Professor John Pfaff on Nationwide Protests Over Police Brutality and Funding


Professor John Pfaff was quoted in Common Dreams and explains that large police budgets have given insufficient results in many cities.

Cities across the U.S. are cutting and reallocating funds from police budgets as calls from an ongoing nationwide uprising over police violence for reimagining the country’s approach to law enforcement continue.

Fordham law professor John Pfaff pointed to the insufficient results from spending huge amounts on policing in city after city, noting that investing funds in drug treatment and healthcare rather than law enforcement have more positive effects than policing—raising the question of why cities around the country continue to pour money into departments.

“You don’t have to go full abolition to see that maybe sinking 1/3 of a city’s general budget into police is a problematic investment,” tweeted Pfaff.

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