This is the best rundown on American police union power I found, although a few years old: https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-police-unions/
Steven Rushin, Police Union Contracts in Duke Law Journal: https://lawecommons.luc.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1604&context=facpubs
Looking around for state and local budget visualization tools. Here's a nice one for US states: http://apps.urban.org/features/what-drives-state-spending/
This chart is a metaphor. I saw one floating around for LA so I thought I'd make one for my little town. #defundpolice
Bandcamp waiving all fees tomorrow, so here are some black artists to throw cash at.
Sampa the Great, hiphop/soul: https://sampathegreat.bandcamp.com/
Zeal and Ardor, soul metal?? https://zealandardor.bandcamp.com/
José James, soul etc.: https://josejames.bandcamp.com
Dälek, noise rap: https://dalekipecac.bandcamp.com/
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