Just two weeks ago, the concept of defunding the police was nearly unheard of, but now, high-level politicians across the nation are suddenly jumping on board with the ludicrous petition.
Attorney General Bill Barr shut down calls for crippling law enforcement in a Monday appearance on Fox News, saying that defunding the police is “the exact opposite of the way we should go.”
Barr began by acknowledging that “I understand, given the history of racial injustice in this country, why the African American community, or at least some of it, would view the ghastly events in Minneapolis as manifestations of institutional racism in police departments.”
But I think, in fact, over the past 50 or 60 years, we’ve had a lot of reform of police departments. I was attorney general 30 years ago, and I can tell you, there’s a world of difference. Today, the police chiefs, the rank and file officers, understand the need for change, and there has been great change. And I think defunding the police, holding the entire police structure responsible for the actions of certain officers is wrong. And I think it’s dangerous to demonize police.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), always doing her best to promote the furthest-left platform possible, called on the nation’s lawmakers to “ask yourself what are you willing to sacrifice to make sure that over-funded police departments are defunded?”
Barr pointed out that acting on far-left calls to disband and defund law-enforcement will only lead to “increasing chaos.”
The Attorney General warned that “every organization has individuals who engage in misconduct, and we have to be very careful before we say the whole organization is rotten,” continuing that there’s a “general agreement among police agencies that we need clearer standards.”
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