Political Talk: Defund the police?

Political Talk

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM-TV) – In this week’s edition of Political Talk, our commentators discuss the “Defund The Police” movement in the wake of the death of George Floyd.

The following is the transcript.

As a result of the tragic death of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, hundreds of thousands of people peacefully protested throughout our nation calling for police reform. Unfortunately, there were large groups of individuals who took advantage of this tragic event to loot, burn, and destroy private and government property as well as verbally and physically attack police officers.

Now a number of mayors and public officials from major cities are calling for the defunding of their police agencies in an attempt to change the police culture.

Tom, what do you think about this approach of drastically cutting police services?

Dora, what our your thoughts?

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