Author Topic: Defund the Police  (Read 10513 times)

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Offline segnosaur

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Re: Defund the Police
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2021, 10:06:23 am »
It's one of those unfortunate slogans which polarize people. Refund the Police would have been much less antagonistic as well as more accurate.
To me, "Refund the police" sounds a bit... confusing. Sounds like you sold something to the cops, but they want their money back.

In another thread, I suggested "Demilitarize the Police" as an alternative. It is far less catchy than "Defund the Police", but I think it better captures what exactly the protesters are trying to do.

And even better, it would be less scary to certain people. Even the most nervous white suburbanite who might worry that "Defund the police means the cops won't be there if I get robbed" will probably agree that "I want my cops to act like police, not like soldiers".