September 29, 2020

Polls overwhelmingly confirm that Americans do not want to ‘defund the police’

The far-left has presented the argument to defund the police as the only right opinion, one that any reasonable American must be on board with in order to promote justice and peace.

However, Americans are simply not jumping on board with the proposals. Recent polls show that the vast majority of Americans are resistant to the idea. According to a new ABC News/Ipsos poll, almost two-thirds of Americans have said they do not support defunding law enforcement.

Even the feel-good proposal of redirecting funds from police forces isn’t taking off with Americans, with 60 percent of respondents indicating that they do not support redistributing police funds to public health and social programs.

While Democrats and Republicans were predictably split along ideological lines in the poll, the Washington Examiner noted that independent voters appeared to side with the GOP’s resistance to the radical proposals. “The majority of independents, with 67%, oppose defunding the police and 59% are against redistributing money from police departments to other social programs,” the Examiner noted.

Democrat lawmakers are walking the tightrope between appeasing far-left activists that have made their goal of ultimately abolishing the police clear, and their voter base that does not want less policing in American streets.

House Majority Whipย Jim Clyburn (D-SC) said that Democrat law enforcement reform proposals will take “hard look at our practices and have reforms where we need them,” but said that “we need the police. We want the police. They have a role to play. Let’s not get so carried away that we allow sloganeering to hijack this movement.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) echoed Clyburn’s comments, punting efforts to defund or abolish the police to lawmakers at a local level. “What it means is, let us take the resources that we have, let us spend it in a way that gives the most protection to the American people, protection for their safety, protection for their rights,” she said on Monday.

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68 Responses

    1. Yes let’s defund the Nazi dumocrats. If anyone group of individuals needs to be defunded it is them with their crazy unamerican ideas.

    2. I could care less if demoncrat cities defund their police. They deserve what they end up with. MORE CRIME AND VIOLENCE!

    3. we need the police and cannot stand as a country of millions of people, we cannot survive with the Police Force.

  1. the assets of antifa and BLM needs to be frozen and confiscated and plastered to the whole the people who is supporting this movement. . They dont deserve the publicity they are getting and is is ridiculous and despicable. It is a slap in the face of the rest of the american people. I should say ALL LIVES MATTER NOT JUST THE BLACK PEOPLE. I love this country for what opportunity they have given us and I am not about to deny it. This country will never be a socialist or communist country.

  2. The left will do whatever it takes to accomplish its take over of the US…they will NOT use any money to help who or what needs helping. These idiots are doing all in their power to destroy what America is and has always has been…..a free, honest and caring nation. Once the left OWNS it, there will be no help, no caring, no protection. They have no love or care about blacks, the poor, the ill, etc. They care about NOTHING except the POWER and the MONEY will gain regardless of the fact that that money will come from people who do not give it…..it will be STOLEN if necessary. The left does not consist of actual true humans. It consists of liars and thieves, nothing more, nothing less. If any of them should claim they are not like that, LET’S HEAR IT.

    1. The SCDEMS-SOCIALIST COMMUNIST DEMORATS have been this corrupt for the last 30 to 40 years. Ever since Saul Lewinsky and his trained menon-Hiliary Clinton we have seen a systematic form of corruption over the demorats. They are not just corrupt but enemies of the USA. They are supporters of the enemies of the US people and the US Constitution; and now President Trump.

  3. What the REGRESSIVE DEMOCRAT IDIOTS really want to do taking a lead from DING BAT Pelosi is to ELIMINATE ANY GUNS in CITIZEN HANDS and POLICE forces so that ONLY THEIR AINTIFA BASTRDS can carry guns along with the FAUX “Peaceful” BLM THUGS that BURN and LOOT >>>>AND>>>TOTALITARIANS LIKE THIS IDIOT can RULE FOREVER>>>

  4. defund the police, why do they need military equipment to deal with American people ??????? Do they think they are at war with us, something must be done asap, IF NOT, MORE PEOPLE NEED TO TAKE TO THE STREET, I have seen three cops jump on one guy, punch him in head , he got up bleeding they cuffed him and took him to jail, another was taised 8 or 9 times, he died a month later. nothing was done

    1. If Charles is so knowledgeable, brave and upstanding and wanting to reform the police then why has he not joined the police and help create reform from inside like all brave people do? It is because he is nothing but a keyboard warrior. He does not have to perform or be measured under a microscope. Perhaps Charles can be educated just a tiny bit by spending 2 minutes watching this video from 2013.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUUZ2fKVqcs

    2. You are a complete moron. When the animals like we are witnessing at this time, so their violence, then the quasi military is very much needed. I think there needs to be more water cannons, rubber bullets, bean bags, pepper spray and mace to control the animals. And maybe include dart guns with hypo’s to tranquilize their ignorant bodies.

