The “Defund the Police” movement has been gaining steam on social media. Notable Democrats and even Hillary Clinton’s former press secretary got in on promoting the movement:
The Minneapolis City Council is all for it, and Hollywood celebrities are also pushing for a ban on law enforcement.
It’s hard to believe, but with the move in Blue states to a “light touch” on criminals and now the George Floyd case, it’s believable. That “soft touch” didn’t work out very well for Democrats during the riots, but the left still wants the cops gone. Even though about 10k people have been arrested across the country during the riots, many of those have been released with no bail due to the “light touch” on enforcement.
Hollywood leftists have been outspoken on the movement by signing a “Defund the Police” letter:
John Legend, Megan Rapinoe, Other Celebrities Sign ‘Defund The Police’ Letter https://t.co/EGquugoqsO
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 3, 2020
After Hillary Clinton’s former press secretary tweeted out about the movement today, he’s been slammed on social media:
The movement is getting pushback from notable people. James Woods advised the “Defund the Police” supporters to opt-out of protection from the police:
Why don’t you folks who want to “defund the police” simply “opt out” from police protection? You could all send notarized letters to your local departments that you no longer wish to participate. Police costs would be less. Taxpayers would save money. Win/win for everybody! #Fool https://t.co/e3iXqHFs0I
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) June 4, 2020
Senator Ted Cruz:
Hillary’s press secretary makes the 2020 Dem agenda clear:
“Defund the police.”
Take your guns.
Cheer on the rioters & looters who burn your city.
It’s like Mad Max at Thunderdome, brought home to America. https://t.co/mlVZWI2Pf1
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) June 4, 2020
Now we have a move by Black Lives Matter to have “peace officers” running around enforcing against the police. A spokesperson for the effort described their purpose:
“We pattern ourselves after the Black Panthers, after the Nation of Islam, we believe that we need an arm to defend ourselves, We will build and train peace officers to keep the peace in our communities, to defend our communities, to keep our communities safe.”
One like Black Panthers, Nation of Islam, and the other our police force. Frightening.
PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS IT RIGHT: