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Old 06-15-2020, 08:24 AM
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A police force without the existing union protections, that prevent disciplinary actions, firings, oversight etc.

Perhaps selling off the tanks and military equipment and using that budget to fund substance abuse treatments, family counselors, social workers etc.

I can't help but think of the analogy, "When your only tool is a hammer, everything starts to look like a nail." When our government's only tool to keep the peace and protect its citizens is "law enforcement" you are going to make criminals out of everyone, and build a lot of mistrust, anger, and unfortunately abuse.

Defund the Police is a horrible term. However, restructuring a flawed organization makes a lot of sense, and if that means dismantling it and starting from scratch in order to do so, then so be it.

Last edited by beber; 06-15-2020 at 08:50 AM.