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Offline mystery-ak

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Pam Key 28 Jun 2020

On this week’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” Black Lives Matter chairman Hawk Newsome called for defunding the police so that crime can be treated like a health crisis.

Newsome said, “I’m talking about is America treating crime as something that needs to be handled with policing instead of defunding the police and looking at crime from the perspective that it’s a health crisis. The same way we looked at heroin addiction when it was only black people as tough on drugs, war on crime, and when it became white people, we looked at it as a public health crisis, something that needs to be treated. That’s the way we need to look at crime, OK.”

He added, “You think about police. Over 80% of the calls are not violent felonies. Therefore, we should really look into why police are being called. Look at the causes of why people are committing crimes, they are desperate, they’re poor, they’re undereducated, and they are left out to dry but this American system of government. So if you want to decrease crime, you don’t hire police to come in and arrest everybody and brutalize people. If you want to cure crime, you must go to the source. You must invest in people. You must give people jobs. You must make people employable. If you look at places with the highest murder rates, have the highest rates of unemployment. So let’s start talking about entrepreneurship programs in our community. Let’s start talking about schools that actually meet the needs of people. That’s something we can do with the hundred billion dollars that this country spends on police.”
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Treat crime like a health crisis, you mean like Covid? So the answer is to quarantine criminals, or to eradicate them like an infection? Seems to me we were doing just that but not aggressively enough, I think this guy Hawk(bet he thought that was so cool when he picked it) is just a bit confused.

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We already tried this: it was called "The Great Society".

Fifty-five years and trillions of dollars later - how did that work out?
To hell with every single one of these bastards who are creating a moral permission slip for anarchists and other criminals and thugs to destroy our country as we know it.

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