Defund the police? Stephen discusses this popular catchphrase in light of the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878. If you aren’t already doing so, it’s time to start pondering the big questions facing the American people and lawmakers: should the police be armed and permitted to function as a military force at the local level? At the national level, should the President be allowed to use the symbolism or actual force of the military on civilians during times of riot? What is going to be the lean of the American people and lawmakers? A debate is coming.