September 28, 2020

Consequences of defunding the police emerge in NYC, Minneapolis

Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on the neck of George Floyd and did not even notice that Floyd was non-responsive. On May 25, 2020, Floyd died under Chauvin’s knee and the entire US has been convulsed by protests both violent and peaceful for four weeks since then. Black Lives Matter and others are calling for police reform, especially the defunding of police departments as a solution to officer-involved killings of black people.

Minneapolis and New York have already started implementing sweeping reforms, and the results aren’t pretty. The City Council of Minneapolis voted in a veto-proof majority to dismantle their police department. The New York City Police Department agreed to take 600 plainclothes cops off the streets. Will defunding and dismantling police departments make cities safer for black people?

Minneapolis

The far-left city government of Minneapolis may think that crime is just a social construct and social justice warriors will be a good replacement for the police, but that narrative has already fallen apart in the wake of new shootings in the city. Early Sunday morning, the Minneapolis Police Department tweeted that 12 people were shot, and one adult male died. Thankfully, there is still a police force at this time to respond to calls like this one.

New York City

The New York City Police Department has already made some extensive reforms. Approximately 600 anti-crime plainclothes officers have been reassigned to other jobs within the department. The city council just passed legislation banning chokeholds, requiring policepersons to make their badges visible at all times and to allow their interactions with the public to be recorded. The bill also requires the NYPD to report on its surveillance methods. NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio is shifting some funding away from NYPD to social services.

Even with these newest reforms in the NYPD, criminals are still committing crimes at record pace in the Big Apple. New York City has strict gun-control laws, and a license is required to have a firearm in the city, but shootings are increasing.

Very recently, in a 12 hour time period, 17 people were shot and one person was killed. More than 30 people were shot in one week and more than 90 in June. All these numbers are much higher than they were at the same time last year.

Underserved populations

Occasionally a voice of reason breaks through the obfuscating cloud of fake news and the demands to dismantle police departments. People in high crime neighborhoods in many big cities need the police to respond to their 911 calls and protect them. Some prominent black voices have diverged from the narrative and are publically condemning the idea that police departments should be defunded or dismantled.

Angela Underwood Jacobs is the sister of Patrick Underwood, a black federal law enforcement officer who was shot and killed in Oakland, California earlier in June during a violent George Floyd protest there. She commended President Trump for standing by law enforcement in these difficult times, and explained why people should honor and support them, too:

The men and women in blue that help protect and serve our communities are — they’re so necessary and we need them and we need to pay loyalty and respect to them, because they go out and put their lives on the line every single day, rain or shine. They’re there to protect and serve all of us, so honoring them is the right thing to do.

Officers like Derek Chauvin should be held accountable for their gross misconduct. But the consequences of throwing the baby out with the bathwater are already becoming terrifyingly apparent. America’s cities and towns still need the help and protection of the police, the vast majority of whom are good cops.

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13 Responses

    1. I agree totally
      They don’t love our country or honor our constitution
      Ban them from our country, they are just terrorists. If you want to destroy anything get the hell out

  1. I want to know what the BLM movement thinks about the video of the 20 year old black male nurse beating a defenseless old white man in a nursing home. While he’s beating a defenseless old white man he can be heard saying black people are meant to rule the earth! Well BLM what do you have to say? This is the peaceful part of your protests

  2. Wake up America! Do we really want to live in a socialist or communist country? If you do then there are plenty who just might enjoy having you so just move! For those of us who want a free America then we will not approve of riots looting and destruction! Can’t you people see that the Democrats are fueling this war? Are y’all so blind that you can’t see it? Wake up, people! This is the United States of America land of the free and home of the brave!

  3. Take Obama. Pelosi, Schumer, Schiff Adler, send them the bill for all this mess they are the ones who started this mess and by gosh they have to pay, one way or another, and i don’t care for any of them and iknow the feeling is the same.l

    1. Yes!!! These people do not care about Americans but their own pockets and power. I saw Obama is on time magazine today as if he was the best president. I would like to know why he gave Iran billions of our money.

