What Does ‘Defund the Police’ Mean, Anyway?
Do you understand what 'defund the police' even means?
I had to ask around myself.
I found out it's a demand for a city council to reallocate part of the budget they dish out to its police department. And to use those funds on meeting specific needs in the community.
There is a distinct difference between calls to "defund" the police and calls for "fully defunding" the police. Make sure you listen for the context when it is used. BIG difference.
To sum this all up in a jiffy, hearing someone talk about defunding the police does not mean they want to completely dismantle a police department, so stop saying that.
The more you know.