[ExI] Cory Massimino on advocating police abolition

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Tue Aug 11 10:10:12 UTC 2020

On Fri, Aug 7, 2020 at 6:11 AM John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 7, 2020 at 1:07 AM Rafal Smigrodzki via extropy-chat <
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> >> Because the phrase "defund the police" is suddenly all in the news and
>>> is basically a good idea,
>> > ### *"Privatize the police", "Reform the police", "Make police great
>> again" might be good ideas but "Defund the police" is just stupid.*
>  Abolishing the police is stupid and advocated only by crackpots, but I
> specifically said "*Defunding the police is not the same as abolishing
> the police*".
### Well, dunno. Unless you expect cops to work for free, defunding the
police actually *is* abolishing the police, for most values of "is".

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