Without a doubt, we can say that the wise person learns from his experience. However, as for me, I like to profit from the experience of others. Mostly, it costs me less. Then again, maybe I am wrong. After all, I am hardly one to give advice. I am basically living off my Social Security at 72. (Some retirement)
Nonetheless, I have no bills other than insurance, utilities and taxes. Unless some unforeseen disaster comes along, I’ll do just fine.
Then I look at all these cities governments that want to do away with their police. OK. Fine. I don’t think it is such a good idea but if that’s what they really want, it is their decision to live with. Even so, I suggest they hold off for a month or two. When the other cities meet with disaster, then the cities that hold back will be able to learn from the mistakes of the others.
On the other hand, if your city officials launch right out and do away with the police right away, then the other cities will learn your mistake and so will you. Then, all the police you did have will be gone and reorganizing a new department will take far too long, not to mention the time it will take to replace all the police officers.
By the way, in this case, the cost of the experience might be more than money. It will very likely cost lives as well: black, brown and white. It will likely hit the blacks worst of all. That would make the lesson very expensive for you and even more for your constituents. Then again, I have been wrong a time or two. It just might cost you far more than you would ever have ever thought.
Then, we all will be able to file this under dumb ideas. The tragedy is that still won’t learn. It is the nature of dummycrats. They keep trying the same old things and expecting something different. The fact is, there are some folks who are bad and need to be locked up, for their good as well as society. To do this, we need police, district attorneys and courts. Without them, even some honest people break the law.