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@ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...2yrs

No, increase funding and training for police departments in higher crime rate communities

@ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...2yrs

Yes, replace police with unarmed community based responders for non-violent calls

@8K6XQHF from Virginia answered…2yrs

There are good police and bad police, just as there are good priests and bad priests, good pastors/bad pastors, good people and bad people. We should spend money on adding mental health workers to train officers and work alongside them for certain cases. We should also have a no tolerance for any officer showing violence against any citizen except in cases of self defense. Officers should be made to have a body cam on at all times to protect them and citizens. Any officer not wearing a cam and/or in any act of violence should be fired and lose their pension. If officers know this ahead of time it will weed out the bad ones. I’m a white, moderate, and I am distraught over the black lives lost...and how soon they are forgotten and we just move on. This has to stop! We need police, but we need GOOD police.

@8PSKZCY  from New York commented…2yrs

No, increase funding and training for police departments in higher crime rate communities

You are going to have a lot of problems with your body cam malfunction/lost pension. Unions will still exist.

I am distraught over all lives lost unjustly to police brutality, I don't care about the color of the victims skin. A human life should not be valued at race.

I will also say it is not as big a problem on this country as the media wants you to think. "White officer shoots black man" draws ratings because it stirs emotions and ultimately capitalizes and politicizes issues then powers that be know they can use to manipulate is into frenzy.

It's imperative we all use common sense and objective reasoning when reading about these stories instead of letting our emotions run wild.

@7RYLNVTLibertarian from South Carolina commented…2yrs

This is true but there should definitely be some more situational simulation training to prepare police for the calls they face.

@8SRMXXS from Utah agreed…1yr

No, increase funding and training for police departments in higher crime rate communities

Not only that, but officers should also be required to take none-lethal, hand to hand disarmament/combat to seduce a violent criminal without causing serious injury. The people should also be required to attend mandatory education classes at least 2 a week every week, to help educate them about what to do in situations in which they are needed.

@95WGWBP from Florida answered…17mins

It really depends on the neighborhood. I think there should be enough funding for the police but if it more than enough, some of that money should go to social and community based programs.

@95WFTMP from Indiana answered…1hr

No, increase funding specifically for social and community-based programs that can handle non-violent calls while also increasing funding, training, and regulations for officers to handle violent calls.

@95WF5BF from New Jersey answered…1hr

Make the requirements to become a cops stricter and bring paid coaches to be at the police athletic league

@95WCG2J from Arizona answered…3hrs

No, but training for the academy should be reformed to include more humanities. Funding for community based programs should be funded by said community.

@95WB57H from Louisiana answered…4hrs

Train police better in all aspects of service to preserve the peace, serve and protect people and property, implement regular frequent qualification exams in all aspects of service, weed out bad cops. Social programs are often as corrupt and ineffective as bad cops and take advantage of the very people they claim to serve and perpetuate the situations they are supposed to help people lift themselves out of - so they can continue to draw a pay check from their cushy do nothing job. Make social services available to everyone regardless of immutable characteristics. Serve those who need for set period then get out of the way.

@95VT44Kfrom Maine  answered…10hrs

It would be good to train the police better, but also help to prevent crimes

@95VR6DY from Maryland answered…11hrs

4 Years Minimum Training for Police in the Academy and a Law Degree to some extent. I feel funding for protection of citizens is just as important as social/community based programs. Though our current force is highly unqualified to carry a weapon let alone a badge of authority. But I also don't think money should ever play a part when it comes to advancing society to a brighter future.

@95VNLKH from New York answered…12hrs

No, Redistribute the current funding for increased training in general

@95VMKJT from California answered…14hrs

No, provide more indepth and versatile training and effective funding to police departments across the board so less incidents occure due to bad training.

@95VMJCV from Georgia answered…14hrs

No, increase funding for both community social programs and police training

@95VLYXF from Georgia answered…15hrs

Yes, add unarmed community based responders for non-violent calls

@95VLTXW from Maine answered…15hrs

@95VLTDZ from California answered…15hrs

Yes, however, not to the extent of abolishing the police. Both police departments and social and community based programs should be treated as equals in importance and value.

@95VLR2Y from Utah answered…15hrs

No, funding should stay similar to what it is but rework the law enforcement system to be just.

@95VJQYM from New York answered…19hrs

@95VJFCR from California answered…19hrs

Has to defunded properly, if it is not then there will be more crime. Which would have the opposite affects.

@95VH354Independent from North Carolina answered…20hrs

Additional funding for social and community based programs should be offered, and the police departments should be properly funded and trained.

@95VFMKH from New Jersey answered…21hrs

@95VD57D from Georgia answered…22hrs

Increase police budget and assure that you have appropriately trained and available resources for various levels of service

@95VCY24 from Colorado answered…22hrs

Again, it depends. If the local police aren't doing their job properly and are corrupt, then I feel it would be more beneficial to fund social and community based programs. But if the local police are doing their job with the best intentions to better their communities, then no, the funding should still go to them so that they can continue to do a good job.

@95VCV4W from Washington answered…22hrs

Yes, replace some police with unarmed community based responders for non-violent calls but increase funding and training for police departments in communities with higher violent crime rates

@842VWLKProgressive from Wisconsin answered…23hrs

yes, but only if there is still enough funding to police departments that they can still sustain themselves.

@95V8YT3 from Massachusetts answered…23hrs

No, increase amount of regular training and make it less work for them with situations like mentally ill peoples.

@95V63LW from Louisiana answered…1 day

No, police officers should be required to volunteer for community programs.

@95V4CZKDemocrat from New Jersey answered…1 day

I think social and community based programs should get funding but not 100% of the police funding

@95V469C from California answered…1 day

No, increase funding and training for police departments in higher crime rate communities, but also metal health help so they don't the idea they have power now that they have more money

@95V2SVGIndependent from Utah answered…1 day

@95V2CBZ from California answered…1 day

Police force in needed until our government addresses crime effectively. Community outreach is the effective way to address.

@95TXD5M from Wisconsin answered…1 day

No, but find a different way to fund those programs and have them work in step with law enforcement

@95TS4SSDemocrat from New York answered…1 day

Redirect some of the funds to social and community based programs

@95TQVLJDemocrat from Missouri answered…1 day

It depends, see what the community need is. Do you have a lot of mental health issues then yes increase social support. So some funding might be directed there

@95TMH6W from Ohio answered…1 day

Redirection isn't appropriate. Community programs and services should be built and funded independently of police funding. When programs are effective the need for police will likely decline and at that time funding can be reevaluated to Redirect or reduce

@95TMFQR from Texas answered…1 day

@95TLX6VIndependent from Utah answered…1 day

@95TKBZF from Arizona answered…2 days

Yes, increase funding and train the police to de-escalate situations

@95TJPPR from Colorado answered…2 days

We need to rebuild the structure of policing, the system, longer training, and more ways of preventing misconduct.

@95TJNHCfrom Northern Mariana Islands  answered…2 days

@95THD3W from Arizona answered…2 days

Yes, so that the police are freed from the heavy call load for non-violent mental issues.

@95THC3J from Missouri answered…2 days

No, increase funding and training for police departments in higher crime rate communities AND replace police with unarmed community based responders for non-violent calls.


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