People be thinking that abolishing the Police means that there won't be any systems for public safety.
Super common misconception. There will need to be better systems.
The Police is a specific and designed institution. It's not a nebulous concept.
You can read more about the specific structures of the Police in the UK here:https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_enforcement_in_the_United_Kingdom
The best abolitionists I've encountered are very specific about what the problems are and what better system could look like.
@kawaiipunk as a former cop, I couldn't agree more with you.We can follow the same line of thinking with the prisons by the way. Or any other oppressive institution.
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