The new report examines the corporate backing of police foundations in nearly two dozen cities & the harms inflicted on Black communities.
Through donations to police foundations and partnerships with law enforcement groups, AT&T helps the police further militarize and execute the War on Drugs.
The utility Pepco makes donations and fills board seats to maintain a web of influence in DC – and the DC Police Foundation is part of it.
The same fossil fuel companies and financial institutions driving environmental racism are also directing and funding police foundations.
The Philadelphia City Council just approved hundreds of millions of dollars in police funding – and here are some of the companies set to profit from this.
The same corporations that rake in billions in tax subsidies are also bankrolling police foundations across the US.
Major corporations bankroll and support police foundations across the U.S., helping them to buy tech and weaponry and to normalize police presence in our everyday lives.
Through its AmazonSmile program, Amazon is donating to police foundations – which purchase surveillance technology and weaponry for police departments – across the U.S.