Lady of the House
- Sep 24, 2018
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Amid a rising chorus of calls to defund, dismantle, and abolish police departments across the country, former vice president and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has responded to the growing movement to reimagine law enforcement…
No, it's worse than that. Instead of recognizing that broken windows policing is one of the biggest problems with law enforcement, and that they are enormous vampires of state budgets, he won't rise to the occasion, as usual. More body cameras is nice but we have seen that the cops do not care about that, they knowingly do this shit on camera.
Using dollars currently allocated for policing and putting it toward mental health, housing, etc. is a much better idea. But he won't elevate the conversation. Why should we expect one of the primary drivers of the carceral state to do anything to meaningfully undo it?