“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.
We must crack down on crime and begin prosecuting offenders with harsher penalties, including the death penalty. This involves planning a campaign in schools to uphold moral principles and norms of how people should respect one another. After addressing the concerns, only then can we discuss the enforcement of policing policies.
It shouldn't be an "either-or" thing. If police departments need the funding to hire and retain staff, as well as give support, we should do that if it's in the community's best interests. But, we can also have community-based programs to reduce recidivism, as well as keep people from going to crime, as it is a good thing additionally for the community. But regardless, it depends on the community.
Funding within the police department should remain, but use funding to educate and properly train officers to be better equipped in all situations, this includes; those with mental illnesses, disabilities and other means of intervention that is not physical.
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