  4. NOW THAT CITY MAYORS,GOVERNORS ARE BENDING OVER COWTOWING AND LETTING THE ANTIFAFAG,BLM AND A CACOPHONY OF OTHER “PROTESTERS” SHOVE THE “RULE OF LAW”UP THEIR COLLECTIVE ASSES, CRIME IS ON THE RISE,IMAGINE THAT! WHERE ARE THE “MORE GENTLE,COMPASSIONATE& SENSITIVE” CITY PATROLS ? THE ONES THAT ARE SUPPOSE TO BE ABLE TO TALK WITH UNDERSTANDING & COMPASSION TO THE RIOTERS,LOOTERS,BURNERS,MURDERERS,RAPIST? WOULD THEY,UNARMED,HAVE BEEN ABLE TO PREVENT,THE BURNINGS,LOOTING,RAPES ,THE MORE THAN 60 SHOOTINGS THIS WEEK ALONE? ANSWER IS : NO THEY WOULDN’T HAVE. THEY’D BE DEAD JUST LIKE THE REST OF THE UNARMED,OR ARMED THAT WERE SHOT & KILLED. THE LIBERAL PIPE DREAM OF NO POLICE FORCES,IS CLEARLY A VASELINE COATED PIPE DREAM! THEIR NO POLICE AGENDA IS EVEDENT EVERY DAY ON NATIONAL NEWS…WITH OUT THE PROTECTION OF A UNIFIED POLICE FORCE ANARCHY & TERRORISM BECOME THE RULE OF LAW, WHICH MEANS THERE IS NO LAW. DEMOCRACT POLITICIANS NEED TO STOP WORRING ABOUT PANDERING TO GET REELECTED AND DO WHAT THEY WERE HIRED TO DO, PROTECT AMERICA FROM BOTH FOREIGN & DOMESTIC ANARCHISTS,& TERRORISTS THREATS. THE DEMOCRAT LACK OF CONTROL,SELF POLICING POLICIES ARE AN ABYSMAL FAILURE , AMERICA & AMERICANS ARE SUFFERING. STOP THINKING ABOUT YOUR SELVES AND START THINKING ABOUT THE ONE THAT HIRED YOU.

  5. SOME PEOPLE HAS LOST THEIR MINDS,AND CATERING TO THESE TERRORIST THAT ARE DESTORYING OUR COUNTRY,HAS TO STOP.AND IF THEY DON’T GET THEIR ACT TOGETHER AND SOON,THEY CAN SUFFER,NOT THE TRUE LOVING AMERICANS.CAN I ASK FOR EVER ONE AT 5PM TODAY,YOUR TIME,TO SAY A PRAYER FOR OUR COUNTRY…..?

  6. Russ Remmert,
    According to the Sharia law (the religion of peace???):
    • A man can marry an infant girl and consummate the marriage when she is 9 years old.
    • Girls’ clitoris should be cut (Muhammad’s words, Book 41, Kitab Al-Adab, Hadith 5251).
    • Theft is punishable by amputation of the hands (Quran 5:38).
    • Criticizing or denying any part of the Quran is punishable by death.
    • Criticizing Muhammad or denying that he is a prophet is punishable by death.
    • Criticizing or denying Allah is punishable by death (see Allah moon god).
    • A Muslim who becomes a non-Muslim is punishable by death (See Compulsion).
    • A non-Muslim who leads a Muslim away from Islam is punishable by death.
    • A non-Muslim man who marries a Muslim woman is punishable by death.
    • A woman or girl who has been raped cannot testify in court against her rapist(s).
    • Testimonies of 4 male witnesses are required to prove rape of a female (Quran 24:13).
    • A woman or girl who alleges rape without producing 4 male witnesses is guilty of adultery.
    • A woman or girl found guilty of adultery is punishable by death (see “Islamophobia”).
    • A male convicted of rape can have his conviction dismissed by marrying his victim.
    • Muslim men have sexual rights to any woman/girl not wearing the Hijab (see Taharrush).
    • A woman can have 1 husband, who can have up to 4 wives; Muhammad can have more.
    • A man can beat his wife for insubordination (see Quran 4:34 and Religion of Peace).
    • A man can unilaterally divorce his wife; a wife needs her husband’s consent to divorce.
    • A divorced wife loses custody of all children over 6 years of age or when they exceed it.
    • A woman’s testimony in court, allowed in property cases, carries ½ the weight of a man’s.
    • A female heir inherits half of what a male heir inherits (see Mathematics in Quran).
    • A woman cannot speak alone to a man who is not her husband or relative.
    • Meat to eat must come from animals that have been sacrificed to Allah – i.e., be “Halal.”
    • Muslims should engage in Taqiyya and lie to non-Muslims to advance Islam.

  7. WE NEED TO TAKE AWAY ALL THE DEMONRATS POWER BY VOTING ALL THEM OUT OF OFFICE IN NOV. AND ENACTING TERM LIMITS,GET RID OF ALL THE BRONTOSAURASES, REELECT DJT,THE GREATEST PRES EVER.DESTROY ALL THE PC BS.

  8. Outstanding comments by the sister of a BLACK Federal Police Officer because this is exactly what we do. We work EVERY Holiday and the divorce rate among Police Officers is VERY high simply because we are not around when we should be including our family’s Birthday, anniversies and other important dates. I know, I got divorced myself while an Officer. now that I am retired I am celebrating my 35th anniversary and also my 35th year of retirement. Yes I retired early but it was not my choice, I was badly injured while on duty and permanantly disabled and in daily pain, but I am able to be home with my loved ones now.

  9. A lot of polls ask the question “does president Trump deserve another 4 years?” Wrong question, it should be does America need another 4 years of Trump? For me that is a resounding YES.

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