What is happening by some officers, particularly in large cities, is not the America I have known. I don’t believe defunding Police Departments and utilizing any portion for social services is the answer. Police Officers need proper training, and Officers who are unable or unwilling to protect lives need to be fired early in their career. This means that the unions need to change their approach too. It is very difficult to fire an employee because the union protects these people beyond reasonable comprehension...time and time again. And when did the Police begin shoot to kill rather than a leg shot to bring someone down, but not kill?