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Offline segnosaur

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Re: Post US Election Transition Culture
« Reply #585 on: January 11, 2021, 02:06:35 pm »
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Which is the crux of the whole "defund the police" thing.
Which doesn't make much sense because we still need people to enforce the law.  Would make more sense to have major reform of the entire policing system, including recruitment and training and oversight/accountability.
The problem is, people organizing the protests picked a slogan because of how catchy it was, rather than what they actually wanted to accomplish.

Instead of "defund the police" it should have been "Reduce police budgets, to divert resources to address problems the police are not well suited to, but keep the core of the police to deal with actual law enforcement issues". But that doesn't sound as catchy.

Personally, I would have gone with a slogan like "demilitarize the police". It covers a significant problem within policing, and won't scare off potential middle-class supporters who think "if we defund the police we won't have any cops around to prevent anarchy".
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