Instead of “abolish the police” or “defund the police,” how about “privatize the police”?
In a June NPR interview, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D–N.Y.) said that “policing is not a marketplace. You can’t choose another police force to take care of you to watch over your neighborhood.”
In fact, private policing and protection is more common than most people realize, and it’s a proven way of making law enforcement more accountable to the communities they’re paid to protect.