… but these liberals are dangerous!
There is a growing movement across the US to defund many major metropolitan police departments and get rid of the police, as we know them, altogether.
I guess these big, liberal, cities can do what they want. I just thank God I don’t live in one of these cities!
These liberals have literally lost their minds.
Who exactly is going to live and reside in these “policeless” cities?
What businesses are going to feel safe operating there?
What about utility services, as well as fire departments and emergency medical services?
What hospitals are going to want to operate in that type of environment?
What law-abiding and decent people are going to want to live in these places with their families?
Who is going to want to risk their lives visiting these places anymore?
The criminal elements in all of these cities must be laughing their a$$es off at these liberal idiots and licking their chops in anticipation of a cop-free environment.
I predict that these major, liberal, cities will become wastelands within a year if they manage to achieve their “policeless” goals.
Have you seen the movie “Escape from New York?” Well, if you want to see a preview of life in New York City without a police force, watch it.
According to Sam Levin, in Los Angeles, for “The Guardian,” Activists say the way to stop police brutality and killings is to cut law enforcement budgets and reinvest in services.”
“The movement to defund the police is gaining significant support across America, including from elected leaders, as protests over the killing of George Floyd sweep the nation.”
“For years, activists have pushed US cities and states to cut law enforcement budgets amid a dramatic rise in spending on police and prisons while funding for vital social services has shrunk or disappeared altogether.”
“Government officials have long dismissed the idea as a leftist fantasy, but the recent unrest and massive budget shortfalls from the Covid-19 crisis appear to have inspired more mainstream recognition of the central arguments behind defunding.”
“A leftist fantasy?”
More like a social nightmare.
‘“To see legislators who aren’t even necessarily on the left supporting at least a significant decrease in New York police department [NYPD] funding is really very encouraging,’ Julia Salazar, a New York state senator and Democratic socialist, told the Guardian on Tuesday. ‘It feels a little bit surreal.’”
Oh, it’s surreal alright!
I’m also guessing that Ms. Salazar won’t actually be living in these “policeless” areas.
“Floyd’s death on camera in Minneapolis, advocates say, was a powerful demonstration that police reform efforts of the last half-decade have failed to stop racist policing and killings.”
I’m not sure you can lump all police problems into one big racial pile, Mr. Levin.
More than twice the number of whites have died in police custody as opposed to blacks, and many black officers have been involved with these deaths as well.
I’m sure race comes into play occasionally, but for the most part we’re just dealing with a handful of inept and/or uncaring cops who should really be in another line of work.
“Meanwhile, the striking visuals of enormous, militarized and at times violent police forces responding to peaceful protests have led some politicians to question whether police really need this much money and firepower.”
“Violent police forces responding to peaceful protesters?”
Excuse me, Mr. Levin, but are you taking some type of hallucinogenic medication, or are you just being intentionally disingenuous?
I’m guessing the latter.
How many protesters have been shot by the police in response to their actions?
How many looters have been shot by the police in response to their actions?
How many criminal vandals and rioters have been shot by the police in response to their actions?
How many protesters, looters, vandals and rioters have been killed by the police in response to their actions?
How many protesters, looters, and vandals have been injured in some way by the police in response to their actions?
There have undeniably been some…, and probably rightly so.
Overall, I feel the police forces across our nation have shown incredible restraint, unbelievable restraint, when dealing with all of these protesters, looters and rioters.
How many cops have been shot during these “protests?”
Over a dozen, and counting.
How many cops have been injured in some way during these “protests?”
Easily in the hundreds, and counting.
If you’d like to see the police officers who have died in the line of duty, just doing their jobs, I’d like to invite you to visit the Ofice Down Memorial Page at https://odmp.org
“Community groups advocating for defunding have put forward differing strategies, some merely opposing police budget increases, others advocating mass reductions, and some fighting for full defunding as a step toward abolishing police forces. Some initiatives are tied to the fight to close prisons. All are pushing for a reinvestment of those dollars in services.”
