Counterpoint: Defunding Police Won't Fix Kansas City Crime Spike

A truism that contradicts the logic of local elected leaders . . .

An doc from the Brookings Institute says: "These kinds of public fights don't do anything to solve the city's problems with violent crime, and things likely won't start getting better until these issues are resolved."

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Expert: Public fight over Kansas City police budget won't solve city's violent crime problem

It's been two months since city leaders announced plans to shift some of the Kansas City Police Department's funding into an account controlled by both the police and the city.