The Growing Appetite for Police Protection

Dr. Munr Kazmir
4 min readOct 9, 2021

Criminal justice reform and defunding police seem to have lost widespread appeal overnight. Why?

A woman holds up a sign that reads “Defund Disband No More Cops” outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department. April 14, 2021. (photo: Chad Davis)

A major report about police misconduct was just released detailing troubling incidents ranging from lying about criminal suspects to planting evidence and worse.

If a report about police misconduct is released, and no one cares, does it make a sound?