Presenter Information

Macy MontgomeryFollow

Level of Education

Undergraduate

Keywords

defund police, Biblical worldview

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The coronavirus pandemic instilled panic and fear within people across the globe at the beginning of 2020. The death of George Floyd in May during the attempted arrest quickly exacerbated people's anxiety, but not in the virus, rather, in law enforcement. The despair and horror individuals felt after George Floyd's death then turned into rage. Protests against police brutality turned into sinister riots, which consisted of looting and burning of buildings. The slogan "defund the police" became popularized by Black Lives Matter, which calls for the reduction in police funds and the delegation of police duties to other organizations. This paper will evaluate the "defund the police" movement from a Biblical worldview and the societal effects that have arisen. The paper will also focus on the injustice against police officers, the difference between a sin and a crime, church and community involvement to give police support, state and local government police delegating powers, and government overreach.

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Defunding the Police from a Biblical Perspective

The coronavirus pandemic instilled panic and fear within people across the globe at the beginning of 2020. The death of George Floyd in May during the attempted arrest quickly exacerbated people's anxiety, but not in the virus, rather, in law enforcement. The despair and horror individuals felt after George Floyd's death then turned into rage. Protests against police brutality turned into sinister riots, which consisted of looting and burning of buildings. The slogan "defund the police" became popularized by Black Lives Matter, which calls for the reduction in police funds and the delegation of police duties to other organizations. This paper will evaluate the "defund the police" movement from a Biblical worldview and the societal effects that have arisen. The paper will also focus on the injustice against police officers, the difference between a sin and a crime, church and community involvement to give police support, state and local government police delegating powers, and government overreach.