Gov. must rescind discriminatory return to work order
Today we demanded that Gov. McMaster rescind or delay his return-to-in-person-work order. The order ignores the serious health risks posed by COVID-19 and blatantly discriminates against people with disabilities, women, and caregivers.
Each day that we pretend that procedural reforms can fix policing, more Black, Brown, and other marginalized people are harmed and killed. To truly address the problem of police violence, we must drastically reduce the size, scope, and role of police in South Carolina.
It is clear that Charleston City Council and Mayor Tecklenburg continue to write blank checks to CPD. Charleston residents deserve accountability. That is why we have asked for the Budget Item Detail for each division under the Charleston Police Department for FY2020 and 2021.