Ken Makin

Ken Makin (@differencemakin) is a freelance writer and host of the Makin’ A Difference podcast. This op-ed was distributed by OtherWords.org.

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It’s time to divest resources from law enforcement, and put them into services that prioritize the community at large, like education. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Defund the Police, Invest in Communities
Five years ago, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division released a damning report on the Ferguson, Missouri police department. “Ferguson’s law enforcement practices are shaped by the city’s focus on revenue rather than by public safety needs,” the report summary concluded, “...
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