Mark Frost: Defund the police?

Published: 6/21/2021 6:55:02 PM

It is one of the great things in this country that the First Amendment gives us, the freedom of speech. But in this case I think these protesters calling for the defunding of police are way off.

A peaceful demonstration is great, but went it involves graffiti and all the rest, that is wrong. I have been a resident of this city all my life, and have been paying real estates taxes for the last 45 years. I agree some changes may be needed, but one of the reasons this city is so safe is we have an excellent police force.

Yes, other social programs need help, but not at the expense of our police. I want my tax money to go to necessary city services like the police.

By the way, do these protesters pay taxes too?

Mark Frost

Florence




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