TV-14 | CNN | 2 min
Released in May of 2021

SUMMARY: A short two minute explanation of what one theory of defunding the police means. This is the type of defunding the police that we can get support.

KEY QUOTES: “One basic theory of defund, and there are more than a few, says, wait a minute – why don’t we take some of that money back and give it to people qualified to deal with those issues (homelessness, mental health issues, etc.) without killing them in the process and at the same time why don’t we put money back into those systems that build long term basic public safety and build an economy for everyone?”

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