Poll: 55% of Democrats Support ‘Defund the Police’; 64% of Americans Oppose

Protesters rally Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Phoenix, demanding that the Phoenix City Council defund the Phoenix Police Department. The protest is a result of the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Matt York)

By

JOEL B. POLLAK

A new poll released Friday showed that 55% of Democrats approve of calls by the Black Lives Matter movement to “defund the police” — though 64% of the country as a whole opposes the idea.

ABC News reported:

Strong majorities of Americans oppose the movement to “defund the police” and some of its most significant goals, specifically reshuffling funding away from law enforcement to support mental health, housing and education programs, a new ABC News/Ipsos poll released Friday finds.

Nearly two-thirds of Americans oppose calls for defunding police departments, compared to 34% who back the movement, and 60% specifically oppose reducing the budget for police to reallocate it to other public health and social programs, while 39% support that move.

Democrats stand as the lone faction among the political tribes that approve by a majority of defunding the police (55%) and redirecting it to mental health, housing and education programs (59%).

Black Americans support “defund the police,” ABC noted, “though not overwhelmingly so,” at 57%, with 64% approving of the idea to move police funding elsewhere.

However, “nearly three in four white Americans and 57% of Hispanics are against defunding the police, and two-thirds of whites and 58% of Hispanics oppose moving budgets elsewhere.”

The poll was conducted among 686 adults, with a margin of error of 4.2%. It partially confirms the result of a similar poll last week, which found that 65% of Americans oppose the idea.

Black Lives Matter activists across the nation have demanded that local governments “defund the police” or “abolish the police.”

One of the core demands of the so-called “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone” (CHAZ) occupying part of downtown Seattle, for example, is that the police department be abolished.

Democrats in Minneapolis, Minnesota — where George Floyd was killed on Memorial Day while in police custody — announced that they back proposals to disband the police department.

Last week, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that he would be cutting up to $150 million from the budget of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) — over 10% of the total — and using it to invest in “communities of color.”

Asked by Breitbart News earlier this week whether removing police from the LAPD would make “communities of color” more unsafe, Garcetti said that more police did not necessarily mean less crime.

SHOCK VIDEO: Black Mob Targets White Kids for Vicious Gang Beatdown in Ocean City, Md.

This is what the Left wants to replace the police with.

By Shane Trejo – 6/12/2020

A vicious black mob targeted white kids on the boardwalk in Ocean City, Md. on Tuesday night in a gruesome scene that was caught on video by a couple in a motel room. White kids were beaten senseless and presumably robbed by a large group of blacks who cackled and cheered on the thuggery as it took place.

“We are equally horrified by the actions displayed on social media video depicting violence and unruly crowds. This behavior has no place in Ocean City, and violence like this will not be tolerated. The town and OCPD are working immediately on addressing this disturbing behavior,” Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan said.

The heinous video can be seen here:

City officials are worried about how a recent wave of violence will affect tourism in the town that is known for its beaches. More businesses could shutter because of this savagery that is being unleashed:

Recent violence in Ocean City, Maryland, is raising concerns from local officials as the tourism season in the beach community begins.

Cellphone video taken Tuesday night captured a fight on the boardwalk.

The video appears to show a large group of people on the boardwalk when a brawl breaks out. One person appears to get hit and falls motionless to the ground.

The crowd moves around before what appears to be another fight.

This comes just days after police put out two pictures of suspects following a stabbing Sunday night on the boardwalk between 6th and 7th streets.

As the Black Lives Matter terror movement gains traction throughout the country, criminal elements are feeling emboldened to rape and pillage with the police being too skittish to do much of anything to stop them.

Black Lives Matter is now publicly calling for police forces to be disbanded so the rule of the jungle can replace the rule of law nationwide.

“We call for a national defunding of police. We demand investment in our communities and the resources to ensure Black people not only survive but thrive,” Black Lives Matter said in a statement.George Floyd’s violent death was a breaking point — an all too familiar reminder that, for Black people, law enforcement doesn’t protect or save our lives. They often threaten and take them.”

SO SAD! 😂

By Mark Dice – 6/12/2020

I’m a straight white Christian man, and for that, I’d like to take this moment to apologize…to absolutely no one!

 

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