Sabrina Joy Stevens (@realsabijoy )

Sabrina Joy Stevens

Bio The writer/activist/tweeter formerly known as TeacherSabrina. She/her. #EduColor OG. Politics, identity, edu, mamahood, more. Views all mine.
Location Washington, DC
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Account created 15-07-2008 13:37:44
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iPhone : After what you’ve seen this past week, when the police say they don’t have too much power and don’t act with impunity, will you still believe them?

iPhone : Okay, Ive seen a number of people on social media share this #8cantwait campaign. I wanted to put my thoughts (and those of others) together to explain why this campaign is a bad idea.

I want to first start by addressing each of the 8 policies.

(Bear with me, thread follows)

iPhone : This is a performative distraction from real policy changes. Bowser has consistently been on the wrong side of BLMDC history. This is to appease white liberals while ignoring our demands. Black Lives Matter means defund the police. Emily Badger say it with us…

iPhone : Im Himmi Jendrix Brah... BlackLivesMatter DC Emily Badger Mayor Muriel Bowser #StayHomeDC) 's Twitter Profile">Mayor Muriel Bowser #StayHomeDC Mayor Muriel Bowser #StayHomeDC) 's Twitter Profile">Mayor Muriel Bowser #StayHomeDC proposed raising MPD’s budget by $18.5 million while simultaneously slashing the Housing Trust Fund by $16 million

She wants to give MORE $ to police & slash other services in the middle of protests vs police violence

Her budget speaks more than Street paintings

iPhone : "Now, trans rights advocates are taking to the streets in New York, during Pride Month, to call for an investigation and bring more attention to the killing of black trans people." via VICE News…

iPhone : Please note the claim that it decreases police violence by 72% is only if the department has NONE of the policies and adopts all eight. D.C. has seven of these policies implemented already. NYC & Minneapolis already has four. Los Angeles and Oakland has five. Albuquerque has six.…

iPhone : The anti-violence movement often talks about the dangers of home for women and survivors of domestic violence. Breonna Taylor was killed in her home by law enforcement officers. We can’t keep talking abt keeping women dafe without an explicit analysis of the violence of policing.

iPhone : Using the qualifier "unarmed" suggests that when police shoot and kill Black and Brown people who are armed:

1. They don't lie about the circumstances (including about whether the person was in fact armed).

2. The killings are justified.

Neither of these things are true.