‘Refund’ the police? With crime high, debate rises in Maryland.

Posted on AllSides November 23rd, 2021
From The Center
Brian Witte/AP

Donzo Monk has no love for the police. 

He’s spent his entire life in Baltimore and says he has learned to expect corruption in local politics and law enforcement. Four years ago, he finished a 10-year prison sentence for selling drugs – a charge he denies. An officer found drugs on him, he admits, but he says he wasn’t selling and the search violated his privacy.

But Mr. Monk doesn’t want fewer police. He wants better police. 

“I don’t believe that they should totally defund the police because we do...

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