A longtime black community activist has a suggestion for those who are now loudly calling to defund and dismantle police departments in wake of widespread George Floyd and Black Lives Matter protests.
Experiment first in their own zip code.
“The media really hypes what a minority of black elites advocate,” black empowerment activist Robert Woodson recently told Just the News. “I never believed that upper-income blacks who live in gated communities and send their kids to private schools presume to be speaking for low-income blacks in public housing, who rely on the police.”
Those elites who want to defund the police “should demonstrate by example by getting together and offering zip codes and then declaring themselves a police-free zone,” he declared. “And then watch how all the criminals will line up to go there.”
Across the nation, Democrat-run cities where much of the violence, looting, and rioting has occurred in tandem with legitimately peaceful protests following the death of Floyd are floating the idea of cutting funding to police departments.
In Minneapolis, where now-fired and charged police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on Floyd’s neck for nearly 10 minutes, resulting in the suspect’s death, the City Council announced it would be voting to disband the city’s police force altogether.
Far-left congresswoman and “Squad” member Ilhan Omar (D-MN), whose district includes parts of Minneapolis, has thrown her support behind this move.
The Minneapolis Police Department has proven themselves beyond reform.
It’s time to disband them and reimagine public safety in Minneapolis.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) June 5, 2020
“The Minneapolis Police Department has proven themselves beyond reform,” the notoriously provocative congresswoman wrote on Twitter last week. “It’s time to disband them and reimagine public safety in Minneapolis.”
Advocating for such a radical position at a time when her city was literally in flames and rubble is beyond concerning.
Looks like Syria or Iraq but this is the #USA city #Minneapolis after riots. Looking like a war affected city.#USRiots2020 #trump #BLACK_LIVES_MATTER#USprotests #usracing#غادة_عويس #COVID__19#coronavirus #SheikhRasheed #USAProtest #GeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/Zm03KixcWa
— New Horizon (@NewHorizonvideo) June 9, 2020
If this is what happens in cities with police departments, what can we imagine would happen if the police were disbanded?
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