Would you demand to defund the police?

Would you demand to defund the police?
Recent violence used against peaceful protestors- Apposing systemic violence, targeting, assault, murder, of United Ststes of America citizens, BY United States Police Force.

This extreme violence has given rise to the demand by rights activists and community members, to defund Police Department.

In many cities Police Funding is comprised of approx 30% Tax Payer $ ... For example, The annual budget is over 580 million $ Annually , in Washington D. C. Annual tax is around 15 M

The argument is to Find alternative (to violence/force) forms of protecting community members, in Lou of Demanding defunding of the police Department :

#1 To put the money back into the civic infrastructure; schooling ; health care housing ; clean drinking water ; extracurricular activities; businesses start ups; community based public safety programs..

#2 As direct response to block/ end long term abuse/ mis use of power.

“The alternative is not more money for police training programs, hardware or oversight. It is to dramatically shrink their function. We must demand that local politicians develop non-police solutions to the problems poor people face. We must invest in housing, employment and healthcare in ways that directly target the problems of public safety. Instead of criminalizing homelessness, we need publicly financed supportive housing; instead of gang units, we need community-based anti-violence programs, trauma services and jobs for young people; instead of school police we need more counselors, after-school programs, and restorative justice programs.”

“Five years ago, in the wake of the killing of Michael Brown and other high-profile deaths at the hands of the police, six cities took part in a national program designed to help reform policing, from training in implicit racial bias and how to de-escalate tense situations to new standards for the use of force and early-warning systems designed to identify officers at risk of causing violence...
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... Minneapolis—where George Floyd was killed by police—was one of the cities that participated, but there’s no broader evidence that the reforms helped change officer behavior.”

What are your thoughts on the notion to Defund Police department, where instead communities organize/ control / find / fund their own method of keeping the peace and put desperately needed resources back into communities so they can flourish.
Would you demand to defund the police?
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