Chaotic Liberals Now Want to Abolish or Defund Police [OPINION]
At the same time they say the meaning is "nebulous," some Democrats are looking to provide damage control over the calls from their own ranks to abolish, disband and defund police. They claim conservatives are trying to "weaponize" the police abolition movement by "distorting the meaning."
Don Lemon, the silly CNN host who fancies himself a pundit, had Senator Corey Booker (D-New Jersey) on his program yesterday and Booker tried to slide in that weak narrative.
If it's "nebulous" and has multiple meanings, how can the conservatives distort the meaning?
Why guess what it means, though? Here is what Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender suggests it means: after being asked about what one would do if their home was invaded, Bender responded to CNN's Alison Camerata by saying calling the police to stop the invaders comes from "a place of privilege."
It sounds like The Joker is creating a criminal Utopia. Imagine, for example, a widowed mother of a 12-year-old daughter in a crime-riddled apartment building. In Bender's universe, she is considered "a privileged princess" if she calls for the authorities while desperately failing to stop some hulking, home-invading, rapist sex trafficker who just kicked in their door and is dragging her little girl out of the apartment and into that world forever.
"9-11, What's your emergency?"
"I need help! Some big guy just broke in and is raping my daughter in the hallway."
"Oh, you think you're so high and mighty, don't you, ma'am"?
What the $#%^ was in that coronavirus? When did…how did we ever get to…what?
Of course, the ones who would be harmed the most in this liberal gem of a brainstorm would be those who seek assistance from law enforcement the most: residents within inner-city neighborhoods.
What does the end result of a society engineered into place by these maniacs look like? If they have it their way, there will be no police. You will also have no right to own firearms. That sounds like a safe plan for a secure neighborhood and homes (insert sarcasm here).
Minneapolis has a group called MPD150 who is trying to secure "a future without police."
In their fantasy world, community-based groups who would replace police will not do what police do, which is to "cause violence." The other replacement to police departments would be found in "faith leaders." As we are talking about the city of Minneapolis, forgive me for being suspicious, but that sounds a lot like sneaking Sharia Law through the back door to me.
We are seeing a lunge by radicals who are (hopefully) horribly miscalculating what they see as a window to toppling our nation. While many within BLM are demanding to see reasonable and understandable changes to ensure consistency in the way police interact with Black males in America, many others are committed to an insurgency campaign and are intent on infiltrating BLM to push for things unrecognizable to this cause.
As a radio host since 2004, I can attest that the dominant complaint I get on-air from minorities here in Greater New Bedford when it comes to police is that they don't patrol enough in bad neighborhoods, which encourages criminals to be more brazen. If this is accurate, what would these same neighborhoods look like when they never show up again?
Ken Pittman is the host of The Ken Pittman Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Contact him at email@example.com. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.