Whole community should be focus

Editor,
Defunding the police is a common misnomer for redefining the role of our police departments. Many have conflated it to mean eliminating police departments altogether, which virtually no one thinks is a good idea.
However, over the course of the past several decades, the duties of officers have expanded beyond their original purpose, now including many aspects of society not well served by armed “law and order” enforcers.
For example, situations arising from alcoholism and drug addiction....

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