I've also heard many, many folks say something like "It's all well and good to say defund the police, but what if your neighborhood was on fire because of all this?" I am uniquely positioned to speak to that, because my neighborhood was, in fact, on fire. And that's exactly what convinced me it's time to defund the police. https://medium.com/fearless-she-wrote/i-am-a-mom-whose-neighborhood-burned-during-the-protests-its-time-to-defund-the-police-423b2ae7ea4d

Writer with a master’s degree in psychology. Helpful, science-backed writing about mental health, mindfulness, and motherhood. www.emilypgerickson.com

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