A brand new poll discovered that many more Americans do not want the police to be defunded, but, rather, they want to increase funding or have funding stay the same, than those that want police to be defunded.
Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters and activists have made the defunding of police departments a central platform of their political demands.
A Pew Research poll, which was released on Thursday, reveals that few Americans support the demands.
A plurality, 42 percent, said that they want the funding for police to stay at the same levels. Another 31 percent of Americans polled said they want funding for police to be increased. And that makes sense after being subjected to riots and violence in the streets every day and night for weeks.
Those two groups of respondents are larger than the group that demanded the defunding of police only 25 percent of those polled.
That too makes sense. Truth be told, nobody, and I do mean nobody wants to see police brutality, and everyone admits that it does happen. There’s no argument there. But it doesn’t happen as often as the Marxists are claiming. Yes, even one instance of real police brutality is too much, but when we’re talking about defunding all police, which really means getting rid of all police, who the overwhelmingly majority are good cops who deal with bad people every day, who protect us from those bad people, removing police from the community will only go bad for the community. Also, and I know a lot of people don’t want to hear this, but a lot of what some deem police brutality is police defending themselves against attackers. Of course, what happened to George Floyd was the other end of that argument. Those Minneapolis cops should be buried under the prison as far as I’m concerned, because I too believe they murdered Floyd. I’m not talking about that kind of police brutality, because there should be no tolerance for that. But when a suspect fights police and Marxists don’t think the cops have the right to defend themselves while doing their job, there’s a disconnect there that Americans will never accept. There needs to be a national conversation on this aspect of the topic to get everyone on both sides on the same page. But it seems like the Marxists never want to have that discussion. They just want to force their will over the rest of us.
There’s a saying I heard recently:
“The wolf has convinced the sheep that the sheepdog is dangerous. When the sheepdog is no more, the wolf will feast.”
Of those who demand that the police be defunded, 12 percent responded that they wanted police funding to decrease by a “a lot,” while 14 percent responded they wanted police funding to decrease “a little.”
President Donald Trump has come out against the defunding of police, but when presumed Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was asked if he supported the policy, he also said no. Knowing Joe Biden, that will change as soon as his progressive handlers pull the right string.
More results from the poll show a rise in support for the BLM movement. What else should we expect when 100 percent of the mainstream news media and a major political party lie to us about every aspect of what’s going on? They still refer to rioters, ANTIFA and BLM as “protesters,” they support the narrative that all police are bad, and they enable the destruction of historical statues and monuments, along with the wiping out of our history and American culture. When the media gaslights Americans every day, you can expect a rise in support for what they’ve told them is the right thing to support.
A slight drop of Americans said the police do an “excellent or good job of protecting people from crime,” from 62 percent four years ago to 58 percent in the latest poll. Again, that goes back to being gaslighted by the news media and Democrats who want to fundamentally change the country into a socialist utopian heaven on earth. In other words, they want everyone equally miserable.
A greater drop was found among Americans who agreed that police are doing a good or excellent job of “treating racial and ethnic groups equally,” from 47 percent down to 34 percent .
Two thirds of these polled additionally said that civilians should have the power to sue police officers “to hold them accountable for misconduct and excessive use of force.” That’s a whole other subject, and it would be disastrous, because every suspect who attacks a cop during an arrest will sue the officer after he has been subdued.
No one is talking about the other side the equation, because they’re afraid. Cops don’t wake up every day thinking how can I beat up a minority today? For years now there has been an increase in disobedience to lawful orders given by police. You can’t disobey an order given and expect to not meet resistance. Police have been disrespected for a long time now, and those who disrespect them to their face have been allowed to get away with it, because of bad politicians who like to pander to the worst elements of our society. They not only allow bad behavior against cops to go on, but in some cases they actually enable it.
For example, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered police to not to anything at all to people throwing water at them while on duty. There are a plethora of YouTube videos with people dumping buckets of water on uniformed cops, spraying water in their faces. That kind of bullschtein is what enables bad people to elevate their criminal activities. When people have been demoralized and degraded thanks to the worst mayor in NYC history, you have to be brain dead to not think it will have an impact on how much more disrespect police will receive while trying to protect communities.
People need to give some serious thought to getting rid of police in their communities. No social worker is going to stop a domestic violence incident, no neighborhood watch is going to stop people from breaking into homes in the middle of the night, and nobody living in a neighborhood will be able to stop drug dealers from taking over every corner.
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Rich is a conservative syndicated opinion writer and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty, and faith.
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