Letter: Defunding the police

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It’s a very simple equation. Less $$$s for police and fighting crime = more crime! What is it going to take for the media to start listening to the vast majority of folks who feel this way? Stop glorifying the fringe, please. This is why you all are losing your funding, i.e., readership.

— Barry Shoor

P.S. That’s not to say that other social problems, i.e., homeless and other social issues, should not be receiving funding as well.


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3 thoughts on “Letter: Defunding the police

  1. Xiden lost, we all know it.

    Certainly, lets defund the police, ban people from defending themselves against criminals via “common sense gun laws”, that criminals aren’t impacted by, it’s “white supremacy” to defend yourself against people that will do you harm. Sure, let’s see how that goes. People that KNOW their rights don’t come from government will quickly demonstrate the error of your thinking.

  2. James

    It seems that reducing the number of police would reduce the number of crimes… at least the crime of assault and vandalism against Asheville citizens by said cops.

    P.S. Based on the letters to the editor and the posts in response it seems most of the readers remaining are right-wing America-hating racists and traitors.

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