What defunding the police means

There has been much discussion over the demands of protestors to ‘defund the police’, with right-wingers seizing upon the term and interpreting it in the most extreme way in order to discredit the idea, by raising scary images of (white) people being attacked by marauding (black) hordes who will come to take away their stuff if there are no police to protect them. But various commentators have been pushing back at the distortions.

Here is Seth Meyers on what defunding the police implies.

Here is Samantha Bee on the topic.

Here also is Michael Moore.


  1. John Morales says

    Michael Moore?

    Perhaps he has more of a clue about this topic than about renewables, perhaps not.

  2. mnb0 says

    “scary images of (white) people being attacked by marauding (black) hordes ”
    Sometimes I think this wouldn’t be that bad an idea, just to reverse roles for once.
    (For the sake of clarity: I’m a white male)

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