- The Politics Desk
As protests against police brutality spread, activists across the U.S. are urging officials to reform departments by defunding them. Here's a closer look at the calls to direct the funds elsewhere, why supporters argue it could make communities safer, and how coronavirus-era budget cuts factor into the debate.
We rely on them to deliver us groceries, get around town, and more, and they're playing a more important role as many of us shelter-in-place during the COVID-19 pandemic. Couriers, drivers and shoppers for services like Postmates, Uber, Amazon, and Instacart are deemed essential workers but find themselves doing their job without adequate coronavirus protection and without stable income. Why they're protesting on May 1 and how some states are trying to help those now out of work.