Decrease the Police

Cries to defund or abolish the police have become increasingly common on the left. But what tangible steps can be taken to start working towards these goals, and reducing police powers and reach? What police roles can be diverted to better suited and safer public services? What aspects of public and personal life can be decriminalised to reduce the impact of policing on our communities? Are there alternative ways of seeking justice? We will discuss how the role of the police can be stripped back until it is irrefutable that their only purpose in society is to protect private property and the status quo.

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