I know the phrase is jolting and easily manipulated by others with an agenda, but when you hear “defund the police”, this program is exactly what people are talking about.
This is what the NC GOP bill is designed to prevent by withholding funds from cities who make budgetary shifts away from police departments in favor of similar programs.
And before you comment, read the article carefully and look at the charts. I would hope that helping marginalized populations with compassion *and* freeing up LEO to handle actual criminal problems would be something that we could all get behind. The Denver Chief of Police is.
The least of these.