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Letter to editor: 'Defunding the police' means redistributing resources


Last updated 7/8/2020 at 12:23pm

The following is a response to a letter printed in the June 24, 2020 issue of the Mukilteo Beacon written by Kathy Robinson. The claim that defunding the police will put communities in danger is unfounded and untrue.

I understand that the concept of “defunding the police” might be a new idea to some, but it is really not a radical concept. More so than body camera requirements and diversity training, which I myself once thought were solutions, moving funds from the police budget to more effective programs gets at the root of the public health crisis that is police brutality against Bla...

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