Author Topic: Defund the Police  (Read 14329 times)

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Offline segnosaur

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Re: Defund the Police
« on: January 11, 2021, 06:50:50 pm »
(copied from the other thread)
"Defund the police".

Having more cops that can actually help society instead of harm is a good thing.  Unfortunately a lot of cops are under-educated a-holes who are unaccountable.
Here is the problem...

Improved training and standards of conduct are not a bad thing. But, in my opinion, the type of skills needed by a policeman differ from those of (lets say) a mental health professional that I don't think its relevant to expect that simply improving police training would allow them to handle things as well as other specialists. So, by all means, make sure police are better trained. Make sure they have better standards of conduct. But instead of keeping 100 cops on the force, society might be better to cut it down to 90, and then hire 10 psychologists/outreach coordinators/etc. Cops can concentrate on what they're best at, and leave stuff that they're not good at to other people.