Who Wants to Defund The Police? Whose Idea Is It?

“It’s Republicans who have advocated defunding the police by not supporting the $1.9 trillion spending package passed by Democrats and signed by the president back in March” Jen Psaki White House Press Secretary

“The White House’s attempt to turn the issue around on Republicans comes in the context of rising violent crime rates in cities across the country. In Minneapolis, where George Floyd’s death de facto began the defund the police movement … “https://www.national review.com/who-wants-to-defund-thepolice/

WHERE DID THE IDEA ORIGINATE OF DEFUNDING THE POLICE?

According to DSA (Democratic Socialists of America) web page in an article titled ‘Abolish Police and Prisons July 24, 2017, it is stated:

“As DSA grows and takes up more ambitious campaigns, we will confront state repression in entirely new ways. Prisons, the police, and a growing array of semi-private security contractors are all repressive forces. They are clear existential threats to any movement for socialism and justice.”

“Within days of taking office, Donald Trump declared “this will be a law and order presidency. In the same statement, President Trump made a direct threat against Black Lives Matter, saying, “The dangerous anti-police atmosphere in America is wrong. The Trump Administration will end it.”

Therefore, the idea of defunding the police is Democratic in nature !

EVIDENCE OF DEMOCRATS WHO HAVE CALLED FOR FUNDING TO BE STRIPPED FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT LEADING UP TO THE PASSAGE OF THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN

Vice President Kamala Harris:

June 2020: “We really do get to a point where we agree that the status quo way of thinking about achieving safety is really wrong when it assumes that the best way to achieve more safety is to put more police on the streets. It’s just wrong … Right now what we’re seeing in America is many cities spend over 1/3 of their entire city budget on policing. But meanwhile we’ve been defunding public schools for years in America. We’ve got to re-examine what we’re doing with Americans’ taxpayer dollars, and ask the question … are we getting the right return on our investments. Are we actually creating healthy and safe communities?”

Rep. Ilhan Omar

June 2020: “The ‘defund the police’movement, is one of reimagining the current police system to build an entity that does not violate us, while relocating funds to invest in community services. Let’s be clear, the people who now oppose this, have always opposed calls for systematic change.”

Rep. Rashida Tiaib

April 2021: “It wasn’t an accident. Policing in our country is inherently and intentionally racist. Duante Wright was met with aggression and violence. I am done with those who condone government funded murder. No more policing, incarceration, and militazization. It can’t be reformed.”

Rep Ayanna Pressley

April 2021:

“Defunding police means defunding police. It does not mean budget tricks or funny math. It does not mean moving school police officers from the NYPD budget in the Department of Education’s budget so the exact same police remain in schools.

Rep. Cori Bush

November 2020 “So yes, defund your butts. Defund you”

Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta

June 2020: While front-end system changes are important, it is also critical for state and local leaders to heed calls from Black Lives Matter and Movement for Black Lives activists to heed calls from ‘Black Lives Matter’ and ‘Movements for Black Lives activists to decrease police budgets and the scope, role , and responsibility of police in our lives. While many of these changes must be centered at the state and local levels, success will require the leadership, support, and commitment of the federal government, including Congress. Every year, Congress provides millions of dollars to law enforcement agencies through federal grant programs to support police. This moment requires Congres to conduct oversight and reexamine how those funding streams are supporting discriminatory policing practices and eroding community trust.

Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh

June 2020: Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has submitted a revised budget for the 2021 fiscal year in which he calls for diverting some police overtime funds to support police reforms and bolster social services … the new budget involves reallocating 20, or $12 million of the Boston Police Department’s overtime budget to invest in equity and inclusim after Walsh on Friday declared racism a public health crisis.

President Joe Biden

July 2020: Question: “Do we agree that we can redirect some of the funding?

From: ‘Who Wants to Defund the Police? Isaac Schorr June 29, 2021 https:www.nationalreview.com/news//who-wants-to-defund-the-police/

Within days of taking office, Donald Trump declared “this will be a law and order administration. In the same statement, President Trump made a direct threat against Black Lives Matter, saying, “The dangerous anti-police atmosphere in America is wrong. The Trump Administration will end it.” https://medium.com/@DSA_Praxis/abolish-police-and-prisons-fa263c44b3cb

The idea of defunding the police did not come from Donald Trump who wanted a “law and order” administration” It seems to have originated from The Democratic Socialists of America and filtered down to the Democratic Representatives and Congressmen.

What a terrible idea! Imagine our country without police! Over the past few days there has been whisperings in the logia of Capitol Police branching out to Florida and California with offices planned in other states. Is the plan to replace local police with Capitol police? Anything is possible in this climate in America where a policeman goes out the door to work, bids goodbye to his wife and children and doesn’t know if he will get home again ….

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