police reform

What Does the Call to Defund the Police Really Mean?

Christy Lopez of the Georgetown Law Center says the call to defund the police is about realigning resources to people who may not have a badge and a gun — but who play a different role in keeping communities safe. That could include the people behind mental health services and other community resources. But she said calls to simply cut a dollar amount from police budgets may not be the best way to change the system.