Since last year, we’ve seen a radical movement including the BLM push to “defund the police” across the country, accompanied by hundreds of riots and direct attacks on the police.
It hasn’t worked well in places where they have tried it, with a consequent rise in crime.
We also noted that the American people have overwhelmingly rejected this effort.
Seventy-five per cent of respondents stated that more police officers were needed, and only 25% said they didn’t require more.
Seventy-two percent of voters also said they oppose “defunding the police,” and a slim 52 percent majority said they support the controversial practice of stop and frisk in urban areas to “deter gun crime.” Fifty-six percent also say they oppose eliminating cash bail.
It’s also been bad for the image of Democrats, because they’ve become associated -, correctly ,- with the concept. It’s not a sale to the normal average American, who isn’t a radical Marxist and who views the police as important. Some Democrats have now been trying to pretend they weren’t for it all, but they got nailed pretty well in a new video.
Democrats like to claim they don’t support Defunding the Police.
This is seven minutes of them saying: DEFUND THE POLICY! pic.twitter.com/Y7lwPAnEiw
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 9, 2021
But when even ‘God’ comes out against it, you know that it’s not a concept that’s going to go over well.
Morgan Freeman has played God in the movies “Bruce Almighty” and “Evan Almighty.”
But he’s not a fan of defunding the police at all, saying law enforcement is “very necessary,” during an interview he gave for his new movie, “The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain.”
“I’m not in the least bit for defunding the police,” Freeman said. “Police work is, aside from all the negativity around it, it is very necessary for us to have them and most of them are guys that are doing their job. They’re going about their day-to-day jobs. Some police officers wouldn’t pull their guns unless they were at a distance, such as this. I don’t know.”
Leo Terrell of Fox News applauds Freeman’s courage to make that point in the face of leftist Hollywood.
They want the police in democratic cities and all people of color. Morgan Freeman is in that Hollywood elite, so he’s going to get some blowback. It is a great thing that he spoke up, because it broke the absurd notion that all people think the same way. We don’t hate the police. Police are protected by 98% to 99% of us. This is why we love them. Twenty-four seven, when we’re asleep at night, they’re out there protecting us.
This would seem a simple point, but it’s a point that so many on the left seem to have lost over this past year. It’s a great thing that Freeman is trying to bring some sense back into this topic. He’s likely at a point where even a big push by leftists to hurt him wouldn’t have much effect but still good for standing for truth.