@PeteBleackley Abolish armed militias, certainly. Keep emergency responders for actual emergencies (cross-train them for fire and paramedic work, like in Sunnyvale, CA). And have systems nothing like police that get people counseling when they need it, and a decent safety net, heading off problems before they need emergency response.
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