Large companies like Amazon, Microsoft, and others play a role in selling this tech to authorities so it can be used in ways that violate our privacy. Calls to defund the police hope to address this kind of massive spending, and how it pulls money from areas that are severely underfunded.
Housing, healthcare, schools, and public transportation fall into disrepair when police funds eat up spending in city budgets. Calls to defund the police want to address this problem so that our communities will have what they need. What they certainly don’t need is racist surveillance!