Ben & Jerry’s posted a message on their website for Juneteenth. It is a detailed breakdown of what the movement to defund police means. In part they wrote, dismantle the old system and build a new one that guarantees freedom and justice for all. The message continued defunding the police, offers the best opportunity in generations to completely transform our model of policing and create stronger safer communities where Black Americans and people of color can finally experience and celebrate true freedom. Defunding the police has taken on different interpretations.
Defund The Police means to reallocate funds to other community resources to address mental health, poverty and homelessness within that community; to demilitarize the neighborhood police. Police have been murdering unarmed Black people for 400 years.
Check out Ben & Jerry’s message.