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Berkeley police officers don LGBTQ+ Pride pins, locals disapprove

Berkeley police department, or BPD, announced in a press release on June 1 that officers can wear queer pride pins to “support” the queer community.

Berkeley Police Department, or BPD, announced in a press release June 1 that officers will be allowed to wear queer pride pins — a decision made in “commitment to, and support of,” the LGBTQ+ community.
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UCPD, take off your rainbow pins

UCPD’s email affirming its “allyship” to Queer staff members and students for Pride Month seems utterly performative, and the message ostensibly showcases the way police departments neoliberalize queer spaces.
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Keep calm and defund Berkeley police

Come June 29, your chance to act will be gone. So, which is it? Will Berkeley fund the police with 33% of our budget, leaving only 3% for community agencies? Or are we going to do something about it?
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