund The Police." Boston Activists are calling for the city to reduce and reallocate 10% of the Boston Police Department's funding, and that's not all. We hear from two activists on proposed reforms.
  • We put calls to defund the police into a public policy context with Michael Curry, currently with the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers. He is also a member of the national NAACP Board of Directors.

This program aired on June 9, 2020.

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