You want the Wild West?
Run the sheriff out of town!
The word is out on the street: defunding police is a boon to criminal activity. The Chicago Sun-Times is doing some real journalism:
18 murders in 24 hours;
Inside the most violent day in 60 years in Chicago
While Chicago was roiled by another day of protests and looting in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, 18 people were killed Sunday, May 31, making it the single most violent day in Chicago in six decades, according to the University of Chicago Crime Lab.
The Rev. Michael Pfleger, a longtime crusader against gun violence who leads St. Sabina Church … said it was “open season” last weekend in his neighborhood and others on the South and West sides.
“I heard people saying all over, ‘Hey, there’s no police anywhere, police ain’t doing nothing,’” Pfleger said.
“I sat and watched a store looted for over an hour,” he added. “No police came. I got in my car and drove around to some other places getting looted [and] didn’t see police anywhere.”
‘Defund police; watch crime return’
The Wall Street Journal observes that
Crime in Minneapolis has been climbing since Mayor Frey entered office in 2018 and started pushing more relaxed law enforcement. As police have eased up, violent crime has increased nearly twice as much in the minority third precinct in Minneapolis as city-wide since 2018.
In New York’s Harlem neighborhood, which benefitted enormously from anti-crime mayors, murders have soared 160% this year over last while burglaries are up 56% and car-jackings have more than doubled.
⇒ Minneapolis Council president: “I don’t know who will respond to crime after police disbanded.” (Story here.)
A dissent from black victimhood
“If the only black lives that matter to the Black Lives Matter movement are those taken by rogue police officers, then let it be clear: Not all black lives matter to them,” one courageous African-American writes.
It tears my soul as an African-American resident of Washington that 30 young black men and women in the District of Columbia lost their lives to violent crime in the first three months of 2020. The police didn’t kill them, but that doesn’t mean their lives mattered less.
This movement’s agenda is to make sure we feel oppressed … The person who makes you believe you’re oppressed also limits how far you can go. … Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X never allowed us the luxury of victimhood.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: That we must argue for the retention of police is incredible, unbelievable, mind-blowing, surreal …
And now that the moderate Democrats are waking up to the insanity and pulling back support, you see leftists saying gaslighting shit like, “You silly, defund the police doesn’t ACTUALLY mean defund the police..” As Minneapolis literally votes to defund the police and the mayor of NYC literally asked a BLM protester who asked him if he’d defund the police, “Do you mean abolish the police?” and her response was “What did we say? We don’t want no more police!”
But now they’re trying to trick us into thinking they didn’t say all of that. ‘Don’t listen to what we say, just blindly support it and trust we mean something else, something less radical’-It’s ridiculous
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Like the evolution of Colin Kaepernick’s action (after being benched for poor play.) First, he SAT DOWN for the national anthem. That action ALREADY had a meaning. It meant disrespect, and nothing else. At that time, everybody in the world knew exactly what he meant. He then sat through the next anthem. It wasn’t until a black veteran convinced him that his “message” was off the mark, that he decided to “take a knee” instead. No sale. He had already made his statement in a way that people hated. The left has spent the past 4 years trying to convince everybody that it didn’t mean what you thought it meant.
“It meant something entirely different. Here let me explain it to you.”
It was like trying to convince somebody that giving them the finger actually means “good luck” in Hawaii.
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How long will it take to “re imagine” policing BLM?
Brandi Grayson, your thoughts?
And will you send your child to a school with no LEO but a jammin’ BLM Club?
As fun as it is watching the Democrats desperately trying to walk back defund the police rhetoric and Pelosi getting in touch with her inner Angela Davis, even better has been watching their diversity house pets turning on them.
Madison police need to get proactive on this movement to eliminate their department. I suggest that they establish and publicize their own “no-go zones”. These would be one block areas surrounding the homes of the mayor, most of the alders, the BLM and Freedom Inc. leaders, and lets throw in the school board members for good measure. Whenever the cops get a call from those blocks, they would just ignore them. Too bad So sad for the neighbors, but that’s the price they would pay for having the “woke” in their midst. We could even give it a cool name: redlining!