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What 'defund the police' means and could look like in reality

Posted at 9:19 AM, Jun 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-10 09:29:21-04

NEW YORK — Calls are growing to defund the police. For some advocates, that means divesting from law enforcement in favor of supporting communities. Others want to dissolve departments entirely. Both ideas center on reimagining policing as we know it.

Activist, writer and Yale University PhD Candidate Philip McHarris spoke with the PIX11 Morning News to explain what "defund the police" really means. Plus, what it could look like in different forms.