Monday on MSNBC’s “All In,” Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) said it was “outdated, and it is actually wrong and backward to think that more police officers will create more safety,” while discussing police reform in light of the death of George Floyd.
Harris said, “We have to reimagine what safety and public safety in America, you know, the status quo has been to determine and create policy around the idea that more police equals more safety, and that’s just wrong. You know what creates greater safety? Funding our public schools so that currently two-thirds of our public school teachers don’t have to come out of their own back pocket to create school supplies, investing in the economic opportunities of communities, creating jobs. What creates safe and healthy communities, making sure all people have access to health care, mental health care, and that it is within their reach, meaning it is affordable. These are the things that create safe communities.”