  5. No to defunding Police. Turn the radicals loose to do whatever they want. I think not . Stand behind the police… they have a thankless job. But we need them . They only thing that should be defunded are the DEMOCRATS.

  6. I honestly believe that this idea of defunding police departments is one of the most idiotic things I have ever seen or herd in my life. One thing I would really like to make clear. These mayors and governors of these cities need to listen up. THE CITY MONEY AND THE STATE MONEY ISNโ€™T YOUR MONEY TO DO WITH WHAT EVER YOU WANT TO. THESE FUNDS BELONG TO THE PEOPLE AND THEY MAKE THE DECISIONS ON HOW THE MONEY IS SPENT. You as a political person has no right just to do what ever you want to. I hope everyone of you that pull this kind of stuff get recalled or voted out of office. SHAME ON ALL OF YOU THAT ARE TRYING TO DEFUND OUR POLICE DEPARTMENTS. One other thing before I quit. With this kind of thinking you democrats can forget about trying to get more gun legislation because no person in their right mind would give up their weapons with this kind of thinking. GOD PLEASE LORD PLEASE HELP US GOD IT SEEMS EVERY ONE HAS LOST THEIR MINDS. GOD BLESS AMERICA AND GOD BLESS OUR PRESIDENT AND GOD HELP US ALL AMEN.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ

      1. No! Do not defund the Police! We have a right to have the police dept to protect the American People! Defund all the taxpayers money for security for congress and the senate and Ex Presidents let them pay for their own security!

  7. It would be ignorant and extremely irresponsible to defund the police or any other law enforcement entity. Can you even begin to imagine what the riots would have done without any police presence? Law enforcement does not have enough funding as it is with many jurisdictions unable to fill positions and now many officers across the nation seriously considering leaving law enforcement or resigning in cities like New York, Minneapolis, etc. because their lives are now in greater danger than ever before every time they hit the streets knowing that they have no backing from the local government, the Governor, or other departments. I would certainly leave and go to small town USA or a state where law enforcement is supported if I was a Cop! Departments need increased funding so that they can purchase more updated equipment, hire more officers as cities and counties continue to grow, and for more training including the touchy-feely training that is currently being pushed. Every weekend there are huge murder counts in Chicago, primarily Black on Black, so can you even begin to imagine what it would be like if the existing force was decreased due to lack of funding? And who is going to respond to your emergency if you call 911? What will be the wait time ? Will you or a loved one be dead long before they get there when they get there? If you are not living in a wealthy neighborhood and/or not a politician, you might be waiting hours or even a day before someone is able to respond. And then try to even imagine the increase in crime…all you have to do is look at the joke of no bail where someone is arrested, released without bail, and arrested again in a continuing cycle through a revolving door. My mind is boggled just trying to think what things would be like.

  8. Every organization, from the family unit to the largest business and corporation, including all levels of government must have order, freedom and protection. Freedom itself contains personal choices – speech, movement, work, and assembly. When order, freedom and protection are infringed, there must be some authority – government, police, judges and courts to correct the potential infringement and decide what penalties may be necessary. The two words Law and order go together – laws and regulations are put in place, order is established by them, then the authorities maintain the order through enforcement of said laws and regulations. I know of no other way to enforce law and order than through police. Man, without God is evil and is bent to sin without God’s Holy Spirit in his life. Law and order is established in God’s Word, the Bible. Today’s problems are the result of man’s lack of relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.

    1. I’ve been an agnostic atheist my whole life, never been to church, never read the bible. I’m not evil, I have strong morals and live by the golden rule, tread others as I wish to be treated myself. If god does that for you then that’s great, I’m not trying to take anyone’s faith, only saying that many are able to be good people without religion and there are many terrible people who are or claim to be religious.

  9. If you defund the police, then we the people will have to protect ourselves and I don’t think you want that to happen.

  10. I think all this the defending of our police is absolutely nuts!…what we see going on here is an absolute coupe against our democracy led the rioters, mobs, and thugs. And disguised by the far left!!…all these far left Democrats are just trying to tear down America and bring in socialism..in disguise!! ..they will pay for their attempt of this kind of coupe!!…even the polls show majority of Americans dispise all this!!

  11. I agree ๐Ÿ’ฏ %, this is exactly how Hitler took power over Germany! The Nazi Party first took away all citizens firearms, then, Hitler dissolve every branch of law Enforcement, 3rd, He establishes his own private Law Enforcement โ€œStormtroopersโ€ just like ANTIFA or BLM in the Democratic Party USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

  12. I agree that defunding the police is beyond ridiculous. But I also heard today that truckers will not deliver to cities with a defunded police department. See, we the people have the power. Letโ€™s see how Minneapolis, who has defunded their police department, do with no one to deliver all the basics of life. Rev those pickups and go get them. At what price? And the danger of being killed because you have a load of something someone else wants. Good move there.

