No matter where you stand on “defunding the police,” this should worry you. Law enforcement propaganda has done an excellent job in making Americans believe police make us safer, making this investment wasted. Police don’t protect poor neighborhoods from violence, especially Black and brown ones; this isn’t a result of insufficient funding, but of choices. When it comes to sexual violence, police do an especially poor job of solving crimes and supporting victims. According to the Rape and Incest National Network (RAINN), two out of three sexual assaults go unreported, and 97% of perpetrators go free. There are many reasons why sexual violence goes unreported; there is a mountain of evidence on how poorly police treat victims of sexual violence.