It’s 3 a.m. and you’re home, with your children sleeping in the other room, when a window shatters downstairs. You reach for the phone to dial 911 – but instead of an operator dispatching your local police, you get a recording saying you can leave a voicemail for a social worker.
Or maybe the recording tells you to stop by the police station tomorrow. Or maybe you get no answer at all when you call.
This seems to be the ideal world for those who have bypassed the need for real debate and taken to the streets – not to exercise their right to peacefully protest for positive change, but to demand we “defund,” “abolish,” “disband” or “dismantle” the police.
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