The AFL-CIO’s new report on police reform doesn’t come anywhere close to what’s needed. Written largely from the perspective of police officers, it rejects calls to defund the police, embracing the failed approach of trying to weed out bad apples.
The democratic socialist congresswoman explains why the U.S. needs to tackle systemic racism by investing in social programs, arguing that “police can’t be the answer to all these ills in our country.”
Why are we putting so much money into law enforcement when we need money that helps people have opportunity? We can increase our spending on critical areas, we can ensure people have health care, education, good living wage jobs.