Congressional Black Caucus Chair Disagrees with Black Lives Matter’s #DefundThePolice Demand

‘I don’t believe that we should be defunding police departments’

EXCERPT:

BASS: “Well, let me just say I am not familiar with that demand of Black Lives Matter. I work closely with them and so I will consult them, but if you ask me my personal opinion, no, I don’t believe that we should defund police departments. I think that we need to come up with very significant legislation now but I also think it’s time to have a conversation in our country, what is policing in America? Why is it that we have two completely different standards? In my district, part of my district is very affluent and predominantly white, and in that part of my district the police go to protect and serve. The other part of my district, which is the inner city, south-central Los Angeles, police come there with the warrior mentality.” 

(Via Just the News)

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