Defunding the Police Would be a Suicidal Move

National protests and riots following the incident of the deadly police brutality have featured a common rallying cry: “Defund the police.” Across the country, calls to defund, downsize or abolish police departments are gaining new traction. Jeremiah Ellison, a member of the Minneapolis City Council, announced on Twitter a dismantling of the city Police Department. The New York Times reports that Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that he would cut as much as $150 million from a planned increase in the Police Department’s budget. In New York, the Police Department will see a $6 billion budget cut. “Progressive” officials such as Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) have declared the police in their states is “beyond reform.” Leftist observers agree: we must “starve the beast,” because, as The Atlantic suggests, if cops cannot stop killing people, and black...(Read Full Article)
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