Race-baiter and MSNBC host Al Sharpton said Tuesday that defunding the NYPD is something “a latte liberal’ may support, but “people living on the ground need proper policing.”
Sharpton, a consistent enemy of the law enforcement community who pushes a narrative that all encounters between black people and police are instances of racial profiling, made the comments in response to questions from “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough about crime in New York City, which has seen a surge in shootings during the coronavirus pandemic.
“We’ve always heard about the tale of two cities. On the side of the city that I come from, which is Blacker and poorer, we’ve seen more in terms of gun usage. I got a lot of attention when I did the eulogy for George Floyd’s funeral, but I also, a month later, preached a 1-year-old kid’s funeral in Brooklyn who was killed by a stray bullet,” Sharpton said.
Sharpton: Defunding the NYPD is "something a Latte Liberal may go for as they sit around the Hamptons discussing this as an academic problem. But people living on the ground need proper policing." pic.twitter.com/TkXnVgUBEq
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“Six people were shot over Labor Day weekend at a festivity in Brooklyn, so I would say statistically we’re not much higher than where we were, but on the ground it is certainly feeling more violent, feeling more unsafe in unsafe communities,” Sharpton added.
Scarborough then brought up the “defund the police” movement – which demonstrators have been calling for across the country, since the death of George Floyd in police custody in late May – noting that some feel it would largely impact minorities and people in already unsafe neighborhoods.
“We need to re-imagine how we do policing, but … to take all policing off is something a latte liberal may go for as they sit around the Hamptons discussing this as an academic problem. But people living on the ground need proper policing,” Sharpton said.
Editor’s Note: Sounds good, Al! So, when will you be holding your first rally to support law enforcement and responsible policing? Oh, your schedule is full? Okay, then.
The panic of the left is on full display, America. Once again, Democrats picked the wrong side of an issue to align themselves with and are now in full-blown panic mode.
The Chicks on the Right responded Wednesday to Al Sharpton’s pro-police comments versus his well-established history of abusing law enforcement.