As Black Lives Matter #BLM protests shook the US in the wake of George Floyd's murder at the hands of police in Minneapolis in May 2020, the issue of police reform surged to the top of the political agenda. Policing will be a central debate in the upcoming US Election. Who has the better approach?
Donald Trump has the better approach to Policing
Donald Trump vehemently rejects calls to defund or dismantle the police, and describes himself as a Law and Order president. He has also enacted some reforms seeking to improve police accountability.
Trump attacks the movement to 'Defund the Police'
Trump accuses Democrats of engaging in an “anti-cop crusade” while violent crime rises in the cities they control. “We will never, ever defund our police. OK? That I can tell you. We are not defunding police”.
On both Left and Right, many people believe neither of the candidates have the right approach to Policing.
The only viable option is to Defund the Police
Defund the Police and other progressive groups believe neither candidates' policies go far enough and demand "that the federal government permanently ends and ceases any further appropriation of funding to local law enforcement in any form".