If the police get totally disbanded, including the good cops, who does one call if they are being victimized by a criminal?
Like a woman suddenly has a rapist come up behind her, or someone is breaking into your house.....Are they on their own, since the thing to do in the past was call the police, if the police would be no more?
Anonymous, I did see an article that suggested both merely defunding, as well as disbanding the police. Being a woman living alone would be that much tougher if the latter happened.
If you’re talking about a drunk on the street or a young person doing drugs, sure, you can call a shrink rather than a cop...but if someone is chopping your door down with an axe to kill you in the middle of the night, I don’t think a shrink would be the most appropriate person to come to your aid....
Why not have most ethnic diversity in the police force and make sure that the police are given psych tests every 6 months to make sure they are not the type to kill without a good reason, instead?
- CeeLv 72 months ago
The mayor of Chicago ?
You know, the lady who looks like she likes to chew on live power cables ?
- Anonymous2 months ago
You can call me a bleeding heart liberal all you want, if there is someone being crazy then maybe a psych nurse would be more helpful than an armed response. It's just as barroom bouncers do not deal with difficult people by shooting them.
In the real world the police are here to stay. If there are people who say otherwise-freedom of speech.
- 2 months ago
Police aren't going to be getting disbanded. That will never happen. Life as we know it will continue on.
Disbanding the police will result in many communities living in fear, because they'll have nobody to turn to.
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- FoofaLv 72 months ago
The "defund the police" movement, which by its nature is leftist, will only result in the Libertarian wet dream of privatizing policing. The wealthy already have private security so they don't care. It'll be the middle class who have to scrimp save to contribute to private neighborhood policing. The poor will be on their own.
- ?Lv 72 months ago
I don't know about other cities, but in Dallas, the activists and pastors in Black neighborhoods want the police defunded and social workers brought in to "deescalate" situations.
There will always be police. They should JUST be police though. Not social workers, traffic wardens, medics, or psychiatrists. Defund means not an armed tactical force going to wellness checks or suicidal people.
- Cul-De-Sac777Lv 42 months ago
I talked with a black socialist who told me he would rather just defend himself than have a police force.
- Anonymous2 months ago
NO ONE IS SUGGESTING TOTALLY DISBANDING POLICE. GROW UP.
- oldprofLv 72 months ago
Well duh. Which is why of course no one can really expect to defund the cops. Best we can do is to ensure the cops we have are properly trained in deescalating an even when they can and handling an event with appropriate force when they can't.