Lately, I've been thinking what a bad slogan "defund the police" is. A slogan should be easy to remember and easy to understand. "Defund the police" is easy to remember -- but what does it mean? It's confusing. Does it mean to merely reduce the budget of police departments? That, in and of itself, doesn't seem to solve anything. Does it mean doing away with police departments altogether? Again, that doesn't seem like a solution because no police at all means lawlessness. You can't just get rid of police and replace them with nothing... It will create a vacuum that will be filled by something. If what we're really after is to change police culture, or police attitudes, then it isn't merely an issue of their budget or the size of the police department. So, what are some better potential slogans? "Change the police" isn't specific enough. "Retrain the police" is better, and probably closer to what is intended. But I can imagine conservatives and the police pushing back on this, as well. They may be indignant about the idea of needing to be retrained, or having people they believe are ignorant dictating how their job needs to be done. And that may be a fair point. So, how about "Hold police accountable"? That seems very difficult to push back against. I also think it more accurately describes the goal.