“Defund the police” is a slogan that supports divesting funds from police departments and reallocating them to non-policing forms of public safety and community support, such as social services, youth services, housing, education, healthcare and other community resources.
No, but direct a portion of funding towards forming a partnership with local mental health professionals to provide ongoing de-escalation training for police which is based on the economic and social conditions of the community
Yes, redirect a portion of funding towards forming a partnership with local, community based mental health professionals. These professionals should conduct mandatory and ongoing de-escalation training classes for police
In stead of taking funding from local police, we should direct some money from the military to social and community based programs. While the police should be placed with more restirctions on gun use and training.
No, The police departments need more money to pay for tools and training that can be used to equip the LEO for many situations and resolve in a more peaceful way. If you take money away situations will resolve in more violent ways.
Yes, but the funding for local police departments and social & community-based programs should be split equally. However, for police departments in higher crime rate communities, then the funding and training should increase.
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