The racial justice protests following the death of George Floyd earlier this year prompted calls to "defund the police" in cities across the country, a priority for activists that has now become a central point in the presidential contest. A review by The Associated Press finds that while local governments have trimmed police budgets over the past four months, the cuts have been mostly modest. Advocates want to overhaul a policing system that has repeatedly been linked to brutality against Black people, including the death of Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police in May.
The stopgap bill passed by an 84-10 vote in the Republican-controlled Senate and was later signed by President Donald Trump.
The water, so cold that it nearly hurts, spills relentlessly into a concrete trough from three pipes driven into a hillside near the edge of town. For years, Tarah Nogrady has filled plastic jugs here and lugged them back to a town so small it rarely appears on maps. It's a common view in the little towns that speckle the Appalachian foothills of southeast Ohio, where the pandemic has barely been felt.
"I am stepping away from ... any role in the campaign...to focus on my family and get help dealing with the overwhelming stress," Parscale said.
On their account on the social media app Telegram, the Proud Boys appeared to take the statement as marching orders.