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Re: Defund the Police
« Reply #420 on: July 22, 2022, 03:51:51 pm »
Florida cops collect change for homeless, keep the money for themselves:

Around downtown St. Petersburg, there are "Power of Change" donation stations, which are repurposed parking meters that claim a donor's contribution will, "help provide for homeless families and individuals."

Nowhere on the stations is it mentioned that the money is actually going to the St. Petersburg Police Department's budget, nor is it clear that very little of the donations are actually going to the homeless community.

According to numbers sent to Creative Loafing Tampa Bay by SPPD on July 20, in FY22, zero dollars have gone to the homeless community from the donation stations.

Meanwhile, about $9,842 of donors' change has been stockpiled by the department, as of June.