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9/13/20 8:36 A

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I am against defunding for the pure sake of defunding. However, I am all for reinventing how public safety is managed, staffed and financed. I think that Gov. Cuomo's lead in NY state is the way to go. In NY each municipality appoints/elects a committee to design their public safety department with input from the citizens at several town hall assemblies. Each community is unique so a unique design, tailored to that city's requirements should be put in place. In some cases there may not be a need to change.... if it is not broken, don't fix it. However, I believe that a public safety department must be not only staffed with educated and trained professionals, but also have the support and necessary resources to accomplish their mission.... as defined by the new, community based charter of the department. I am watching NY state very carefully. They have been the best at addressing COVID, now they need to lead the way in redefining public safety.

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9/8/20 8:02 P

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I'm with Carol, too.

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9/8/20 4:12 P

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I agree with you Carol.

Trust God, believe in yourself, and keep looking forward. You can't change the past. You are always special.

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9/8/20 9:11 A

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I am against defunding completely. When I call 911, I want someone on the other end to help. Could go on but won't

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9/8/20 12:21 A

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Don't really know that much about it. But what I do know is that the police are called upon to perform duties many of which they are not prepared to handle. It looks to me that the entire way of law enforcement has to be overhauled. Stronger practices have to put in place re the hiring process and more training is most definitely necessary.

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9/7/20 5:38 P

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Protests groups around the US and the world are calling for defunding of the police. Some say this would lead to lawlessness, other say it would put needed funds into drug rehabilitation and mental health programs. How do you feel about defunding the police?

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