In her latest piece for The Atlantic, staff writer Annie Lowrey explores calls from protestors and activists to defund the police.
“This week, cops in riot gear teargassed teenagers, Humvees patrolled near the White House, and military helicopters buzzed protesters,” Lowrey writes. “At the same time, health workers fought COVID-19 wearing reused masks. This is not serving. This is not protecting.”
Lowrey joined Atlantic staff writer Adam Harris for a conversation about the current state of policing in America, how the U.S. system compares to other countries, and what changes might be on the horizon.