How Black People Can Defund The Baltimore Police Department

2 min readNov 12, 2021

The Baltimore Police Department has roughly 3,000 police officers. Baltimore has 700,000 residents. 3,000 /700,000= 0.04 percent. The number of police officers in Baltimore are less than one percent of the Baltimore population. This means that the population of a Baltimore neighborhood multiplied by 0.04percent , will be the number of brave Black men who will protect Black neighborhoods once the Baltimore Police Department is out of our communities.

Sandtown has a population of 9,000 residents. 9,000 mutplied by 0.04 percent =roughly 39 brave Black men.

Due to the fact that gun violence is an epidemic in Baltimore, the brave Black community patrol team should be paid a six figure salary. Anybody saving lives should be paid a six figure salary. We pay basketball players millions. Basketball is not life or death.

This is how Sandtown’s 39 Black community patrol team would be funded.

39 men multiplied by 100,000(dollars worth in salary) =3.9 million dollars.

Where would this 3.9 million dollars come from.

I will start with the homeowners because homeowners will be more likely to have more wealth than renters. The stats say 37 percent of the 9,000 residents of Sandtown are homeowners.