Policing

This summer a radical idea was proposed; defund and disband police departments. Underlying this idea is a basic question: What is the purpose of policing? The answer to this question involves an examination of the three groups of people affected by policing; the law-abiding non-criminal majority, the criminal outlaw minority, and the police themselves. Most parents try to raise moral children, so most people grow up with an internalized sense of right and wrong. They don’t kill, torture, rape or steal. They do not live lives based on consistent cheating and lying. They obey laws and social nor…

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