Rumor vs Reality
Some communities have seen police budgets soar while other services get shut down. This means police are the only available people to call in an emergency. They aren’t trained to deal with social services or mental health issues, and often resort to force inappropriately. The “Defund the Police” slogan means different things to different people, but most supporters see it as shorthand for thoughtful investment in community safety, police accountability, and community services.
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