• Life,  Philosophy

    More on the Police

    by A week or so ago, I wrote a bit about my understanding of the idea of defunding the police. To recap: essentially it means to take a bunch of duties away from the police that should never have been given to them in the first place and use the resulting money saved to actually address those problems instead of policing them. I agree with this. If you don’t, we can talk about it, but that’s not what I want to write about today. Coming at things from a different angle, I look back over my adult life and come up with the idea that my personal (nothing to do…

  • Philosophy

    Defund the Police

    by Sounds a little harsh to some, a little scary to others, a dramatic overreaction to a few more. It shouldn’t really sound any of those things. It should, once we stop and think about it, sound like a really good idea on some level to just about everyone. By which you should take it that I’m in favour of the idea. White middle-class guy approaching 50 is in favour of defunding the police. Somebody out there is just full of assumptions now but stay with my logic chain for a second. Eighty percent of the calls police respond to have nothing to do with crime. 80%. And dealing with…