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2020 June 22

An alternative to defunding the police

Filed under: Uncategorized — gasstationwithoutpumps @ 22:17
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I think that the “defund the police” movement is addressing the wrong problem—reducing or eliminating their funding will not do much to reduce police brutality and racism.

A more meaningful approach would be to “disarm the police”.  A big part of the problem is that police forces attract boys who want to wave guns around and shoot people with them—take the guns away and you not only reduce the chances of accidentally shooting someone, but you remove the attraction for violent gun nuts to join the force in the first place.

New Zealand has kept their police forces unarmed, and it seems to be working well there, despite some racism.

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