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originally posted by: Psilocyborg
When/if you defund law enforcement, the responsibility of protecting the community will fall on those living in it.
Like how things used to be in the wild west days.
I don't understand the need for the authority we've allowed the police to have.
There will always be bad people out there, it's human nature. But the point of freedom is taking charge and responsibility of your life and property, Americans have been neutered in this regard.
originally posted by: bigsnowman
We spend too much money on enforcement and not enough on preventing the problem from occurring in the first place.
Decrease spending on enforcement, take that money and spend it on prevention measures instead. No guarantee it will work as intended, might take a while to see results, but enforcement isnt going to work when there exist neighborhoods the police won't even bother with.