Why “Defund the Police” is the Most Ridiculous Thing I’ve Heard

You hear someone prying at your front door. They are trying to break into your house. Immediately you call the police.

You’ve been rear-ended. The other vehicle leaves the scene. You call the police.

You hear a woman screaming in terror at the house next door. You call the police.

You hear a series of gunshots. You call the police.

You find a grow-op in your rental. You call the police.

You see someone lying unconscious on the sidewalk. You call the police.

You get a threatening phone call. You notify the police.

Your children’s bicycles are stolen out of your backyard. You report the theft to the police.

Your car window is smashed and someone has rifled through your things and stolen the few valuables you had in your trunk. You get in touch with the police.

You see a suspicious character walking across private property, looking in windows and checking doors. You call the police.

You hear loud partying next door that keeps you up into the wee hours of the night. You eventually call the police.

You find that your neighbor’s daughter has been raped when she shows up at your door. You call the police.

You discover a burned out vehicle beside the road. You report it to the police.

Your bank account has been tampered with and money is missing. You suspect stolen identity. You call the police.

Your child does not come home at night. You call the police.

We turn to police because we want safety and justice. This is what the police represent.

The people who cry, “Defund the police,” are not thinking rationally at all. It is truly the most ridiculous thing I’ve heard.

Who is in favor of having no one trained to confront crime and lawless behavior? Definition of police:

A body of government employees trained in methods of law enforcement and crime prevention and detection and authorized to maintain the peace, safety, and order of the community.

The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language

Who really is in favor of taking down the police? Do these people have a rational bone in their body? 

Without a police presence–without an authoritative, trained presence to confront lawlessness–we are doomed. It’s Chazistan everywhere.

We will respond to threatening incidents alone, with only our resourcefulness, and guns. Believe me, we are not equipped for this.

It’s terrifying to think about having no trained professionals to “maintain peace, safety and order in the community.” No one with experience to collect evidence to take to court.

If anything, the police need more funding, more training, more supports, in order to protect us.

We do not live in some utopia where everyone is basically good and can be depended on to do the right thing if they are given the resources. Take away the police presence and crime immediately escaltes.

Without the police, it’s the Wild West again—everyone fending for themselves and disputes settled by gunfights.

This is the most ridiculous thing I’ve heard.

2 thoughts on “Why “Defund the Police” is the Most Ridiculous Thing I’ve Heard

  1. Quite right. But some police forces need weeding out of the ‘bad apples’ and police academies need to emphasize conflict resolution over dominance. Current police forces could likely use some re-training in these areas as well. Moreover, the culture is facing a ‘wake-up’ call on racism and structural poverty. Trickle-down economics has been a huge failure and technological advances will only exacerbate the problems. This is a time of reckoning for all.

    • Not sure what you mean by “trickle-down economics” and how “technological advances will only exacerbate the problems.” Do you mind elaborating? Yes, we all hope and pray for better outcomes.

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