‘People WILL die’: Bongino issues dire warning on catastrophic consequences of dismantling police departments


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Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino slammed calls to defund police departments as an “abomination” that will ultimately cost “real lives.”

The conservative radio host and former New York City Police Department officer warned Monday about the “catastrophic” policy shift being advocated in many U.S. cities amid the fallout from the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week.

(Source: Fox News)

Bongino warned on “Fox & Friends” on Monday that the move would be “the single most catastrophic deadly public policy decision we have seen in the modern history of the United States,” reacting to calls from across the country to weaken or “dismantle” law enforcement.

“Make absolutely no mistake about it: People will die,” the Fox News contributor warned. “Real people, not Hollywood nonsense, not movie types, real people, kids, teenagers and adults will die.”

His dire predictions came amid reports that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced he would move to divert funding away from the city’s police department and to social services instead. In Minnesota, a majority of the Minneapolis City Council announced Sunday that they would be supporting and moving ahead with removing the existing police department and replacing it with some sort of community-oriented model for public safety.

“What kind of a message do you think this sends to a murderer or a terrorist or a gang member or a drug dealer slinging crack on the corner of a neighborhood?” a justifiably angry Bongino asked.

“Now that the police are gone, do you think they’re going to go to the local social worker?” he continued, presenting the sure-to-fail scenario of community care workers filling the void when there are no police.

While social workers “do great work,” Bongino explained, “they are not entirely, completely 1,000 percent unprepared to go face to face with a murderer or a terrorist and try to use Maslow’s hierarchy of needs to talk them out of killing people.”

“This is complete insanity,” he added, citing the “exact opposite” policy by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

“I lived through the exact opposite with Rudy Giuliani when he bumped up the police force and said we’re going to take care of every low-level crime and cut off the high-level crime,” Bongino said. “This is the exact opposite and, I assure you, chaos will result.”

But the left is vehemently advocating the defunding of law enforcement, even as North Hollywood residents were dealing with the reality of an active shooter Sunday night.

A police officer was injured and a suspect was in custody, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Social media posts on the unfolding events updated when the suspect was arrested.

But some Twitter users were angry at the way the suspect was treated and the fact that SWAT teams were even in the area to end the standoff.

Bongino pointed out the illogical stereotyping by liberals as they target the police.

“By trying to face down racial inequality and stereotyping, you’re stereotyping the cops?” he said. “There was no disconnect in the American people about what happened to George Floyd. None. Why are you stoking division by now firing back and attacking all cops?”

He condemned the left’s talking points in the push to dismantle and remove law enforcement, reminding them that “the system you’re talking about is run by Democrats and liberals.”

Meanwhile, Twitter users reacted to the left’s meltdown over the active shooter in North Hollywood.


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