The call to defund police will be the undoing of the Black Lives Matter influence for now. While Black Lives Matters activists and sycophants continue to romp through America demanding that the police be defunded, 18 people, many of them black, were murdered by violent criminals.
Dozens of others were shot but survived. And this is in Chicago, a city that was experiencing fewer crimes and only 3 officer-involved shootings of unarmed black people in 2019. Did better policing have anything to do with the decrease in crime?
Shift money from law enforcement to social services, housing, mental health
BLM argues that America is inherently racist and that there are problems in America that must be changed. They have shamelessly exploited George Floyd’s murder while in police custody to reboot their organization.
Over the last week, thousands upon thousands of protestors marched and carried placards with various messages about ending police brutality and systemic racism, and BLM jumped right in to manage the protests. Claiming leadership, they won over a huge following and major corporations, associations, banks, and celebrities threw their support and their money behind BLM.
But their success has made them overestimate what Americans will tolerate to ease their guilt-ridden souls. Once in charge, BLM started calling for a “defunding of the police.” The idea seemed plausible at first. The reasoning goes: “A bad cop killed George Floyd. Other black men and women have been killed by bad cops. Therefore all cops are bad. Defund the police! Dismantle police departments!”
In fact, the city council of Minneapolis thought the argument was so good, it actually voted to disband their police force with a veto-proof supermajority. Jacob Frey, the far-left Democrat mayor of Minneapolis was booed and heckled when he opposed disbanding the police department.
Reality check: violent crime exists
But things went south quickly for BLM.
Reality is starting to set in, even for CNN anchors. While interviewing the Minneapolis City Council president, Lisa Bender, a CNN anchor, asked if the police were disbanded, whom she could call if her home was invaded? Bender replied that she asked that question from a position of privilege, knowing that the police would help her, but if she were black, calling the police could make things worse.
Privilege aside, Bender never did answer the question of who would show up and deal with the home invasion. The interview shed light on the real problem with “defund the police,” which is that we still need law enforcement for those pesky criminals that plague everyone, including the black community.
The only way that defunding the police works is in the fevered imaginations of hardcore leftists. Only by ignoring crime and twisting the data, can BLM argue that taking money from law enforcement and giving it to social services will take minority communities to the promised land.
Republicans need to press the implications of “de-funding,” “disbanding,” and “dismantling” the police
The best thing that Republicans can do right now is press the argument that defunding and disbanding police departments will disproportionately harm black and brown people. The data is on their side. If they build on that argument, BLM will be exposed for what it is: a radical and dangerous Marxist organization that doesn’t care two cents about black lives, brown lives, or white lives, but only power subsidized by US taxpayers and anyone else that can be bullied into supporting them.
No one is going into black neighborhoods in Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis, and New York to see if there is any support for defunding the police. But if BLM succeeds in defunding police in those cities with Democrats supporting them, you will see a much higher percentage of black Americans voting for law and order candidates in November.
Cagey Democrats sense danger
You can sense that the Democrats know this, too. As Nancy Pelosi and her congressional comrades in crime play-act in Kente scarves, Joe Biden was making sure his supporters knew his position on defunding the police.
He publicly opposed defunding the police (just like President Trump), saying he would rather reform police so that they can keep everyone in the community safe. Kamala Harris, when asked if she supported defunding the police, she said it depends on what defunding means. Stacey Abrams and Amy Klobuchar, both vice-president contenders declined to comment on the matter when asked.
Watch Greg Gutfeld on defunding the police: