Yessenia Funes wrote this article for How to Create a Culture of Good Health, the Winter 2016 issue of YES! Magazine. She is an assistant editor at YES! Magazine. A New York native, she covers inequality, poverty, and climate justice. Follow her on Twitter @yessfun.
"The option to use active-duty forces in a law enforcement role should only be used as a matter of last resort, and only in the most urgent and dire of situations—we are not in one of those situations now."