Sulaimon Giwa has strong opinions on modern day policing from years of lived and academic experience.
He doesn’t however, have a specific answer for what it means to defund the police.
“It’s a question I’ve been trying to grapple with,” he said. “Are we actually using the correct language to define and have meaningful conversations around this issue of police brutality and this issue of the police budget?”
This is one of the main questions Giwa will be asking his students in a new course being offered at St. Thomas University this fall.
“Defunding the Police: Rhetoric vs. Reality” is a fourth-year criminology class that will examine what
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