Author Topic: Defund the Police  (Read 11834 times)

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Re: Defund the Police
« Reply #180 on: April 16, 2021, 09:32:08 pm »
The stupid gun culture down there is a part of this, and that's never going to change.  They can improve the police but the country is frankly hopeless overall.
There's also been about 25 years or more of near constant conditioning of society towards cracking down and getting tough on crime. This pledge is as much a political fixture as lowering taxes and promising a chicken in every pot. Couple that with so-called reality shows and entertainment that glorifies police violence and its no wonder things have gone so sideways.

And to be sure, this is NOT just about race, many parents of mentally compromised kids have the cop talk with them too for the very same reason parents of black kids do.  I'd like to see parents lobbying their schools to introduce the topic in their curriculums.  Much of the most meaningful action taken towards climate change has been achieved by local governments with the express goal of motivating larger governments to follow their example so perhaps we could do the same in this regard.