Author Topic: Defund the Police  (Read 11373 times)

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Offline segnosaur

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Re: Defund the Police
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2021, 12:26:45 pm »
Is anybody really advocating for abolition?
I think it's worth asking why this is such a polarizing slogan. I think the idea that we'd collapse into anarchy without the police is largely a byproduct of decades of nonstop copaganda with a big dash of racism ("if you get rid of the police *those people* will be able to do whatever they want!").
Do you honestly think society would be better off if there were absolutely no police? No beat cops, no detectives. Nobody at all to investigate murders or sexual assaults. Nobody to respond to on-going robberies?