As we’ve noted time and again since the entire ‘defund the police’ movement gained traction and began to be implemented around the country (Minneapolis, Seattle, Oakland, San Diego, Austin, New York, Los Angeles, even Norman, Oklahoma), the biggest casualties of limiting, restricting or outright eliminating law enforcement in the cities that go that way will be the very minorities the politicians and activists say they’re trying to protect.
Case in point: New York City where the number of shootings and dead bodies have skyrocketed. The problem has now gotten bad enough that many black community leaders are re-thinking the ‘defund’ strategy and are asking anti-cop Mayor Bill de Blasio to end his ongoing jihad against New York’s finest, reject the Black Lives Matter-approved ‘defund’ approach, and reassemble the Department’s 600-man “anti-crime” unit that he destroyed last month.
Several black community leaders gathered in Brooklyn on Tuesday and called upon the mayor, the City Council, and clergy leaders to end violence ravaging their communities.
The activists disparaged the police reforms proposed by city officials and accused them of urging anti-cop activists such as Black Lives Matter to dictate city policy. They called upon de Blasio not to sign the police reform bill that the City Council just passed.
“The African American community is saying we don’t want crime here. Ninety-five percent of the people here are decent, law-abiding citizens, and the law is for the lawless,” Bishop Gerald Seabrooks told reporters Tuesday following a spate of five shootings early Monday night in Canarsie. “So, please, mayor, take your handcuffs off of the police. Let them police with professionalism, respect, and courtesy.”