  13. It is time to defund all Communists and Nazis in America. That is what makes up the Democrat Party of traitors. Take the money away from the Democrats and watch America being made Great Again.

  14. There is no way a sane individual will buy into the bull Schiff being used by the lying leftists who seek collectivism instead of the individual rights guaranteed by the Constitution and Bill of Rights. This whole thing has been a manipulation as the left seeks to entice hatred against President Donald John Trump to surface. Four years of Mocking Bird Media rhetoric would have forced a weaker President to surrender control over human rights to those who seek to supplant a free America using a Communist global government led by the United Nations and sister agencies like World Health, World Trade, World Bank and the rest. The Rothschild’s who took over the Democrat party ownership at the end of the civil war in 1865 created a satanic cult known as the Fabian Society in 1868 and proceeded to lay claim to 85 of the world’s national banking entities like the Federal Reserve, the Bank of Canada and 83 more as of 2016. This has been a threat against liberty and justice for all.

  15. The SCDEMS-SOCIALIST COMMUNIST DEMORATS have been this corrupt for the last 30 to 40 years. Ever since Saul Lewinsky and his trained menon-Hiliary Clinton we have seen a systematic form of corruption over the demorats. They are not just corrupt but enemies of the USA. They are supporters of the enemies of the US people and the US Constitution; and now President Trump.

  16. Reform is needed only for better training in stopping people from resisting arrest, and lethal force.

  17. School reform would be useful. There should be a mandated serious law and order program started on the first day of grade school, then continue through the grades till graduation. Furthermore, kids will have to have passing grades to get a drivers License, or graduate from school at all levels. The law and common basic courtesy needs to be drilled into peoples brain. How is it that so many, many people seem to think our laws don’t apply to them? And why do we require the police to stand there and take civil disobedience, fighting and verbal abuse? Even if you don’t like the man or woman behind the badge, you should be able to respect their work and the fact that they put their lives on the line every time they go to work. Maybe you can live without the law, but trust me, your life will be a lot shorter and scarier!

  18. I do think that brutal force as they did Floyd was wrong but to make Floyd a martyr is so wrong. He had a rap sheet a mile long. What he did to the pregnant woman putting a gun to her belly is beyond wrong. The police are here to protect us, the citizens. They do so much good, helped feed so many people during this pandemic, given toys to children and so much more. We need them to protect us and they deserve our respect. Few people know that right now the elderly in Nursing facilities are dying from isolation. They have been in their own little spaces not able to see their family and friends, eat in their rooms alone. This is a very sad time. I am praying for Trump and 2020 win.

  19. Defund the Law Enforcement is the stupidest idea that ANYONE has ever come up with and what is worse is that so many people are taking up that idea!

  20. No to defunding the police, make changes as to training police, no choke-hold, etc. without police there will be mayhem. Weed out bad cops, make sure Police have their body cameraโ€™s on at all times.

  21. If Floyd and Brooks wouldn’t have resisted arrest and obeyed the law, they’d be alive today…..just sayin.

  22. Floyd didn’t die from asphyxiation like they first said. He died from a heart attack due to coronavirus and meth. But they’ll hang the white cop because they’re scared of the Black race….just sayin.

  23. Black lives matter?? What about white lives? Brown lives? Red lives? Yellow lives? All lives?? There’s more white people killed by police every year than all other races combined……but you don’t hear about that,do you? Just sayin.

    1. Black lives only matter when a white police officer is involved. When they’re killed by other blacks all you hear are crickets.

  24. I am NOT in favor of defunding our Police Departments. It makes no common sense. It will promote chaos, crime, death, and more Bad people. Our country needs Americans to stand up for our freedoms and keep our constitutions rights, not let Anyone take them away!!!

  25. We need a well armed, well trained Vigilante Justice group, and/or Militia as a safety net behind the police. Neither group should be answerable to the local politicians.

  26. I’ve been a democrat my whole life and I think these calls to defund the police are the most idiotic thing ever. While I’d love to see universal health care and I support a robust safety net I simply cannot get on board with this, we need the police now more than ever. The democratic party has by pandering to the radical left made the same mistake the republican party did in the 80s when it started pandering to the evangelical far right, it has created a monster it can’t control.

    We should fully fund the police, hire the best officers available and give them the best training and equipment money can buy. Then the community needs to give them the support and respect they need to do their jobs.

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