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Farotimi Damilare
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Can defunding the police department be adopted and prioritized in Africa?

So much is happening across the world right now and the tides of change are sweeping every institution, sector. Be it across policy, Legal system, partnerships, system reformation.

Over in the states where the #BlackLivesMatter movement is becoming a powerful force and turning a hashtag into a global phenomenon. in Los Angeles and other part of the city are voting on a resolution to defund the Police department and pouring those resources into the community and other sector like Education, Health in a bid to sweep our community off the police brutality, abuse, harassment,Bullying and stop those mentally deteriorating scars they have created unto civilians over the decades.

Because the justice system built around the policing department makes it almost impossible to sue or charge a cop for misconduct or criminal violation.

Do you think such discourse and resolution can & should be prioritized here in Africa too since we are faced with same mishap or worse from our Police department and legal system institution generally?..

What are your critical thoughts about this.

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  1. Police department has very little allocation hence, trying to cut down the allocation will cause more trouble not only in their living standard, but also it will increase level of corruption since the police needs are not well taken care of.

    Police department has very little allocation hence, trying to cut down the allocation will cause more trouble not only in their living standard, but also it will increase level of corruption since the police needs are not well taken care of.

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  1. Our police departments are already poorly funded. Defunding them further means stripping them of the little that’s available… not only will this stagnate the poorly done investigation of different offenses…making court processes even slower… but corruption might also skyrocket… because at the end ofRead more

    Our police departments are already poorly funded. Defunding them further means stripping them of the little that’s available… not only will this stagnate the poorly done investigation of different offenses…making court processes even slower… but corruption might also skyrocket… because at the end of the day…they still gotta feed their families.

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    • You are right distinguished.we are faced with the same mishap here in Nigeria. our policing system is so terrible and can’t be defunded because the department here is poorly funded, low wages, disgusting working conditions and often have terrible shelters. Also, the premise that Policemen can harrass citizen, even suspected criminals/offenders without getting charged needs to go. we are all fearfully and wonderfully made. we all share humanity regardless of our job differences, we owe it to ourselves to protect ourselves and everyone around us without making other people’s lives feel threatened. As funny and as odd this may sound i think they department should be well funded and reformed. My opinion.

  2. Police need more funds. Their houses are in bad condition and most if them survive on bribes and corruption to earn a decent leaving. Apart from a better income, what police need the most is more training on how to better do their work.

    Police need more funds. Their houses are in bad condition and most if them survive on bribes and corruption to earn a decent leaving. Apart from a better income, what police need the most is more training on how to better do their work.

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  3. Defunding is the same as abolishing because the corruption that will follow an underfunded police department will be like nothing we have ever witnessed.

    Defunding is the same as abolishing because the corruption that will follow an underfunded police department will be like nothing we have ever witnessed.

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