It seems to me that this needs to be clarified for some.
Reform is when training and response methods are looked at and changes made.
Defund is taking money away which will cut many jobs. You do not get to choose which jobs or task force. Higher ups make that decision.
Disband means shutting down a police force entirely.
If you’re going to protest, you should know what you mean. I’m going to voice my opinion on this. Do I feel there is room for improvement? Do I feel there are standard protocols that can be looked at and work done on improving some methods? Do I think more specialty training for real life situations is needed? Yes yes yes! I want our officers to be safe but I want our public to be as well. Not everyone is going to get just what they want.
Look if you are not an officer or ever have been one, there’s going to be many things that you will not see or understand. There are some structures set up for their protection. We gotta consider everyone here.
Now onto defunding. You say you want things to change. You want more training for officers. How? If defunded, they lose money which leaves less for positions let alone training. If anything they need more money so that they can train and work on restructuring of some standard protocols.
Also do you even realize what defunding will mean? More crime. Less officers on the street to fight crime. Less lab workers to solve crimes. Crime rates growing and less officers to keep it contained. It’s common sense.
How about disbanding….how can I put this? First go back and read defunding. Now imagine no one there to help. You’re on your own. How do I put this? Are you f&@#ing crazy?
To the officials caving on defunding or disbanding. You’re not doing so because it’s right thing to do. You’re doing so for votes. You’ll get re-elected and change your tune real quick. Shame ON YOU! You’re main interest is not for the people. It’s to use the situation for your benefit.