Was there ever a greater gift to Republicans than the phrase, "Defund The Police"...?
#72 | POSTED BY DANFORTH
Defund the police was something Rightwing media grabbed, from one protest, and completely blew out of proportion.
The problem came when moderates accepted the Rightwing narrative. Instead of listen to liberals.
It's another reason moderates hurt our chances at progress or reform.
There actual discussion was about the insane budgets police are getting and the military equipment they're purchasing with it.
The attempt was to point out how this money could be used to better fund social workers or healthcare or reeducation or therapy or after school programs.
You know. Things that can help reduce crime. Other than tanks.
But. That can't happen because.
It helps the poor. People really hate the poor.
America loves selling military armaments to anyone who can afford it. Why not sell it to ourselves?
Helping reduce crime would reduce prison populations.
So. The message quickly became defund the police.
Which killed all actual discussion.