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Whole idea of presidents defunding police is ridiculous

Posted: Sep. 9, 2020 3:30 pm

To The Herald-Whig:

One of the big lies that came out of the Republican convention is that Joe Biden would defund the police and you would not be safe in your home.

As Donald Trump Jr. stated, "You will call 911 and get voice mail."

First, Joe Biden has never said he would be in favor of any defunding of the police. In fact, he stated in an interview on ABC that he would be in favor of increasing funding.

Second, the whole idea of a president defunding police is ridiculous, as he would have no authority to do so. The funding of police is up to each city.

As long as we can fund our police in Quincy, your call to 911 would be answered.

Howard L. Snowden

Quincy