There are varying perspectives on what “defund the police” means. I spoke with activists in various cities who say discussions over semantics are distracting from the goals of real change in communities most impacted by police issues and marginalization.

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@JosiahBates @TIME Semantics is the cement of any political action. How could you expect anything to change if you can’t express your goals correctly? For any reform to be effective, its objectives must be clearly defined.
“To name things wrongly is to add to the misfortune of the world.” - Camus

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