How to Defund the Police

Jess and Imani break down what defunding the police actually means.

Racism is baked into the U.S. model of policing. More and more people are starting to believe that no amount of “reform” will help; a full tear-down is required. But what does “defunding the police” actually mean? What would happen to people who need to report a crime? And are we sure the police have ever actually been effective at any of the services they’re supposed to provide? Imani Gandy and Jessica Mason Pieklo dive into those questions and more on the latest episode of Boom! Lawyered.

Learn more from writer, organizer, and social worker K Agbebiyi: What We Mean When We Say Defund the Police

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