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What Will Happen If The Police Are Defunded?
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Anyone know? Because I think I do.

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Sunday, June 7, 2020 - 11:02 am
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Anyone who can leave will leave. Citizen patrols with bats. Denouncers, informants, panels evaluating your  dedication to the cause.

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My biggest fear is the federal buildings will be left with soldiers, national guard, homeland security who have in many cases had thier Least lethal tools, ie smoke, and tear gas prohibited as respirtory irrants due to Covid19. So that leaves a bunch of federal building manned by people who will NOT allow the buildings to be taken. It’s not in their mission. 

I think the anarchists that are hijacking the peaceful protests want that. They want a massacre somewhere. They are willing to sacrifice  one of their groups to really get this going. That’s my fear.

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Gun sales will skyrocket. Because people will realize that they no longer have the police to defend them. 

Country folk already realize this. They’re on their own. That’s why so many of them are armed. By the time the police get there to help, it’s too late. 

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Still will have the sheriff department and the state police.

But even with these, lawlessness will become the norm. Then the city will devolve, shrink in population until tax revenue becomes so low basic services cannot be delivered. It will become another Detroit, Michigan… another East St. Louis, Illinois.

Both of these cities are unable to provide basic services, and thus are forced to rely on outside sources for funding. But… the remaining population keep voting back into power the same politicians that keep making the same old promises.

But there is a bright side…. young people that grew up there are starting to think in critical terms. They are looking at how long the politicians been in power and what they have done. These youngsters watch how the politicians perform… how they keep / fail to keep promises made in last election. These youngsters are not happy.

I think they will have had enough. Let’s hope they realize rebuilding will be quite painful as they cut benefit programs and have these provided by churches and family (in the short term). Refocus city government back on the essential services and taxes / fees put back to the programs they originally collected for.

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Mafia and gangs will take over and crimes increase. People will arm themselves.

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I don’t know exactly, but my sense is what will happen is “not good” (At All). As others have said—gangs, people arming themselves. Rampant crime, and increase in major crimes (murder, other physical assaults).

Minneapolis wants to dismantle the police, and de Blasio wants to cut the funding of the NYPD? I think this is unconscionable, particularly in a city like NYC, where people are on top of each other, day in day out. 

Not enough funding is part of the problem. Police departments need way more funding, in order to receive better training, shorter shifts, which ultimately leads to less resentment, more time for community outreach, etc. We need to throw all the money at them (exaggeration, but way more than they get now). People tend to care more when they get paid more, and when they aren’t exhausted, etc. 

This is really short-sighted and scary dangerous.

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Me and my mother both agree with you about the police actually needing more funding. More training, higher pay, more mental health screening, maybe it wouldn’t be a bad idea to integrate social workers in a more effective way, so that cops aren’t having to deal with such a wide range of issues on a daily basis. Maybe have more specialized roles. 

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Be sure, this is our nightmare REALIZED. 

I picture the wild west when people walked around with a gun in a holster. 

I think its the most ignorant thing I have ever heard of. 

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I see that in the hinterlands. But if you live in a city or large town where they have BLM ” armed peace officers” as the sole source of policing you can bet there will be no one else armed. And you better show fealty and tow the ideological line. 

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 The head of the Minneapolis city council looked so gleeful as she said it. Well, then what? None of it makes sense to me. It plain freaks me out. 

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then what? Armed “peace officers”and a collection of your arms….because you won’t need them. They are taking care of you now. lol

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Defund police? Utilize the military. They’ll never be refunded, for now.

Tucson has a new law: illegal to record uniformed police.

Couple that with defunding to me means a lot of what has been occurring, but more so.

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Vigilante justice eventually making a comeback

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I suggest we all buy shares in Private Security Companies. We’ll make a fortune – Pluto-Saturn-Jupiter – geddit? I expect, given the astrology, this de-funding or even total elimination of Police Forces will become very popular with cash-strapped virtue-signalling City councils. The result will be that a public service will no longer be provided for the public, but instead will become a service exclusively for those who can afford it. You and your neighbours will have to pay for personal safety and the protection of your property – if you can’t – well, too bad. And you can bet, the fees charged will double every year. The newest protection racket in town – same as the mob, only they’ll be listed on the stockmarket. The police officers who lost their jobs – at least, the bad ones (they will be cheaper) – will be recruited to do the same job as their old public service job. The only difference will be that as public servants, there was some possibility of being held accountable for their actions. Police Chiefs, Mayors and Governors did at least occasionally feel the heat for Police Dept. transgressions. But the key players and shareholders of Big Business will be hidden from sight, and sufficiently lawyered-up to have no such concerns. All they will care about is the bottom line. And what fate will await those who can’t afford ‘protection’…? I leave that to your imagination. I believe the US is headed towards destruction… the energy of the Pluto return is beginning to bite.

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