Is ‘Defund the Police’ a major political mistake for Democrats?

In the wake of George Floyd’s death, there is a call across the country to “Defund the Police.” Chris Cillizza explains why the slogan could be dangerous for Democrats and detract from the calls for reforming police departments, demilitarization and re-allocation of resources for community building.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:
Is ‘Defund the Police’ a massive political mistake?
https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/08/politics/defund-the-police-blm/index.html

Minneapolis City Council members intend to defund and dismantle the city’s police department
https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/07/us/george-floyd-protests-sunday/index.html

Biden says he doesn’t support defunding police
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/06/08/politics/joe-biden-defund-the-police/index.html

CNN Poll: Trump losing ground to Biden amid chaotic week
https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/08/politics/cnn-poll-trump-biden-chaotic-week/index.html

Democrats offer sweeping police reform bill
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/06/08/politics/democrats-police-legislation/index.html

Top congressional Democrats steer clear of ‘defund the police’ rhetoric
https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/08/politics/democrats-congress-defund-police-movement/index.html

Trump Uses ‘Defund Police’ as Weapon Against Biden
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-08/trump-uses-defund-police-as-political-weapon-against-biden

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