What Does Defunding the Police Mean? At protests across the nation, “defund the police” is a popular phrase being utilized on signs or in chants. Here’s a breakdown of what defunding would entail, and why people are for or against it. Defunding the police is an alternative to the many unsuccessful attempts to implement police reform. It proposes that a portion of police budgets should be reallocated to other social and economic services such as health care and education. In most states, police bu
After Floyd’s death, all four of the officers involved with his arrest were charged with felonies. The 46-year-old man was arrested for allegedly using a counterfeit $20 bill. Before Floyd died, former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin kept his knee on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes.
Biden predicted the police reform following his death and others including Breonna Taylor, who died after police sprayed her home with bullets while administering a no-knock warrant, will change things across the globe.
“I’m convinced that with rational proposals that cost a lot of money the American public is ready to step up,” he said. “They understand the need to make these systemic changes, dealing from racism to structures that our economy has just stacked the deck against anybody that doesn’t have any money.”