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It’s finally time to defund the drug war

Calls to defund the police are rising in popularity, due to the systemic racism within police departments across the country, and because the money could be used on other endeavors.The war on drugs has also been a catastrophic series of events for minority communities, and its massive budget could be used more efficiently elsewhere.Natalie Papillion…

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As the Left’s Defund Police Movement Grows, Denver Votes To Remove Cops from Schools

As nationwide anti-police sentiment spreads like wildfire throughout the country, one district in an area that is home to some of the country’s most horrific school tragedies has voted to ban police officers from campuses. KDVR-TV reported that the Denver Public Schools Board of Education voted unanimously last week to end its relationship with the…

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Harrop: ‘Defund the Police’ talk could hijack needed reforms

By Froma Harrop / syndicated columnist You know you have a stupid declaration on your hands when you have to explain what some on your side really mean. Such is the burden of Democrats trying to limit the damage from the childish demands to “defund the police.” Oxford’s U.S. dictionary defines “defund” as “prevent from…

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Defund the police? Other countries have narrowed their role and boosted other services

Amid the protest wave following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the rallying cry of “defund the police” has gained momentum. President Trump is “appalled” by the movement, according to White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany. To some critics, it sounds radical. But advocates say it is simply about narrowing the role of police and…

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Messenger: ‘Defund the Police’ is about reimagining public safety, not dystopian lawlessness

Messenger: ‘Defund the Police’ is about reimagining public safety, not dystopian lawlessness Six-year-old Blue Scott of Florissant, Mo., assumes a prone position on Sunday, June 7, 2020, as he participates with about 100 protesters in a die-in in the middle of Lindbergh Boulevard in front of the Florissant Police Station in Florissant, Mo. A suburban…

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Explained: What Does “Defund the Police” Actually Mean?

“Defund the police” has become the newest rallying cry for the left and it’s no longer confined to radicals and activists.  Some local lawmakers are going a step further to say “dismantle” or “abolish” the police, while left-leaning media outlets are giving credence to the fledgling movement.  The idea could mean different things to different…

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Calls to ‘defund the police’ get louder in Burlington: What does it mean?

Maleeha Syed and Alex Abrami, Burlington Free Press Published 8:54 p.m. ET June 9, 2020 | Updated 12:13 a.m. ET June 10, 2020CLOSEAutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideCalls to defund the police are ringing throughout the nation, including in Burlington. In the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other black Americans who have…

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The ‘Defund’ Conundrum

And what else you need to know today.June 9, 2020, 6:39 a.m. ETWant to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up.Good morning. Some white voters are souring on President Trump. Global health officials are worried about virus counts. Let’s start with the debate over “defund the police.”Advocates for police reform are making the case…

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‘Defund the police’: What the protest chant means

Protesters are pushing to “defund the police” over the death of George Floyd and other Black Americans killed by law enforcement. Their chant has become a rallying cry – but what does “defund the police” mean? The answer is not necessarily about gutting police department budgets. More: Two Buffalo police officers charged for shoving elderly…