Please withdraw the resolution of July 16th to modify the IPD budget: return the current $100,000 Homeland Security grant for the SWAT team or use it for cameras on cops.

I believe that Mayor Myrick has taken positive steps with his recent proposal to reinvigorate community policing in Ithaca. I believe that returning this HS money would send a strong message to the community that he is spearheading real change. Additionally, as we have seen in Ferguson, there is a danger that once police have access to military equipment, they then want to deploy that equipment instead of/in addition to relying on their relationships with the community.

Sara Levy, Ithaca, NY, United States
7 years ago
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