Fixing the Unconstitutional Notion of Defunding the Police Through Less Government Intervention


OP-ED ARTICLE


Written by Gillyan Christensen

In the instance of our modern society today, we have become a dominant multi-cohort of pure emotional driven power. Within the last year, our generations of Z and Millennial have completely and entirely taken emotion and ran with it in any circumstance possible, starting in May 25, 2020 with the death of George Floyd to what the media refers to as “racially-motivated” police brutality, when in reality it was evidently just police brutality with no solid evidence of the death being due to racially prejudiced, malicious motivation. George Floyd became the epitome of martyrs for the Black Lives Matter organization, and became a god-like figure to them, and a sacrifice that should be thanked according to Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of The United States House of Representatives. In the name of George Floyd aroused the emotionality of police brutality and resulted into the violent, and politically driven notion of defunding the police. Immediately after the death of George Floyd, starting on the exact day, petitions immediately went out calling for the defunding of police, “Black Visions Collective, penned one of the first petitions to defund their city’s police department on May 25, almost immediately after Floyd was killed. ‘Tell Minneapolis City To Defund Their Police,’ the headline on the petition read. Within a week, protests had sprung up in all 50 states, all defined by support of black lives and opposition to police violence.” (Politico, How ‘Defund the Police’ Went From Moonshot to Mainstream, Par. 5). This petition was one of over 10,000 sent out to defund the police in vast states including Seattle, Washington, Los Angeles, California, and Portland, Oregon. The outcry for the defunding of the police, and the constant pathos-filled propaganda began so intensely that it even reached the former President of The United States, Donald J. Trump in which he immediately stated “There won't be defunding, there won't be dismantling of our police and there is not going to be any disbanding of our police,” on June 8, 2020. As many regret to admit it, our former POTUS was exactly correct in stating this, and secretly foreshadowed the unfortunate consequence of why defunding the police administers a crime-crisis resulting in the raising of a dystopian nightmare.

Approaching the obvious crime rise since defunding the police, specifically in the Seattle, Washington Police Department of detention centers has been significant by a 250% raise since defunding this department alone, “The state legislature and voters cut loose prisoners and decriminalized many felonies. The result was a flood of new homeless and more crime. To victims, the crime rate is worse than ever, but to the state, it’s lower because those crimes don’t count anymore. If this passes, Seattle will claim a lower crime rate too and take a victory lap” (INSANE: Seattle Goes from Defunding the Police to Canceling Most Crimes Entirely, Par. 14 ). This was a catastrophe in its own, as the criminals set free were anything but innocent as they claimed their