I was looking through some of the BLM Defund The Police websites when I stumbled upon the Canadian variant.
It’s about as hilarious as you could imagine:
The Toronto Police Services (TPS) budget is over $1.1 billion dollars, which is more than public funding allotted to libraries, housing, shelters combined. We believe that Black communities, and all communities, deserve better.
Because the job of librarian and cop are obviously equal to one another.
DEFUND THE POLICE
Immediately redirect a minimum of 50 percent of the $1.1 billion TPS budget toward the communities they have devastated by investing in secure, long-term housing for street-involved and unhoused communities, food security programs, public transit, public health, public libraries, and community-led anti-violence programs.
DEMILITARIZE THE POLICE
Remove all weaponry from police and other law enforcement, including tasers, batons, firearms, rubber bullets, tear gas, pepper spray, and sound canons.
Cops are going to have to ask real nicely for the armed criminals to please take themselves to jail.
Nope, not even a baton bro.
REMOVE COPS IN SCHOOLS
Remove police and school resource officers (SROs) in all schools (Public, Catholic, Private, and Post-Secondary) in Toronto.
Remove police and school resource officers (SROs) in all schools, at all levels, across Canada.
Because somehow cops in schools are racist too.
REDUCE SCOPE OF POLICE
End all special constable programs and all policing on campuses.
End the policing of public transportation.
End the policing of minor bylaw infractions and noise complaints.
End paid-duty policing program (officers for hire by developers, street festivals, etc.).
End police collaboration with the CBSA.
Eliminate all stealth police cars and plainclothes operations.
Eliminate community policing patrols in highly racialized communities.
Say goodbye to paying for public transportation and hello to neighbors that can blast Spanish music directly into your house until 5am. No repercussions.
Oh, and apparently anyone of any age can do anything now because who needs laws?
DECRIMINALIZE POVERTY, DRUGS, HIV & SEX WORK
Release and expunge record for all poverty-related charges (including bylaw infractions, solicitation, sleeping outside, public urination, loitering, solicitation).
Decriminalize drugs, sex work, and HIV status.
Release and expunge records of all drug-related and sex work charges.
Remove all laws, again. This time featuring the degenerate sex laws.
Everyone gets some aids!
Create Crisis Intervention and Mad co-lead support teams; work with communities to develop models that work for them.
Create police-free, community-led, trauma-informed emergency service for mental health/psychiatric distress and other forms of crisis.
Invest in community support for shelters, drop-ins, after-school programming in low-income, Black, and Indigenous neighborhoods.
Create restorative services, mental health services, and community-run health centres
Invest in harm reduction, including safe supply, safe injection/inhalation sites, and harm-reduction outreach workers.
Establish a community-based and trauma-informed emergency service for people who have experienced gender-based violence.
Implement of civilian transportation safety service and better/safer road infrastructure for pedestrians, cyclists and public transit
Create a civilian conflict resolution resolution service to replace policing of minor bylaw infractions/noise complaints
Provide permanent, secure housing options for all people who need housing.
Free housing for whoever wants it. Free places for drug addicts to use.
Why should a normal citizen pay for housing if these people don’t have too? Oh wait, we’re not using logic here.
I’m still excited for when they send some liberal social worker to deal with some jacka** high on PCP or meth.
Like everything the left does, it’s going to be a disaster. But a really hilarious one.
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