Even Far-left Al Sharpton has admitted that getting rid of police would not be a good thing for communities across America.
Underlining that we must keep our communities safe from bad cops AND bad citizens!
— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) August 12, 2020
The Rev. Al Sharpton argued that people who support doing away with police are wealthy liberals who do not deal with everyday crime.
“To take all policing off is something that I think a latte liberal may go for as they sit around the Hamptons discussing this as some academic problem,” he said during a Tuesday segment on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “But people living on the ground need proper policing. Yes, we need more resources in different areas like mental health, but we do not need our grandmothers prey to those that are being the users of products of the big gun manufacturers in this country.”
The push to defund the police gained nationwide momentum after George Floyd, a black man, died in Minneapolis police custody on Memorial Day. All four officers involved in Floyd’s arrest have been arrested, and all four have sought to have the charges against them dropped. Protests across the country that highlight racial inequality and police brutality sprung up in the aftermath of Floyd’s death.
Many protesters view the Black Lives Matter movement as a way to reassess the role of law enforcement in the United States, but others have suggested a less radical approach by reallocating resources away from police departments to more social services.
“We need to reimagine how we do policing,” Sharpton said.
Now, I will be fair. Not all the left-wingers in the streets are calling for a complete abolition of police. Some are but many aren’t. However, the theme of these riots is exactly that. It isn’t simply a questioning of police. It is a movement that hates the police. It is a movement that thinks police are immoral. It is a movement that wants to have as little power as possible. The Defund The Police movent wants police to be police in name only. They want to have Police but they will be too underfunded to do anything.
When you lose Al Sharpton you know you messed up. If Al Sharpton is forced to question how far-left the Democrats are going then what are moderate Democrats thinking?
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