“Defund the police” is a slogan that supports divesting funds from police departments and reallocating them to non-policing forms of public safety and community support, such as social services, youth services, housing, education, healthcare and other community resources.
The police are already underpaid already for how much work they do for the community and us.
No, increase funding and training for police departments in higher crime rate communities
Yes, replace police with unarmed community based responders for non-violent calls
Yes, and abolish the police
No, unless excessive funding is being given to police in a particular community at the expense of education and other beneficial social programs. Most of the time it is not that one needs to take from another, but that both need more attention.
Yes, police should not be abolished however, they should no be called for all situations such as mental health crisis as they are not trained to deal with all matters.
No, increase funding and make them train longer than a barber.
Increase training of police AND social and community based programs.
I'm mixed on this. I do want the funding to go to other programs but only if it helps the other programs and doesn't completely destroy the police.
they should have more restrictions and the government should be more strict about how the police does their job
No, but train them more to speak instead of taking action and because now the public is afraid of the police when we should feel safe with them.
No, but federal funding is unconstitutional
The current policing system is built on racism and slavery. Dismantle the current police system and rebuild it from the ground up. Take funding out of military grade weapons and instead use it for training in the police force for mental health, racial sensitivity, and criminal profiling. And hold the officers accountable and punished for the murders of unarmed, innocent BIPOC.
defund and replace with a different system that will actually protect the people
Yes, without completely abolishing or replacing police as is.
Yes, and reform the police
The police should be trained better
This is the correct answer. The clowns saying defund the police don’t realize tht training costs money. They just assume that machine guns will be purchased. They need MORE money, and mandatory REAL training, not just a fluff course on deescalation.
No, but social and community based programs should receive more funding.
yes, but not all of it
No, but reform the police.
It should be balanced.
No, increase funding and training for police departments in general
Yes, but not all of the funds.
Some of the funding should be redirected to social and community based programs.
Demilitarize the police
Increase funding for both.
Yes, but not completely
No, increase funding for better training
The police are brave heroes to risk their lives every day and while there are a few of them who are bad most of them are brave heroes. George Floyd was a deadbeat loser, yes it is awful the way he died but he was a career criminal a terrible human being, he went to hell the pregnant woman at gunpoint and robbed her. Michael Brown was assaulting a cop when he was killed. But everyone wants to think they are victims even though it’s their own fault for their actions. Actions have consequences and if you don’t wanna face bad consequences don’t commit criminal behavior. Don’t go blaming the poli… Read more
No. But add funding, give MORE money to social and community based programs. We need both a strong police force and social and community response to non-violent calls.
Why would we need a strong police force if we have strong social and community based programs instead?
I think we should still fund police departments as well as social and community based programs.
Isn't the purpose of the "social and community based programs" to replace the need for policing though?
I feel as if more money could be put towards community programs, but I don't believe that the money should be taken from the police department.
But isn't the purpose of the community programs to replace the need for policing..?
No, it's the government's responsibility to fund the people who keep the United State communities safe.
That would not be the police...that's the point of the question.
No, if anything increase funding for training to have officers be more prepared for real life situations and better understand when they themselves are breaking laws.
But why increase funding when you could at least just shift that funding away from police militarization and into training instead; they have more than enough money as is, but it's being allocated terribly.
It should be redirected but we should still keep the police since they are trained people to protect the citizens
Social and community based programs should be increased but it doesn’t have to be at the expense of police departments.
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