Policing Is A Local Matter
Last updated 3/1/2021 at 4:05pm
After the video surfaced last summer of a police officer kneeling on George Floyd’s neck until Floyd was dead, protesters in several U.S. cities called for the abolition of their police forces or “defunding the police.” While the anger and concern generated by Floyd’s deaths and similar incidents were justified, those demands were foolish and counter-productive.
We need police and other law enforcement officers. As long as there have been laws, there have been people who have broken them. Fortunately, in most cities where there were calls to abolish the police, leaders have kept t...