Should we defund the police after recent events?

Chase Engerer
14 Jul 2020
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Chase Engerer
14 Jul 2020
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We should not defund our police

Though some police officers are corrupt and racist, the vast majority of officers have good intentions and are here to help us. Defunding our police doesn't help to stop the bad officers it only gives the police departments less money to get their jobs done. In major US cities like Chicago for example, the crime rates have jumped ever since they've defunded their police departments and it has become very difficult for the police to contain the situation.

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Defunding is a sign of no-confidence
You can not defund the police or else it would be disastrous.(Supporting not defunding the police.)
The phrase "defund the police" can get easily misinterpreted.
Maybe do not fully defund the police.
Defunding the police does not mean abolishing police
We should not defund our police
That's literally what "Defund the police" means
There's basically no correlation between police spending and reductions in crime

For an essential service like Law Enforcement, the only reason why one would want to cut down funding is if it was considered to be out of control and not serving its purpose. This is not like a charity where the State cuts funding simply because it does not have funds. You cannot defund the police just as you would not defund services like electricity, water or public transportation.

Even a banana republic keeps a police force because that is the main instrument which keeps law and order in the country.


You can not defund the police or else it would be disastrous.  If the police were to be defunded, there is no way that order would be kept.  Crime rates would increase all across the country and that is just not good.  


The phrase "defund the police" can get easily misinterpreted.  People might think that it means to withdraw all funding from the police.  I originally thought this until I did a little bit more research. 


Maybe do not fully defund the police.  Instead, you could take a little of the funds that the police do get and use it in other ways like social services.  But, fully defunding the police is not a good idea.


Defunding the police simply means reducing funding to police and instead redirecting those funds to programs better suited to their purpose.

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https://www.smh.com.au/world/north-america/black-lives-matter-s-big-ask-what-does-defund-the-police-mean-20200608-p550dr.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defund_the_police


Though some police officers are corrupt and racist, the vast majority of officers have good intentions and are here to help us. Defunding our police doesn't help to stop the bad officers it only gives the police departments less money to get their jobs done. In major US cities like Chicago for example, the crime rates have jumped ever since they've defunded their police departments and it has become very difficult for the police to contain the situation.


Defund the police means "reduce funding", and the people asking for it are asking that those funds be allocated to services better suited to particular needs that the police are currently being used for


https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/06/07/over-past-60-years-more-spending-police-hasnt-necessarily-meant-less-crime/


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