WHY DO PEOPLE KEEP SAYING DEFUND THE POLICE?
“Defund the police” just means moving government money around, taking some from police and giving it to other parts of local government—schools, health clinics, housing authorities—that are more popular with protesters."
"Even some cops resent society’s over-reliance on them. 'We’re just asking us to do too much,” said former Dallas police chief David Brown in a 2016 Interview. “Every societal failure, we put it off for the cops to solve. That’s too much to ask. Policing was never meant to solve all those problems.” And the outcome can be deadly: In 2015, the Washington Post found that one in four people killed by a police officer suffered from a serious mental illness at the time of their death."
Click the button below to download our pamphlet on defunding the police and what that means for black and brown communities.