“Defund the Police”

From Father De Celles’ column in parish bulletin Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ (June 14, 2020)

“Defund the Police.” 

That’s the dumbest thing I think I’ve ever heard. God bless our men and women in blue, and all law enforcement officers. Thank you for your service! Yes there are some bad apples in the ranks, but—there are some bad priests, fathers, mothers, spouses and children, too. And bad doctors, nurses, waitresses and construction workers, etc. But most of us are all just trying to do our jobs and vocations as best we can. God rid us of bad cops, but God bless the vast majority of good and dedicated police officers who protect us so well.