Ideas for Defunding the Police
Just to be 100% clear, when people say "Defund the Police" they don't mean abolish them. It means we shouldn't have people with guns showing up for every single situation that in no way requires force. We should replace some of them with social workers, mental health care professionals, therapists, etc. To quote David Daut
's tweet, "I know "Defund the Police" seems radical and scary but "Dissolve Police Departments Then Rebuild Them As One Small Facet in a Network of Specialized Services So Police Aren't Called To Handle Problems They're Woefully Ill-equipped to Solve" isn't as easy to chant."
Besides our governments have been defunding education, health care, the arts, elder care, etc. for years so why not the police? Anyway, this artwork is a beautiful vision of a world that responds to crisis with care instead of brutality...
Artist: Luna Syenite
(via: The Leap
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June 17 2020