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Alternative Voice for San Jose:

tim gildersleeve

Candidate for San Jose City Council District 1, 2022

Police Reform / Defunding the Police

I have no issues with the idea of reforming the police department in order to minimize or stop police misconduct. Since this is a great concern of the public, I will strive to make this happen.

In regards to defunding the police, however, I find that idea repugnant. Punishing the police department in this manner is an attack on public safety. Unless I can see well done data that informs me that defunding the police would help public safety, I will not support this idea.