Abolishing police forces and closing prisons.
Who are running these community groups?
I mean, really!
“Amid the protests, some local leaders with budgeting powers have started proposing modest cuts to policing. The most substantial change so far, has come in Minneapolis where the school board on Tuesday voted to end its contract with the police department. The University of Minnesota has also pledged to stop working with police.”
‘“People have been fighting for years to get cops out of schools, and now it’s happening overnight,’ said Tony Williams, a member of MPD150, an abolition group whose literature on building a ‘police-free future’ has spread on social media in recent days. One elected Minneapolis ward member said this week that the city’s police department was ‘irredeemably beyond reform,’ the kind of remark that would until recently have been unthinkable to organizers.”
I don’t believe that the people and students of Columbine High School, Sandy Hook Elementary School, or Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were too upset about the cops being in their schools.
“Kelly Lytle Hernandez, a UCLA historian and recent MacArthur recipient, said this could be a pivotal moment for the US: ‘We’ve created over the last 30 to 40 years a sense that our safety and wellbeing always comes from investing more and more in police.’”
Well, Miss MacArthur award recipient (let’s just say you won’t see any conservatives winning that award), how else would you recommend spending money to promote safety in our big cities?
I do agree with you, however, that this is “a pivotal moment” for many of our big cities.
Either they can choose to use common sense when approaching these problems, or they can go off the deep end, following these know-nothing, anti-American, liberal pied pipers.
I’m guessing that common sense will not prevail amongst these idiots and liberal provocateurs.
‘“This week, it seems there is increasing recognition of this failure,’ she said, adding, ‘Defunding the police is the first step in a much broader historical transformation that I’m hoping you’re seeing broad-based support for on the streets today.’”
Well, there you have it.
“Defunding the police is the first step in a much broader historical transformation.”
Just the first step.
And the “historical transformation” involves the abandoning of our American values and the surrendering of our freedom as we devolve towards a socialistic/communistic/globalistic mess.
Tyler Olson of Fox News adds that, “Several members of the Minneapolis City Council this week have expressed support for radical changes to how the city handles law enforcement, including a move to ‘dismantle’ the police department and replace it with ‘a transformative new model for public safety.’”
I’m anxious to see what these daring young fascists have in mind.
“Jeremiah Ellison, the son of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and a representative of the city’s Ward 5, explicitly led calls to ‘dramatically rethink’ how the city keeps its people safe.”
‘“We are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department,’ he tweeted. ‘And when we’re done, we’re not simply gonna glue it back together. We are going to dramatically rethink how we approach public safety and emergency response.’”
I’m sure their “rethinking” will include Sharia Law in there somewhere, based on his family’s Muslim background.
“His call was echoed by Lisa Bender, the president of the city council.”
The president of the city council!
‘“Yes,’ she said in response to Ellison. ‘We are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department and replace it with a transformative new model of public safety.’”
“That was not the first time Bender had addressed calls to ‘dismantle’ the city’s police force this week, however. On Wednesday she posted a thread about how a ‘white person’ should think about dismantling the police.”
I honestly don’t think you’ll have many white people left in your city by that time, but let’s hear it anyway, Ms. Bender.
“If you are a comfortable white person asking to dismantle the police I invite you to reflect: are you willing to stick with it? Will you be calling in three months to ask about garage break-ins? Are you willing to dismantle white supremacy in all systems, including a new system? I mean this quite sincerely & seriously: just look at recent conversations about City-funded neighborhood organizations to understand how explicitly we would have to work to establish alternative systems that do not replicate the same problems. White ppl need to show up for this.”
I’m really not sure what to say about this racist individual or her confused train of thought.
I always wonder, “how do all of these idiots get elected?
“According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Bender sees the city’s potentially revamped public safety force as potentially sending social workers or other civilian personnel into situations that are traditionally handled by police.”
Oh, ya…, that’s going to work out real well!
It’s confirmed. These liberals HAVE all lost their minds…, at least what little minds they had.
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