Asked if she supported defunding the police, Rice replied, “That’s not terminology that I would use. But what I would say is this. We have a long history of inequality, of oppression that endures in this country. And we need the police to be part of the solution. In some instances, they are, in other communities, they are not. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach. So I’m for re-imagining the role of the police, getting them out of things like social work.”
“I’m for responsible reallocation of resources where that makes sense to invest more in our communities and the health of our citizens. But it doesn’t fit a one-size-fits-all approach. You can’t just take money away uniformly and put it somewhere else or take it away altogether. I think we need to look at this community by community and be quite thoughtful about it.”
Whatever euphemistic language the left wants to use, hamstringing the police will be disastrous, most of all for the inner-city communities the left claims to champion.