One of the indisputable things learned from the 2020 election, other than the fact that Big Tech will not allow any inkling of thought about the process being suspect, is that the Defund the Police campaign was a real loser for the Democratic Party.
Of course, that did not deter extreme zealots in the party to once again call for doing away with policing in the aftermath of the apparently accidental shooting death of Daunte Wright, in Brooklyn Park, Minn.
A call that was quickly rejected by a number of prominent members of the party.
Radical Democrats like U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., were quick to inject a racial component to the shooting to further divide America and solidify their base of power, despite there being no evidence to suggest that race was a factor.
“It wasn’t an accident,” Tlaib tweeted. “Policing in our country is inherently & intentionally racist. Daunte Wright was met with aggression & violence. I am done with those who condone government-funded murder. No more policing, incarceration, and militarization. It can’t be reformed.”
Yes, a sitting member of Congress is calling for police to be abolished, no prisons and no military.
Not to be outdone, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., widely seen as the leader of the “Squad,” took to Twitter to also insist Wright’s death was not an accident — the officer involved appeared to pull her service weapon, thinking it was her Taser — and to reiterate that the “reform” is not the answer.
Cameras, chokehold bans, “retraining” funds, and similar reform measures do not ultimately solve what is a systemic problem.
That system will find a way – killings happen on camera, people are killed in other ways, retraining grows $ while often substituting for deeper measures.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 13, 2021
U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-N.J., a fellow “Squad” member, compared the police to “slave patrols” in responding to a reporter regurgitating an unsubstantiated rumor that Wright was pulled over for an air freshener: “From slave patrols to traffic stops. We can’t reform this,” she tweeted.
And we wonder why impressionable, yet poorly informed young people turn out in the streets to destroy our cities? It ain’t rocket science, folks.
The Biden White House wanted no part of the madness. When asked about Tlaib’s tweet, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that it was “not the president’s view.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., also distanced herself from the position — while using Wright’s death to toot her own horn.
“As I painfully watched the trial of Derek Chauvin during Holy Week, I was grateful that the House had already passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act,” Pelosi said in a statement. “This is all the more sad with the tragic killing of Daunte Wright this week.”
“Our legislation provides a solution to systemic racism and does not paint all law enforcement with the same brush,” she added.
Ever fearful of a primary challenge from the left, perhaps even from Ocasio-Cortez, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., tried to walk the line, disagreeing while not voicing disagreement.
“Look, we all know we have to root out systemic bias in law enforcement and we feel the best way to do that is the Justice in Policing Act,” Schumer said.
House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn went even further than the others, stressing on Tuesday that the country has “got to have police officers.”
“This is not about policing. This is not about training. This is about recruiting. Who are we recruiting to be police officers? That to me is where the focus has got to go. We’ve got to have police officers,” Clyburn said during an appearance on CNN.
He stopped short of criticizing Tlaib for the insanity of wanting to abolish police — this coming from the very same people who want to disarm America.
“I think she’s expressing her frustrations and what she hears from her constituents,” Clyburn said. “And I can understand that.”
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