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Harry's Gang: 'Defund police' mantra isn't as radical as it sounds

 

June 19, 2020



I have to admit, I really rolled my eyes when people started chanting “defund the police” following the events surrounding George Floyd’s death at the hands of law enforcement.

It just sounds crazy. Sure, we get emotional over police brutality and misconduct, so it’s tempting to think eliminating the police department would solve the problem.

But who would keep the peace? Who would track criminals and arrest lawbreakers? Who would do what we need police to do?

Then I started to think about it. “Defund the police” is a silly rallying cry, but reallocating tax resources to better...



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