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Celebrities Call To “Defund The Police”


Celebrities are jumping on the bandwagon of attacking the police across the country. They’re endorsing the idea of “defunding the police departments“.

Singers John Legend and Lizzo, and actresses Natalie Portman and Taraji P. Henson are among the Hollywood celebrities who’ve signed a letter pushing the defunding all police departments in the wake of the police involved death of Minneapolis man George Floyd.

The say the money spent on police would be better served if spent on ‘building healthy communities’.

Should we be taking revolutionary advice from singers like Lizzo and John Legend?

The letter was initiated by Movement 4 Black Lives and speaks of white vigilantes and police instilling fear into the black communities.

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. According to the Urban Institute, in 1977, state and local governments spent $60 billion on police and corrections. 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.

Many would agree that reforms would help police-community relations but the fear is that the recent riots will do the exact opposite of what their intentions are and support the idea that the police need to be even more militarized in order to deal with situations like this, should they happen again.

In fact, every institution should be constantly looking at ways to improve their performance and efficiency. The police are no exception but they are indeed necessary to maintain peace and order.

Defunding the police would lead to devastating results in every community.

Reforming the way the police operate?

I think even most police officers would support that discussion.

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18 thoughts on “Celebrities Call To “Defund The Police””

  1. Defunding and ending police departments, will Jews ever find protection, who will protect me as a Jew, I remember as all Jews should, John Vliet Lindsay.

  2. And what happens when the police are called upon to solve crimes, protect citizens & those celebrities calling for defunding. Surely this will result in the very situations trying to be avoided. Foolish!!!

  3. Who will they call when they are in an accident or someone is breaking into their mansions and jacking their cars? Oh yes, they can afford private security but what about the rest of us?

  4. When is the black minority community going to admit their role in this problem? If they would teach their children not to rob rape
    Shoot and respect the rights of others. Only then can real change occur.
    The same goes for the White community!

    The POLICE are only responding to abuse they have received over the last 100 years.
    Reap what you sow.!!!!

    Now let’s move forward on all-sided and make the right changes for the good
    OF AL????

  5. Funny celebrities are pushing this agenda because they can afford to have armed security 24-7 because they are rich!!!!

  6. Celebratiies should stick to what they do best, acting. Stay out of government business, which most of them know nothing about. All they are doing is stirring up riots and trouble. Get off of your soap box and do something constructive. Join hands with the good men and women in blue and try and stop all of the violence in instead of insisting riots and violance.

  7. Look who is inditing this crap! Micheloe. BHO is going to be tried for treason for a reason1 He is behind most of this as direfted by George Soros! We need to imprison George Soros and then BHO and his whol cadre of criminals! The3n, we need to GUT BLM of all the Islamic Extremists who are committing collusion and se4dition against the United States of America, These orgaizations are fundd by the guy who said Donald Trump will “dusaoear” by 2020 and whose life purpose was to elminate America! We need to get this criminal off the streets and his minions like BHO too!

  8. Black communities are not safer because of white people or the police. Yes, there are white on black crimes sometimes but there are black on black and black on white crime as well. Should the police continue to commit manpower to drug abuse ? We have not been able to do much on the war on drugs. The community needs to be open to the idea of inviting the police into their community so they have a better feeling working with community members. When citizens protest in a orderly manner that means they will obey what the police are asking them to do. That does not mean to leave a area that wasn’t permitted for the protest. Any violence by any protester or citizen should face whatever means it takes for the police to gain control. that should use pepper spray or knee nockers as a way to control crowds or individuals who wont cooperate. Most police would love the opportunity to work with the neighborhood to help patrol and protect that neighborhood it only makes it easier to identify individuals who either do not belong or people who distribute drugs or commit crime against citizens or property.

  9. Well, as they say “every state is a laboratory for democracy” so any state that wants to defund their police departments should do it and we’ll all send observers to see how this experiment works. Oh, don’t worry about the police being without jobs — I am quite sure that they will easily find jobs protecting the state and county lines surrounding the newly unpoliced area. I nominate Los Angeles County to go first; of course this will make zero difference to all the entertainment industry big mouths who are promoting this because they will know in advance, from their insider pals, when the police force will be disbanded; they can scarper off to their luxurious second, third or fourth homes in peaceful places WITH police protection — and no worries about their property in LA being destroyed because they have their private security and I am quite sure they are all insured to the hilt so they won’t have to dip into their multi-million dollar bank accounts for any repairs or replacement. So do it. We are all watching.

  10. That is one of the most ridiculous, if not the most ridiculous. proposal
    I have ever heard. Before I say no, let’s do try it in CA and then
    We could build a wall on the eastern border of CA and see how
    It works. The rich “do gooders” would, no doubt, build their own
    Wall around their estates. Where do these nut cases come from?

  11. AND THINK OF EXACTLY WHAT WOULD HAPPEN WITHOUT POLICE…WHO WOULD GUARD AND PROTECT THE SIGNERS OF THIS LETTER, WHO WOULD BE BODY GUARDS, IDIOTS LIKE THESE DONT THINK, JUST WANT TO STRIP AWAY THE RIGHTS OF EVERY DAY PEOPLE, ASK THE PEOPLE OF THE CITIES BURNED AND DESTROYED BY RIOTS S ,HOW THEY FEEL..THE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THESE RIOTS, LOOTING AND ARSON ARE A GROUP OF TRAINED LEFTISTS …THE FACTS ARE THAT TWICE AS MANY WHITES ARE KILLED BY POLICE THAN BLACKS, BUT GEE NO RIOTS THERE.

  12. This country has gone crazy and to the dogs!!!!! The numbers show there are more killings of Blacks on Blacks then there are of Police on blacks. Those that are rioting are not because of the black man that died! they are marching for every other reason (looting) but the poor man that died. If our stupid political (mayor and Governor) cared about keeping peace in the communities and keep us safe, they will not Defund the police.