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City and state balance sheets are in serious trouble after the pandemic-induced economic slowdown. As local governments are making decisions about budget cuts, some protesters have a suggestion: defund the police. Sociologist Alex Vitale, author of The End of Policing , joins staff writer James Hamblin and executive producer Katherine Wells to explain the research and nuance behind the idea on the…