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@ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...2yrs

No, increase funding and training for police departments in higher crime rate communities

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Yes, replace police with unarmed community based responders for non-violent calls

@8K6XQHF from Virginia answered…2yrs

There are good police and bad police, just as there are good priests and bad priests, good pastors/bad pastors, good people and bad people. We should spend money on adding mental health workers to train officers and work alongside them for certain cases. We should also have a no tolerance for any officer showing violence against any citizen except in cases of self defense. Officers should be made to have a body cam on at all times to protect them and citizens. Any officer not wearing a cam and/or in any act of violence should be fired and lose their pension. If officers know this ahead of time it will weed out the bad ones. I’m a white, moderate, and I am distraught over the black lives lost...and how soon they are forgotten and we just move on. This has to stop! We need police, but we need GOOD police.

@8PSKZCY  from New York commented…2yrs

No, increase funding and training for police departments in higher crime rate communities

You are going to have a lot of problems with your body cam malfunction/lost pension. Unions will still exist.

I am distraught over all lives lost unjustly to police brutality, I don't care about the color of the victims skin. A human life should not be valued at race.

I will also say it is not as big a problem on this country as the media wants you to think. "White officer shoots black man" draws ratings because it stirs emotions and ultimately capitalizes and politicizes issues then powers that be know they can use to manipulate is into frenzy.

It's imperative we all use common sense and objective reasoning when reading about these stories instead of letting our emotions run wild.

@7RYLNVTLibertarian from South Carolina commented…2yrs

This is true but there should definitely be some more situational simulation training to prepare police for the calls they face.

@8SRMXXS from Utah agreed…2yrs

No, increase funding and training for police departments in higher crime rate communities

Not only that, but officers should also be required to take none-lethal, hand to hand disarmament/combat to seduce a violent criminal without causing serious injury. The people should also be required to attend mandatory education classes at least 2 a week every week, to help educate them about what to do in situations in which they are needed.

@98PHPKM from Alabama answered…2wks

@98XR3SR from Washington answered…35mins

@98XQDQT from Utah answered…2hrs

@98XQ7J4Forward from Nebraska answered…2hrs

@98XQ3TV from Texas answered…2hrs

Have a better divide of funds that is enough for both groups to thrive off of

@98XPX8J from Nebraska answered…2hrs

there should have more diverse training based on how the local area is.

@98XPX3S from Washington answered…2hrs

Yes, police departments should still have some armed responders, but responders should be equipped with no lethal weapons for calls without guns.

@98XPVNJ from Virginia answered…2hrs

Yes, but not to a major extent. cost effective or cost neutral Supplemental programs should be explored while not compromising the police budget.

@98XPG79 from Utah answered…2hrs

No, but I police should maintain there funding, but better train their officers.

@98XP63X from Tennessee answered…3hrs

No, because usually, the things that get money from defunding police are in low-income/higher crime areas that need a bigger police presence.

@98XP3X6 from Ohio answered…3hrs

Police should get good funding to help safety but communities should get some money for the extra protection in today's world

@98XNRZG from Wisconsin answered…3hrs

Funding should be increased for the police only if the training of police officers is significantly improved and every year police officers take a psychological test as well as physical tests like exercise and aim and training with a firearm.

@98XNBXZ from California answered…3hrs

@98XMWV2Libertarianfrom Maine  answered…3hrs

Public money should in general not be spent to make the perfect society, as it encroaches on civil rights and individual opinions

@98XMPVL from California answered…4hrs

No, but spend the funding on reforming the police and teaching how to respond non-violently and in different situations.

@98XMKH5 from Michigan answered…4hrs

Police should not be defunded as there are important, but they need to be held more accountable for many different aspects of their work and need to face harsher punishments.

@98XMGZN from New Jersey answered…4hrs

I think there should be more funding for higher crime areas but in areas that crime is low, the funding should be directed towards the community.

@98XMGNY from California answered…4hrs

It should be split. There should be increased funding for community programs but local police should remain in place

@98XM3RTIndependent from Delaware answered…4hrs

@98XM2NC from Maryland answered…4hrs

Increase funding while also demilitarizing the police by using funds for increased training requirements and stressful situation training.

@98XLPGJ from New Jersey answered…4hrs

I think we shouldn't get rid of the police but we should try and fire the people who have these badges and who use them to raise fear in certain people and take a better look at who we are hiring to keep our communities safe and not terrorize them.

@98XLNWJ from Nebraska answered…4hrs

To an extent but this issue is much more nuanced than a yes or a no

@98XL2XP from Florida answered…4hrs

I wouldn't say "defund" the police, but "reform" the police would be better, they need way more training, and they need to be personally checked to see if they have any discriminatory ideologies towards anyone before becoming a police officer.

@98XKWMQ from Illinois answered…4hrs

no, i feel as though it should be more balanced as they are both important matters.

@98XK523 from Massachusetts answered…5hrs

Money should go to both police departments and social and community based programs

@98XJVKH from Wisconsin answered…5hrs

I think 60 percent to the police and the rest to the other things.

@98XJNZ6 from Utah answered…5hrs

Do not abolish the police but invest in social and community based programs.

@98XHY9YDemocrat from Massachusetts answered…5hrs

They should not completely defund the police because they protect communites.

@98XHY7ZDemocrat from Massachusetts answered…5hrs

They should be trained properly and background checked but we need the police to some extent.

@98XHQMQ from Utah answered…6hrs

No, we should look for other ways to increase the help of others without taking away our safety

@98XHHHSProgressive from Pennsylvania answered…6hrs

Funding should go to the local police departments in order to enhance training and add teams that are specialized to respond to mental health crisis.

@98XGNZK from Florida answered…6hrs

They should stay funded regularly, but they should be trained and taught to treat everyone equally.

@98XFQG5 from New York answered…7hrs

Continue to increase training for police AND funding social and community-based programs.

@98XFQ6FDemocrat from New York answered…7hrs


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