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In terms of funding - the police need MORE funding and a different function

The men in blue simply are not paid enough. This in itself has consequences - we really reduce the pool of men and women who will look taking at the job. And we out enormous stress on those who make this their career. We need more funding fir training and fir take home pay.

“Defund the police” is a horrible phrase brought about public policies police officers are used for. The incarceration, bail, probation, community service, and parole industry has been, for decades now, a tool of economic and political subjugation of the black and poor communities, Policemen and women are used by this industry to bring people into a broken and abusive system.

“Defund the police” is the worst possible phrase and thought. We can’t defund them. We need to get them more - not less - funding. But we do need to really provide a far broader range of choices to police when they interact with the public. Whether it be detox fsvilitiee, mental health crises facilities, a facility fir food and shelter that is not a jail - we all benefit greatly by keeping people out of the incarceration industry.

I hate the words “defund the police” - but for most they really mean “defund the incarceration industry” - which I whole heartedly agree with. If we could divert half of the people now arrested by police away from entry into the incarceration industry - away from even getting an arrest record - this would be a great thing for the black population and fir many others as well. Police should be funded - and they should be paid the same - ir even rewarded - when they bring people to a mental health, detox or other facility that avoids an arrest record and keeps people out of the incarceration system.

[Post edited by cswilliam at 05/01/2021 07:58AM]

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Posted: 05/01/2021 at 07:46AM


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