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Duel: Defund vs. Reform the police

Should we defund or reform the police? We asked the same questions to two opposing sides. Duel.

06/25/2020 4:29 PMupdated: 06/25/2020 6:35 PM

61 comments

  • Jonelle E.
    07/22/2020 02:16

    We need to defund her cosmetic allowance.

  • Henry H.
    07/20/2020 18:13

    Aiaiai. People, calm down. Crime is closely connected to the social conditions, people are born and raised in. Or would you deny that? No one is born as a murderer or a thief. And the prison system rarely makes people better persons, honestly. It makes sense to discuss alternatives. Also the majority of abolitionists don’t want to get rid of the police system from one day to another, it has to be seen as a process. And I personally am sure it will not be possible, if we don’t change the economy towards a more just system. There is also concepts for today, btw. Who is interested in that can just google Community accountability or transformative justice, for example

  • Zen T.
    07/20/2020 16:06

    Reform the police make them accountable for any crime they committed stoping for broken light could not lead to kill some one ticket him and meet him in court . Still fund those who are not violent and killers

  • Luis C.
    07/19/2020 23:30

    They should defund that lipstick company.

  • Stu D.
    07/19/2020 21:01

    why are so many black people on the internet saying we should defund the police or even abolish them? perhaps because so many don't like the law? More black people in the UK die by the hands of other black people, just because they call it gang related, doesn't make it acceptable. It all seems a bit hypocritical.

  • Nikläus D.
    07/19/2020 15:33

    The lass on the left is off her rocker. Is she instead advocating vigilantism? Or the rule of the gun? In order to have some semblance of order, it works so well in countries/territories ruled by warlords......

  • Arend-Jaap B.
    07/18/2020 09:31

    Defunding the police with no new system in place will mean the un-invention of America.

  • Thomas J.
    07/18/2020 07:22

    No Lady, you may be reading data but you obviously don´t interpret the results in a correct way.

  • Rubaiya C.
    07/18/2020 05:07

    And the murderers roam free until they come across a volunteer service and say, "oh i think i need to be rehabilitated!"

  • Matt T.
    07/17/2020 22:02

    Her interpretation of defund is pretty extreme. I think she is arguing for abolishing not defunding. From what I understand, there are levels to defunding such as taking away the part of the police budget that pays for military hardware. Both of these arguments need analysis and further study. There is obviously a lot of merit to reforming. Limiting police authority, banning certain holds and tactics. But on the flip side, she is right that we also need to strengthening institutions that improve people's lives and therefore reducing future crime. There does need to be some balance in the amount policing we defund and the security we potentially lose with the benefit we gain by reinvesting that money in supporting people.

  • Gery S.
    07/17/2020 21:23

    She wants the criminals to purge. Lol

  • Alexandru V.
    07/17/2020 20:05

    I can't listen this level of stupidity.

  • Ted H.
    07/17/2020 16:52

    Hahaha. These idiots think their defund the police movement is going to work. The only people who support this are sketchy people who don't have anything else going for them in their life that they would waste time on such a stupid cause.

  • Gavin M.
    07/17/2020 16:04

    The Police arnt going to be defunded get over it . Brut putting silly videos up again.

  • Jonathan M.
    07/17/2020 15:51

    What a joke...defund the police...are they actually serious about this garbage?

  • John W.
    07/17/2020 14:44

    Defunding police has already begun by attrition in NY & Chicago. Crime has more than doubled. How many of the victims are black? Most!!!

  • Artful C.
    07/17/2020 14:25

    Make a state with a massive wall around it. Put all the defunders in it and empty a prison in it.

  • Frankie B.
    07/17/2020 12:32

    Lol defund the police means to reform the police.... please study on these “statements” before posting propaganda that fires the stupid that thrives so well in the American education system. She obviously is very far left with her beliefs and doesn’t understand what defunding means either interview more intelligent people on subject matter like the gentlemen. Defunding the police doesn’t mean police are being abolished. Funds will be allocated from militarization i.e. having the millions to fund creating a swat army. Defunding will mean you’re bettering standards of social work for mental health and education. Majority of police calls are for mental health care issues which majority of their training is for offensive work i.e. self defense and (killing people) Now we can have people who train and have studied in mental health to assist a country that doesn’t care for it’s sick.

  • Khanh N.
    07/17/2020 12:04

    This girl is dumb af

  • Shahin G.
    07/17/2020 11:29

    What a silly question. Ofcourse reform. By the way learning from others is good. Japan for example. Meanwhile try to make ofences a lot more painful for criminals and more speedy. Learn from others. Example UAE. It will take time but it will last forever. A ban on guns will also go a long way. Now. Do you think these will happen? No. Do not expect too much changes. Justice system needs to wake up in a number of ways.

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