Guest column: Defunding the police reckless, short-sighted and irresponsible

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Discussion posted by: IRWeasel

On Monday, Toronto city council will be considering the “Changes to Policing in Toronto” report and calls to defund the Toronto Police Service. This comes in the wake of tragic events that have occurred across North America, particularly the death of George Floyd. In response, we have witnessed peaceful protests by those expressing incredible pain from these recent events. We need to recognize this moment as a time to have constructive conversations on what effective policing in our society looks like.