Morning Greatness: Demands to Defund the Police Continue

Good Tuesday morning.

Here is what’s on the president’s agenda today:

  • The president meets with the Secretary of State

Cries to defund the police grow

As I mentioned yesterday, I support this. If your community does not want a police force, it should not have one. If your community does want a police force, then it should have one. So simple. Now, if your community becomes a smoking crater of thievery, murder, assault and rape at least you don’t have a police force, right? There won’t be any grocery stores, businesses or jobs, but at least you don’t have a police force. What I don’t support is turning over police forces to leftist “regulations” that will most certainly allow violent criminals to roam free and imprison people who don’t post the proper virtue signal on Instagram. You know what I mean.

I think my solution is pretty agreeable, right? People can chose what kind of community in which they want to live. Who can argue with that? People who don’t just want to make choices for themselves but people who want to make choices for you, that’s who. And that’s what the left is about, making choices for you. Hitting the streets for an acceptable protest is the right choice so it is allowed. Opening your business or holding a funeral is NOT.

In fact only 16% of Americans want to defund the police and 65% said they did not want to see police budget cuts. The Minnesota City Council president, Lisa Bender appeared on a daily political snuff show, here is what she had to say about how crime would be handled in her police-less city.

Camerota asked, “What if, in the middle of the night, my home is broken into? Who do I call?”

Bender said, “Yes, I mean, I hear that loud and clear from a lot of my neighbors, and myself, too, and I know that that comes from a place of privilege. Because for those of us for whom the system is working, I think we need to step back and imagine what it would feel like to already live in that reality where calling the police may mean more harm is done.”

You hear that? Wanting the police to come and protect you from malefactors “comes from a place of privilege.” I hope the police force has noted Bender’s address and doesn’t subject her to “more harm” if her place of residence is burglarized.

Sleepy Joe Biden and his handlers are well aware that getting rid of the police is political suicide. After all, having some kind of social protection force is at the root of the social contract and the desire for physical security is at the core of human nature. “No, I don’t support defunding the police. I support conditioning federal aid to police based on whether or not they meet certain basic standards of decency and honorableness,” Biden said Monday in an interview with CBS News.

Well no. We saw what happened to the Education Department during the Obama administration and their “federal funding requirements” for colleges. We got a bunch of kangaroo court and tribunals designed to indulge snowflakes who could wipe out the lives of their targets with fantastic and unexamined allegations.  Just imagine what the police departments would be subjected to…and I say that as someone with a strong libertarian streak and a distaste for government authority.

Now village idiot Senator Kamala Harris, who spent her power as California punishing parents for their children’s truancy, said that it is “outdated, and it is actually wrong and backward to think that more police officers will create more safety.” Really? This is a total 180 from the traditional lefty solution for failing institutions, which is to throw MORE money and resources at federal problems. You know what I am talking about, I’m talking about our horrible public school system that gets more and more money, the more it fails. It’s almost as if these folks aren’t taking a stand on principle.

Everyone loves the police when there’s a 9/11, a school shooting, or a tragedy but now everyone hates them.

Protests around the country:

Bon Appétit editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport resigns after brown face photo sparks anger

California teachers union leaders call on removal of school police: report

Axios letting journalists join George Floyd protests, will work to pay bail if they’re arrested, report says

Virginia judge blocks Gov. Ralph Northam’s order to take down Robert E. Lee statue in Richmond for 10 days

Portland police chief resigns after 6 months amid George Floyd protests

Jeff Bezos shares angry customer emails over support of Black Lives Matter, but says position ‘won’t change’

Texas governor meets with George Floyd’s family, signals support for police reforms

Georgia sends National Guard home from Atlanta protests

CrossFit chief sorry for tweet on Floyd killing after Reebok split

White House: ‘No regrets’ about handling of protesters in Lafayette Square

Comcast pledges $100 million to combat systemic prejudices in American society

GoFundMe Removes Candace Owens’ Campaign After Controversial Text Messages Emerge

William Barr Undercuts Trump’s Claim That He Went To The White House Bunker ‘For Inspection’

How President Bill Clinton Helped Militarize American Police Departments

This idiot. Romney to offer alternative bill on police reform

How Black Lives Matter activists see the future of urban policing

Army secretary open to renaming military bases named for Confederate generals

Portland police claim to find blade attached to umbrella at protest

Florida police organization offers to hire cops who were fired or resigned over police misconduct

Derek Chauvin bail set at $1.25 million

Judge approves restraining order against Minneapolis police

Awful. Internet vigilantes falsely link ex-officer to teens’ attack

During Riots, Chicago Had Bloodiest Day in City’s History: 18 Murders in One Day

NOT A CULT. Outrage at Democrats Wearing Kente Cloth During Moment of Silence: ‘So Woke It Actually Feels Racist’

Manhattan DA Declines to Prosecute Alleged St. Patrick’s Cathedral Vandal

Buildings damaged in Minneapolis, St. Paul after riots

Texas DPS Director Says Protest, Looting Of Target Store Organized By Antifa

Other morsels:

HAHAHAHA! Satellite data suggests coronavirus may have hit China earlier: Researchers

It’s Official: The US Entered A Recession During The Pandemic

Yeah, yeah, yeah. University of Washington forecasts 145,000 U.S. COVID-19 deaths by August

Trump’s troop cut in Germany blindsided senior U.S. officials, sources say

Report that Bush won’t support Trump reelection ‘completely made up,’ spokesman says

Michigan to seek federal disaster declaration over broken dams

You can do the things as long as the cathedral thinks its important. NBC Medical Contributor: Protests Will ‘Increase’ Cases And ‘Stress Our Healthcare System,’ But Should Continue

‘It’s What DC Types Do’: Grenell Has A Theory For Why Mattis Turned On Trump

North Korea says it will cut communication channels with South

Big brands bring counterfeit fight to Big Tech

Eliot Engel lashes out at AOC for endorsing his primary opponent

Trump hires pollster who says CNN skewed survey for low approval rating

Dunkin’ Donuts announces plans to hire 25,000 new employees as America reopens

Shutup. Coronavirus: Asymptomatic spread ‘appears to be rare,’ WHO official says

Ex-acting DNI Grenell calls politics in 2020 ‘a fight between Washington and the rest of America’

And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!

About Liz Sheld

Liz Sheld is the senior news editor at American Greatness. She is a veteran political strategist and pollster who has worked on campaigns and public interest affairs. Liz has written at Breitbart and The Federalist, as well as at PJ Media, where she wrote "The Morning Briefing." In her spare time, she shoots sporting clays and watches documentaries.

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