Nobody wants to defund or get rid of the police. But an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Instead of paying more money to react to crime after it happens, how about spending some of that money to prevent crime in the first place? The biggest risk factor for crime is poverty. Let's help people get out of poverty. Things like education and job training. How about free community college? And instead of having police respond to minor fender benders, have non-law enforcement employees do it. If there's somebody in a mental heath crisis, have social workers respond. Or better yet, offer affordable and accessible healthcare to prevent the crisis in the first place. Why are people so opposed to that? More cops do not mean safer communities. Some of the highest crime areas have the most cops.