Black Lives Matter Chair Newsome: Defund The Police, Treat Crime Like A Health Crisis

(Breitbart) – 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.”

Watch:

breitbart.com/clips/2020/06/28/black-lives-matter-chair-newsome-defund-the-police-treat-crime-like-a-health-crisis/

10 COMMENTS

  1. If you remove the police, who will enforce all these laws they want, gun laws, anti discrimination laws, heck anti-anything laws they want? What happens with home invasions, armed robberies, murders?

    A Social Worker shows up and says you poor misunderstood person, what have those evil white males done to drive you to beating your girl friend and robbing the liquor store? Why were you pressured to point of killing someone? We know it’s not your fault you are strung out on Meth or heroin.

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  5. Crime, in one sense, is a health crisis. All to often people want something for nothing and could care less who gets hurt in the process, as long as they get what they want. All too often many suffer serious health complications as a result.

    Defunding the police will do nothing to make the situation better because there will eventually be no police. Eventually, America will resort to the “Wild West” type of existence. That will make today’s situation look like a Sunday School picnic by comparison. Police are not perfect, but they are a damn sight better than anarchy. Just look at Seattle or the ever present Chicago for examples of the future.

    Like it or not, BLM with its asinine ideas is the enemy, not the police. Reform the police; set high standards for police; remove the bad apples as needed. We get rid of them at our own risk.

  6. There is NO HEALTH crisis associated with choosing to violate the rights of others. If someone swallows this dribble they have a mental health problem.

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