This is from Truth Revolt.

I have a better solution just build a wall around the black neighborhoods put concertina wire along the top as well having armed guards.

Give the guards orders to shoot to kill any ghetto rat trying to escape.

Yeah, that’ll make Chicago safer.

Appearing on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports with guest host Peter Alexander, a youth leader of the protest movement in Chicago that was triggered by the police shooting of a black teenager in 2014, demands that the police department be defunded and the money be reallocated “to fund black futures.”

 

The Washington Free Beacon reports that Breanna Champion of the Black Youth Project called it “unheard of” and “unacceptable” that police receive 40 percent of the city’s budget. Her organization wants that money

As the Beacon explains,

Anti-police protests broke out in Chicago after the recent release of a police dash-cam video showing a white police officer, Jason Van Dyke, shoot and kill 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who seemed to be walking away in the video, with 16 bullets. Van Dyke has since been charged with first-degree murder, 13 months after the incident.

The Chicago police department tried to keep the video from being shown to the public until a judge ordered that it should be released.

Since then protesters have taken to the streets, saying that the police department is corrupt and discriminatory against blacks. They have also called for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign, alleging that he ordered the video to be covered up until after he won reelection in April. The Chicago mayor fired Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy after the firestorm started.

As TruthRevolt reported this morning, in a speech on Wednesday, Emanuel apologized for any wrongdoing that occurred and promised to reform the police department. Champion told MSNBC that protestors will continue to demand his resignation, but removing the mayor from office is “not the main goal of the movement”:

“One of our major demands is that police be defunded and that that money used to fund police be used to fund black futures, and be used to fund our communities and things that we need.”

She also said it was necessary for Anita Alvarez, the Cook County State’s Attorney, to resign as well.

Champion ended by promising that “you can expect to see more protests.”

Champion did not specify how the money from a defunded Chicago police force would be used to “fund black futures” or provide the black community with “things that we need,” and it apparently didn’t occur to MSNBC’s Alexander to ask. Neither of them bothered to explore how the lack of a police force would help make the city with the highest homicide rate of any city in the United State any safer.

Advertisements