Advocates and crisis counselors frequently provide support for these women to strategize safety for a pregnant woman trying to stay safe from a wannabe assassin seeking to kill her and her unborn child(ren).
Defund the police only works as a social media hashtag and call-to-action during protests.
Otherwise, it is an obstacle to real-world solutions. The police definitely have a problem policing themselves and they are a threat and danger to others.
Right now, it is a welcome change that debates around policing are even happening. Still, we have to continue to make sure that the debates are moving everyone closer to the goal of safety and survival for everyone.
On all sides it is becoming an atmosphere of you are either for us or against us. That’s fine if you are the police but is that working for the rest of us?
We run the risk of this debate becoming just as ostracized as the debate around pro-choice and pro-life. In that debate, you have to pick a team. Not just pick a team, but become a diehard fan.
Where is the option for, “I choose health, support, safety, and needs provision for all human beings?”
You have some people who would say, I am safer with my ex. And they might be right.