Well damn, that didn’t take long.
The Defund the Police movement has already run into some significant snags, especially in cities like New York where crime and violence is on a sharp rise since the movement began. Shortly after the New York Police Department disbanded the plainclothes anti-crime unit under pressure from Black Lives Matter protesters last month, black community leaders in the Big Apple are already calling on the city to bring the cops back.
CBS New York reported Tuesday that Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams “became the second member of the African-American community to call on the NYPD to stop the violence by re-instituting the Anti-Crime Unit — undercover cops whose job was to get guns off the street. This, as shootings for the week went up 277%, 49 compared to 13 in 2019. The number of victims is up 253%, 60 compared to 17 in 2019.”
Adams said: “I think that a total elimination is something we need to reevaluate. Right now, bad guys are saying if you don’t see a blue and white you can do whatever you want.”
Wow, who could have possibly seen this coming.
The outlet spoke to activist Tony Herbert, who decried recent violence in the city by saying, “We have a 1-year-old and the blood is on the hands of the mayor and the state Legislature.”
True. But it’s also on the hands of every single protester who held a “Defund the Police” sign and walked through the city on those post-George Floyd marches. It’s also on the hands of Black Lives Matter organizers who were more interested in making a big splash in the media than they were on crafting coherent policies for the nation. It’s on the hands of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who said this week that skyrocketing violence in New York was due to people who are unemployed by the coronavirus and need to steal bread for their starving families (!!).
And yes, it’s on the hands of every milquetoast, lying left-wing pundit like John Oliver who went out of their way to tell the public that “defund the police” didn’t really mean defund the police. It’s on idiots like Trevor Noah, who have recorded YouTube rants defending looting and rioting. It’s on every single liberal who has been afraid to speak out against the absolute madness of getting rid of the cops and replacing them with social workers.
We said from the very start that defunding the police would have deadly ramifications, first and foremost, for the very black lives that supposedly “matter” to the idiot protesters. Now, only weeks into this mess, that prediction is already coming true. Shall we turn back now…or do Democrats need a harsher lesson?