Thank you for publishing my photograph in this insightful piece, @LSEImpactBlog
I was struck by many of the quotes, which show that most people want better policing rather than no policing:
The specific language of defunding the police and re-allocating resources to community well-being was not widespread when we conducted these interviews. But interviewees referred directly to investing in neighbourhoods and identified the community as a reservoir of potential for the future. They spoke about schools, young people, and relationship-building. As one individual encapsulated it, “if you uplift the community, you might get uplifting results.”
The photograph was taken in Washington, DC USA (of course) at the start of a very impactful summer in our nation’s capital. Enjoy the photo.
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