By: Diane Benjamin
The Facebook discussion between 2 local BLM activists and two members of the local democrat party is worth your time. See it on the McLean county Democrats Facebook page.
Ky Ajayi of BLM made one comparison I find silly, but he was dead serious. He compared abolitionists to the people who today want to abolish police.
First problem: Slavery was in southern states, not across the country. Police are nationwide in every part of the country. Note: how can we be a racist country when a lot of the country opposed slavery and never had slaves?
Second problem: Only a small percentage of people in the South owned slaves, everyone at some points needs something from a police officer.
Third problem: Abolishing slavery was a moral calling, is abolishing the police moral? Attacks on policing lead to more violent crime. Ky is good with quoting stats that don’t apply locally, like unsolved crimes. Abolishing the police in favor of unarmed social workers will make his statistics true. He needs to check the murder rates in large Democrat controlled cities where police have been marginalized. Does Ky want people to die?
At the end of the video Democrat Chair Nikita Richards mentioned they paid close to $3000 to BLM for bail money. This money was used to bail out people accused of a variety of crimes including looting and dealing drugs. Is that how you want money used to a political party used?
What we have is a clear distinction between law/order and chaos. Bail is set to make sure the accused shows up for future hearings and a trial. The people bonded out have no vested interest in showing up later because it isn’t their money at stake.
Crime has been going down for decades. Career criminals were locked up for long periods of time. Gun offenders in Chicago aren’t, the result is mayhem in the streets.
Since Chicago has been run by democrats forever, is this what democrats want nationwide when police are “defunded”?