John Legend, other gate-protected celebs sign petition to ‘Defund The Police’

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A slew of pampered celebrity elites like singer John Legend and nasty woman Megan Rapinoe, neither of whose homes have yet been targeted for looting, ransacking and burning, have reportedly signed a letter calling to “defund the police.”

“John Legend, Common, the Weeknd, Lizzo, Jane Fonda, and others have signed a new open letter urging local governments to decrease police budgets in favor of spending more on health care, education, and other community programs,” Rolling Stone magazine reported Tuesday.

“Others to sign the letter include Megan Rapinoe, Yada Shahidi, and Anthony Romero, the executive director of the ACLU.”

Some of these wealthy elites have also encouraged their millions of social media followers to join this growing movement to #DefundThePolice.

Look:

The “defund the police” letter was reportedly written by Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors, an irrational “loon” who once called former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly “anti-black” for speaking some truths about black criminality and who’s repeatedly compared President Donald Trump to deceased Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler.

Not surprisingly, the letter contains many falsehoods, including this one: “Black communities are living in persistent fear of being killed by state authorities like police, immigration agents or even white vigilantes who are emboldened by state actors.”

That’s a blatant lie. Police killings of blacks are extremely rare, and when they do occur, they’re usually — but not always, as evident by the killing of George Floyd — justified.

The central claim advanced by those defending the riots is that ‘they are killing us,’ that blacks are ‘hunted’ by racist police departments and are in danger every time they leave their homes,” John Hirschauer of the National Review Institute notes.

The evidence simply doesn’t back that up. And as stores are burned and livelihoods destroyed, churches desecrated and precincts set ablaze, evidence is something we must insist on.”

Some of the evidence can be seen below:

The letter by Cullors continues by arguing that the police need to be defunded so that the “profiling, harassment, terror and killing of Black communities” can end.

“According to the Urban Institute, in 1977, state and local governments spent $60 billion on police and corrections,” it reads. “In 2017, they spent $194 billion. A 220 percent increase.”

“Despite continued profiling, harassment, terror and killing of Black communities, local and federal decision-makers continue to invest in the police, which leaves Black people vulnerable and our communities no safer.”

The publication of this letter and its endorsement by numerous high-profile figures comes as looters and rioters across the nation have used the killing of George Floyd to justify burning down businesses, looting struggling business owners and literally killing people, including blacks like David Dorn and Dave Patrick Underwood, among others.

As seen below in the responses to singer John Legend’s “defund the police” tweet, some suspect these high-profile figures would feel differently if they were forced to come face-to-face with these looters and rioters and their homes and businesses were targeted for destruction, and their family members targeted for death:

Vivek Saxena

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V. Saxena is a staff writer for BizPac Review with a decade of experience as a professional writer, and a lifetime of experience as an avid news junkie. He holds a degree in computer technology from Purdue University.
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