What Does ‘Defund The Police’ Mean And What Makes Abolition Different?

Article Link: https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/defund-the-police-abolish-reform_ca_5ee15538c5b6dfc704f97205

Discussion posted by: David McNamara

As protests following the death of George Floyd continue across the United States and around the world, one of the loudest rallying cries has been to “defund the police.” Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who pressed his knee into his neck for nearly nine minutes. Floyd’s death, alongside others, including Breonna Taylor and Ahmed Aubry, sparked an international call for change in how police forces function, particularly in relation to Black people. In Canada, conversations have been elevated at all levels of government about if and how police reform would be possible.