Law Enforcement

The recorded scenes of a 46-year-old black man George Floyd being killed while in police custody shocked the nation. No citizen of any ethnic background should be treated that way. While many exercised their right by protesting peacefully, others chose to use the opportunity to attack the police, destroy buildings and ransack businesses. There is no justification for this type of lawlessness. President Reagan said, “We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker.”

Calls to “Defund The Police” are an open invitation for anarchy. Our police are overburdened with responsibilities that are not germane to their mission in society, such as, dealing with marital disputes and the mentally ill. These situations are the domain of social workers. The core mission of the police is to protect citizens from criminals. Rather than “Defund The Police”, we need to fund trained specialists. This will allow the police to focus on the job they are supposed to do, “To protect and serve.”