Calls from the far left to defund and or disband police departments are reckless and crazy.
Attorney General William Barr was interviewed on FOX News this week and pointed out that if you took away the police, the people who would be hurt the most are the very communities that activists claim to care about.
From FOX News:
Barr, in FNC interview, calls defund police push ‘dangerous’ and ‘wrong’
Attorney General Bill Barr on Monday blasted calls from protesters and activists to defund police departments in the wake of George Floyd’s death – saying in an exclusive interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier that going after entire departments is “wrong” and “dangerous.”
Barr’s comments come as demonstrators in cities across the country are holding daily protests against police brutality and racial injustice. After Floyd, an unarmed black man, died in Minneapolis police custody after an officer kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes, a number of cities have proposed major cuts or reforms to police departments or – in the case of Minneapolis – moved to “dismantle” the force entirely.
Barr told Fox News he agreed on the need for changes in police departments to address the concerns of many people of color, but he stopped well short of supporting moves to defund departments…
“If you pull back the police from these communities there will be, there will be more harm done in these communities,” Barr said.
Watch the video below:
Meanwhile, people in media are trying to act as interpreters for the far left.
This woman works for PBS and is part of the White House press pool:
SOME NEEDED CONTEXT:
Activists calling for defunding the police are not always calling for dismantling departments.
In many cases, it means redirecting funds from police departments to other parts of society that help people like housing, education, and communities.
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) June 8, 2020
Do you think she would have advocated for the Tea Party in this way?
Not a chance.