Demand Justice from Temple University #DefundthePolice

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Karen Applegarth
Sep 23, 2020
Because this shits out of control!

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Eva Cheeseman
Jul 2, 2020
y’all know why. it’s about money and that’s what makes this system so corrupt. i’ve always seen this university as a progressive school and i hope that you guys are on the right side of this. <3

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Nate Schreyer
Jul 1, 2020
sick of this bs

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Jay Chism
Jul 1, 2020
Temple Student

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Anje' Steele-Cumbee
Jun 29, 2020
All lives CAN'T matter, until Black Lives Matter. Keep the fight going!

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Andre La Ramee
Jun 26, 2020
I believe the city needs alternatives to the police for solving problems. There are other ways of dealing with social issues that could involve other agencies, I feel that they should be explored and funds used for the police should be diverted to these progressive ideas.

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Sheena Sood
Jun 25, 2020
Temple needs to start divest from policing, and investing in cultures and policies of social justice.

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Naomi Fields
Jun 24, 2020
Philly resident and it matters to me!

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Gabrielle Radcliffe
Jun 18, 2020
I'm signing because I was verbally harassed and physically assaulted by a former student (unfortunate last roommate situation, I had no idea he was a dropout). The Temple PD and Philadelphia PD did absolutely nothing to help me out, did not believe my claims and did not believe my genuine worry for my safety. Also, I was robbed at gunpoint in my off-campus housing (two blocks from campus) and the perp's were never found. The PD's resources clearly aren't divested into solving crimes or protecting the community. DEFUND THE POLICE AND INVEST IT IN THE COMMUNITY. PHILADELPHIA NEEDS $$$ in the hands of citizens, not police. WHY TF are the police militarized? TAKE THE TANKS AWAY. TAKE THE TEAR GAS AWAY. TAKE THE RUBBER BULLETS AWAY. PROTECT YOUR STUDENTS. MAKE ME PROUD TO BE AN OWL.

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Kara Heeb
Jun 14, 2020
I will not be donating any alumni funds to my alma matter if they continue to fund the police.