In the short time since the killing of George Floyd, demonstrations have taken place in all fifty US states. Riots have occurred in forty of them.
In each of the incidents, many protesters held up signs saying, “Defund the Police.”
Of course, no one wants to become a riot victim, but in those cities and states that are Democrat-run, there’s a bit of a hitch: Politicians must be seen to sympathise with protesters, or they will not appear to be sufficiently outraged by “systemic racism.”
They must therefore choose between the safety of their constituents and appeasing protesters. This is not an enviable position to be in; yet, since most all politicians regard re-election as overshadowing all other concerns, they can be predicted to follow the irrational wishes of the protesters.
Minneapolis, where the protests began, has a population of some 425,000 residents. Only a small fraction of them actually joined the protest, and in fact, even the Democratic governor of Minnesota has stated that 80% of the protestors were from out of town.
There are conflicting theories as to whether these 80% were actual sympathisers or were hired by heavily funded organisations that hope to create a dysfunctional situation in Minneapolis and other cities in the US.
Not surprisingly, Minneapolis is now the first city whose city council has voted to defund the police.
In place of the police will be a department of community safety that will be staffed with people who have no police training whatever. There will, however, be people with expertise in mental health, social services and counselling.
The reader could be forgiven if he is inclined to shake his head and say, “But the removal of the police entirely won’t decrease crime, it will invite more crime. Don’t those on the city council understand that?”
Article from LewRockwell