Jalina Porter, the newly-named deputy spokeswoman for the Joe Biden State Department, has previously made posts on social media saying that, “The largest threat to U.S. national security are U.S. cops.”
The Facebook post, which was made in 2016, went on to say that U.S. cops posed a greater security risk than both Russian hackers and ISIS.
The post was made on September 20, 2016, and seems to be in reference to an unarmed black man shot by Tulsa, Oklahoma police officers. Here’s the full post:
An unarmed black man takes a knee for justice, bigots riot. An unarmed black man (with his hands raised) takes a bullet and dies, those same bigots are silent. Explain this to me, please.
The largest threat to U.S. national security are U.S. cops. Not ISIS, not Russian hackers, not anyone or anything else. If y’all don’t wake up and rise up to this truth, the genocide against Blacks in America will continue until we are near extinct. That’s not the world I seek to live in or create for myself and those around me.
I am calling out the majority because this means you need to take action…in your communities, churches, classrooms, and with your Members of Congress. We can’t do this alone.
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Since the horrific death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last May, protests sprang up almost overnight and included chants of “defund the police.” Law enforcement officers just in 2020 alone have had rocks, frozen water bottles, and fireworks thrown at them repeatedly.
In a single day last July, 49 Chicago police officers were injured during protests. Eighteen of those officers were hospitalized with injuries ranging from a broken eye socket, broken kneecap, and eye injuries from “an incendiary device.”
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How has stripping the police departments in America’s large cities worked? In New York City, once considered “the safest big city in America,” murders have climbed 41% higher in 2020 than in 2019. It is also the largest increase since 2011.
Philadelphia saw a homicide rate of 40% higher than in 2019, and more than in all of 2013 and 2014 combined. More than 2,240 people were shot in 2020, this is 40% more than police have ever recorded.
A report from the Associated also puts part of the blame on the pandemic, saying that the primarily blue cities in blue states, where the lockdowns have been the longest and most restrictive, have also been where some “defund the police” have been the strongest.
In Los Angeles, for example, murders are up 30.4%, and in Chicago, the rate has jumped to 56% in 2020.
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While Hollywood is usually the biggest cheerleaders for social justice causes, Actor Denzel Washington recently came out in support of law enforcement and the military.
According to an interview with Yahoo while promoting his new movie, “The Little Things”, Washington stated that, “I have the upmost respect for what they do, for what our soldiers do, [people] that sacrifice their lives.”
He went on to add, “I just don’t care for people who put those kind of people down. If it weren’t for them, we would not have the freedom to complain about what they do.”
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Most in the radical wing of the Democrat party are on board with the idea of defunding the police, but more seasoned liberal politicians know that it a no-win proposition when it comes to selling to average voters.
Back in December, former President Barack Obama, in an interview on Snapchat, discouraged what he called “snappy slogans” like defund the police.
“Do you want to actually get something done, or do you want to feel good among the people you already agree with?” he questioned.
But members of “The Squad” quickly criticized Obama for his comments. Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Presley (D-MA), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and the newest member, Cori Bush (D-MO) all weighed in.
Omar stated it was,”not a slogan but a policy demand.”
Tlaib made a comparison to civil rights icon Rosa Parks, “It’s hard seeing the same people who uplift her courage, attack the movement for Black Lives that want us to prioritize health, funding of schools [and] ending poverty, rather than racist police systems.”
Pressley announced that she was, “out of patience with critiques of the language of activists,” and Bush rounded out the piling on with, “it’s not a slogan. It’s a mandate for keeping our people alive. Defund the police.”
Bush has also advocated for defunding the pentagon.
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