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@9L8NN2FWomen’s Equality from Pennsylvania answered…1mo

Decrease funding for police departments and use those funds for social and community based programs.

@9L7YRJG from Virginia answered…1mo

There are good police and bad police, just as there are good priests and bad priests, good pastors/bad pastors, good people and bad people. We should spend money on adding mental health workers to train officers and work alongside them for certain cases. We should also have a no tolerance for any officer showing violence against any citizen except in cases of self defense. Officers should be made to have a body cam on at all times to protect them and citizens. Any officer not wearing a cam and/or in any act of violence should be fired and lose their pension. If officers know this ahead of time it will weed out the bad ones. I’m a white, moderate, and I am distraught over the black lives lost...and how soon they are forgotten and we just move on. This has to stop! We need police, but we need GOOD police.

@9KYYQC3Socialist from New York answered…1mo

@9KYYKRLDemocrat from North Carolina answered…1mo

@9KYYCNXSocialist from Texas answered…1mo

No, but training in police departments should last longer with more experience.

@9KYRC8GDemocrat from Massachusetts answered…1mo

Yes an no, because there are police that do there job as a police officer but then other police officers that instigate a situation that did not have to be led and its not fair to people who do live in those communities to be blamed for a crime they may or may have not commit.

@9KYQGF8Women’s Equality from Oregon answered…1mo

Keep funding police, but also fund social programs that can be used in conjunction with the police. Police shouldn't have to respond to a mental health crisis unless other people are in harm. Let a mental health professional deal with that call.

@9KYNPJJAmerican Solidarity from Washington answered…1mo

police brutality should stop, but we still need cops. just not the bad ones.

@9KYNG8MTranshumanist from Virginia answered…1mo

the police need proper training and mental testing throughout

@9KYN2TFGreen from Virginia answered…1mo

Not all Funding should be redirected, only a fraction to go towards hiring psychologist assistants to assist Police with the mentally ill

@9KYMDYCLibertarian from Arizona answered…1mo

Yes, less funding but longer training periods to become an officer

@9KYKV3PWomen’s Equality from Florida answered…1mo

I don't really have an opinion on this, I have a police officer in my family so I don't really know if im allowed to have an opinion on it

@9KYJCFCRepublican from Iowa answered…1mo

@9KYH7QQIndependent from North Carolina answered…1mo

I think both funding for police and community programs should go up

@9KYG54FWomen’s Equality from Virginia answered…1mo

No, the police should still exist, but there should be better restrictions on their behavior so they can't harm people just because of race, religion, sexuality, gender, etc.

@9KYG48XDemocrat from Wisconsin answered…1mo

There must be mental health tests passed before hiring and every two or three years or whenever the assignment changes. They need far more education, at least four years of college.

@9KYBKBBGreen from Pennsylvania answered…1mo

@9KYB79YDemocrat from New York answered…1mo

No but budgets for certain areas of concern should be reviewed and reallocated to needed.

@9KY94CZDemocrat from Illinois answered…1mo

No, increase funding and increase the amount of hours needed for training so we can have police officers that cant make excuses because you have the proper training and have no reason to resort to a gun. If this cant happen then the police should be abolished.

@9KY8ZNGIndependent from Ohio answered…1mo

Funding for police should go to more training instead of the SWAT level stuff they get for regular crimes

@9KY8K9SConstitution from California answered…1mo

Social and Community Based programs should be a separate from law enforcement, and equally as funded to protect, encourage, and support minority groups toward a growth into social understanding.

@9KY7WLDTranshumanist from Virginia answered…1mo

Yes, some funding should be redirected from militarized police forces, but the police should not be completely abolished.

@9KY7F57Women’s Equality from California answered…1mo

Funding for police should be used to the effect of more training and less to militarize. Police academies should be at least two years long and providing education into social justice issues

@9KY6HXSSocialist from Connecticut answered…1mo

I believe that they should remove the old generation and replace it with the new who knows how to solve problems right.

@9KY6GXHWomen’s Equality from Ohio answered…1mo

Redistribute current funding into training police departments in higher crime rate communities

@9KY6GHWRepublicanfrom Maine  answered…1mo

No, but police should have greater restrictions and fines placed on them as they are meant to maintain law and order, and as long as they are doing this, no alterations are required.

@9KXYD9YPeace and Freedom from Minnesota answered…1mo

Yes, but I think the funding would have to be carefully managed so both programs got the money they needed.

@9KXWWC9Independence from Iowa answered…1mo

No, and we shouldn't increase the funding for police departments either.

@9KXS28KSocialist from Massachusetts answered…1mo

No, but the police should be reformed to prevent misconduct

@9KXQ5XKWomen’s Equality from Tennessee answered…1mo

No, but additional funding should be directed toward social and community based programs and police departments should demonstrate and justify need to continued funding of SWAT and militarized tactics and equipment.

@9KXMKSFDemocrat from Minnesota answered…1mo

“most or a lot of the funding should go to social and community based programs

@9KXDKCJDemocrat from Texas answered…1mo

no, but if we could draw funding from other groups that could work.

@9KXCD9YRepublican from Texas answered…1mo

NO, who knocks on your door when your too scared to ask him to shut his dog the police

@9KXC955Independent from New Jersey answered…1mo

I believe programs, like Urban Promise, YMCA, Big Brothers/ Sisters in which youth are at risk are great opportunities to reachout.. provide a safe haven... and positive impact on kids to keep them off of the streets and help guide their futures. Not just inner cities... but ALL youth. I believe there's a working class poor that gets missed that are not in inner cities.

@9KXBHF9Women’s Equality from New York answered…1mo

keep the same funding, and use it towards actually teaching better methods

@9KX9NNFDemocrat from Michigan answered…1mo

@9KX5DDZWomen’s Equality from Illinois answered…1mo

Money should be allocated based on the communities needs- if there is a more need for police, then funding goes there. If more needs for social and community programs, money goes there.

@9KX8KBZWomen’s Equality from New Jersey answered…1mo

No i believe it should go more into police training and police mental help because the unstable unprepared cops are the ones causing issues.

@9KX7TQZSocialist from Utah answered…1mo

I think we need to de-militarize the police, have a lot more training, mandatory body cams, and have higher standards for who becomes a police officer. But I also think they should be paid more.

@9KX5ZTPLibertarian from Missouri answered…1mo

I believe we should reassess the funding we give police, see if they are given too much or could reduce the costs and lower their budget, and then use the extra money to equip others to handle non-emergency/non-violent calls.

@9KX3HJNDemocrat from North Carolina answered…1mo

Only defund them a little and give resources to therapists, etc to help

@9KX2YNDTranshumanist from Georgia answered…1mo

not completely redirected, we need the police no matter what happens.

@9KWZB75Justice party member from New York answered…1mo

I don't think the police should be defended but I feel they should require more for some one to be cop.

@9KWYLWJAmerican from New York answered…1mo

i say that no, the police should only be armed with tasers though unless its a huge crime scene. People are getting shot for no reason but taking the funding only makes us lose police officers, which means more crimes will roam the city and eventually take over.

@9KWW8VRDemocrat from New Jersey answered…1mo

Only Some, Police are needed but not all the resources they are allocated are necessary

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