the problem with the defund the police movement is that many truly want to defund the police. Not everyone is inline with your thinking on "rearrange funding." I actually like your thoughts on defunding the police Will... its a consideration I would certainly entertain... I'm just not for the total abolishment of police as I have actually heard some advocate for. Since I was a kid I felt police targeted certain demographics and harassed them... I was accused and harassed by police in my younger years and many of those times it was truly unwarranted. But we need some sort of law and order.
I've said it before... I think the title defund the police is a bad slogan. you get some that take it literal on both sides which detracts from someone like Wills position. The young hippy yelling all cops are pigs just hardens the resolve on both sides.. I've heard countless on the right take it for face value and immediately dismiss any chance at some sort bi-partisan support that you might have just got... which is sad because many conservatives might actually be for police rearrangements in structure and funding. Look im a conservative and i would support your cause. If you truly believe in the change your pushing then stop creating a rift and build some bridges.