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This Is Exactly What Is Going To Happen If Police Departments Are “Disbanded” Or “Defunded” All Across America…

 

 

By now, you have probably heard that the Minneapolis City Council plans to completely disband the Minneapolis Police Department, and other major cities are considering significant cuts to the funding that their police departments receive.  Needless to say, such moves will only make our streets even more unsafe, but a lot of people out there are so upset about police brutality that they are ready to support such drastic measures.  In the aftermath of 9/11, police departments all over the country were heavily militarized, and thousands of troops returning from our wars overseas were hired as officers.  This shift in policing culture caused enormous problems, and complaints about police brutality soared.  But instead of reforming law enforcement, many have now decided that the best approach would be to get rid of the police altogether.

 

Those that advocate for such an approach seem to believe that most people are inherently good, and that if the police are removed from the equation that we could build a police-free utopia where we all learn to get along with one another just fine.

 

But there is just one huge problem.

 

People are not inherently good.  That has been true all throughout human history, and it is most definitely true today.

 

Given the opportunity, there are a lot of people that will burn, loot, riot and harm others without even feeling bad about the pain that they are causing to others.  By nature, humanity is deeply selfish, and it has not been easy to organize us into civilized societies.  In order for a society to be governed by the rule of law, a relatively high level of morality is required, and for much of American history that has been the case.

 

But now we have raised a new generation of Americans in an environment where we have rejected the core values that once governed our society, and we are beginning to reap the consequences.  If you doubt this, just look at what has happened to the city of Minneapolis.  Large areas of the city have been utterly destroyed, and the Minneapolis City Council has decided that the way to fix things is to “end policing as we know it”

 

A veto-proof majority of Minneapolis City Council members announced Sunday during a rally at Powderhorn that they are planning to disband the police department.

 

City Council members said they will invest in community-led safety initiatives instead of the police department.

 

“Our commitment is to end our city’s toxic relationship with the Minneapolis Police Department, to end policing as we know it, and to re-create systems of public safety that actually keep us safe,” Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender said at Sunday’s community meeting.

 

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