In this article, the author examines the tenets of the Defund the Police movement and applies them to the American military to make the argument that not only should the police be defunded, but so should the American military. The purpose of this piece is to push the conversation regarding policing beyond American borders to examine American influence internationally. The article incorporates various Critical Race Theories to explore the intersection of policing and the military. The Defund the Police Movement also provides a framework for critiquing the American military because the American police and military are inextricably connected. Part I of this article will provide a brief background and context of the Defund the Police Movement and the role of the military in American culture. Part II will explore the ways in which the police and the military are enmeshed. Part III of this article will explain the reasons for the rise of the Defund the Police Movement and its primary tenets. Part IV of this article will explore how the reasons leading to the rise of the Defund the Police Movement and its tenets are applicable to the military.
The Scholar: St. Mary's Law Review on Race and Social Justice
America: The World’s Police—How the Defund the Police Movement Frames an Analysis for Defunding the Military,
Available at: https://commons.stmarytx.edu/thescholar/vol24/iss2/1
St. Mary's University School of Law
Lydia R. Harris
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