“If you pull back the police from these communities there will be, there will be more harm done in these communities”
William Barr did an interview with Bret Baier of FOX News last night and was asked for his thoughts on the idea of defunding police. Barr made it clear that he thinks it’s a terrible idea.
He also explained in detail what it would look like if any city actually did this.
He suggested the consequences would be more chaos, crime and vigilantism. He also stressed that the people who would suffer most would be the very people activists claim to support.
Andrew O’Reilly of FOX News has details:
Barr, in FNC interview, calls defund police push ‘dangerous’ and ‘wrong’
Attorney General Bill Barr on Monday blasted calls from protesters and activists to defund police departments in the wake of George Floyd’s death – saying in an exclusive interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier that going after entire departments is “wrong” and “dangerous.”
Barr’s comments come as demonstrators in cities across the country are holding daily protests against police brutality and racial injustice. After Floyd, an unarmed black man, died in Minneapolis police custody after an officer kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes, a number of cities have proposed major cuts or reforms to police departments or – in the case of Minneapolis – moved to “dismantle” the force entirely.
Barr told Fox News he agreed on the need for changes in police departments to address the concerns of many people of color, but he stopped well short of supporting moves to defund departments…
“If you pull back the police from these communities there will be, there will be more harm done in these communities,” Barr said.
Watch the video below:
Polls show the idea of getting rid of police is deeply unpopular among every part of the population. So now we’ve got journalists and other assorted leftists suddenly trying to explain what ‘defund the police’ really means.
This is Yamiche Alcindor of PBS, a member of the White House press pool, acting as an interpreter:
SOME NEEDED CONTEXT:
Activists calling for defunding the police are not always calling for dismantling departments.
In many cases, it means redirecting funds from police departments to other parts of society that help people like housing, education, and communities.
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) June 8, 2020
The left has lost touch with reality and our journalist class has revealed that they were really activists all along.
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