Policing For Some Isn't Policing At All
How do you fix the police? How do you reform what's patently and obviously unreformable, a community of people who reject outright the idea that they might ever be answerable to anyone, and use the opportunity to decisively choose a new and better path to instead escalate their behaviour beyond any hope of redemption? You can't, is the answer. Reform won't work, because it never has. Is it time, again, to talk of Abolition?
They want to abolish the police entirely. Many critics of that idea say it's unworkable, those that don't simply consider it insane and impossible. But is it? has there ever been a police service of the scale of an American state that was scrapped entirely, and replaced with something else? Yes there has. Did the community collapse into anarchy overnight? No it did not. In fact, police violence dropped drastically? So, this must have been in some idyllic paradise where people believed in the police and their communities, a peaceful place suited to such a change?
It was in Northern Ireland.