In Legal Terms
In Legal Terms: Defund the Police?
Protest concerning police actions have taken place all over the country. One of the prominent signs held up was “Defund the Police”. What does that mean? It’s a catchy phrase for a poster but do Americans REALLY think the police should be abolished? Let’s learn from Cliff Johnson from the MacArthur Justice Center – Mississippi.
It’s been a minute since we’ve had someone from the MacArthur Justice Center – Our podcast from April 10th, 2018 with Cliff Johnson profiled the center and its work. http://inlegalterms.mpbonline.org/episodes/5cd2d695f9e59c996625764d
You can also go to their website: macarthurjustice.org/mississippi/
- children segregated in preschool
- police target some groups don't target others
- society needs to meet its needs
- protesters blocking right of ways
- small protests
- police should be well vetted
- we need police to do their job
- police are needed
Cliff Johnson mentioned the written works of DeRay Mckesson.
Oxford’s Public Safety spent $15,632,569 out of total city expenditures of $73,666,538 or 21.2% of expenditures for the city.
Jackson’s Public Safety spent $60,996,096 out of total city expenditures of $159,729,856 or 38.2 % of expenditures for the city.