Tweet sharing story of police being useless

People Are Tweeting Out Stories Of Cops Doing Nothing To Help After They Were Called

As calls for the defunding of police departments grow across the U.S., a common argument against this is to ask what people would do if they needed help, such as if they had been assaulted, robbed, or become the victim of another serious crime. However, many are pointing out that when they have become victims of crimes like these and called the police for help, the cops who showed up were a little less than helpful.

Twitter user Illy Bocean asked the defund nay-sayers to share their own experiences with police and provided one of their own.

After police refused to do anything other than take reports on cars being broken into, admitting that this was only to increase the crime rate statistics and ask for more funding, Bocean understandably lost faith in the system. And they’re far from the only person to experience this kind of thing. Since Sunday, over 3,000 people have commented on the original post, with many sharing similar stories of police being useless, or worse.

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