The ones who suffer most when police budgets are cut are the victims.
Many governments were already looking for ways to reduce costs due to lost revenue from COVID-19. Now, some politicians are caving to mob demands to defund the police.With more criminals on the street and fewer police and detectives working to protect citizens, violent crime will continue to rise unchecked.
For those communities defunding or actually disbanding police departments, be careful what you wish for.
If you are part of the silent majority that support good police, believes public safety is a priority, and don’t want to see an escalation of violent crime in your communities, let your voice be heard. Be sure your elected officials hear from all their constituents, not just the loudest.