Monday's Select Board meeting in Williamstown marked the first time a resident has used the platform of a public meeting to make a call to defund the police.

IBerkshires.com reports that a junior at Mount Greylock Regional School was one of more than a dozen voices calling for change during the meeting.

Tashi Rai, a rising junior at Mount Greylock Regional School, was one of more than a dozen voices calling for change during last Monday's meeting and the one who made the most direct call to defund the Williamstown Police Department.

The "defund police" movement has gained momentum nationwide in the weeks following the Memorial Day killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

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