Tuesday, July 12

Professor says she's" not concerned about blue lives," demands police be abolished

A black professor at California State University, Los Angeles, who has worked as an attorney for Black Lives Matter, said in an interview this weekend that she is “not concerned about blue lives” and wants the police to be abolished.

Nana Gyamfi said her ultimate goal is a world without police officers.  "I’m not concerned about blue lives, I’m concerned about black lives,” she said.  “In fact, I want the police to be abolished. I think we should be pushing the police out of our community. I think that we should be defunding the police. I think that we should be demilitarizing the police and finally dismantling the police.”

When asked how she proposed to maintain order without police she said “By doing what we did before we had the influx of crack cocaine and other ills that caused us to call the police in. There was a time when black people didn’t call police into the community--we had our own means in the community.”

Gyamfi isn’t the first activist to call for defunding the police.  A group called the Black Youth Project has demanded that all police departments be de-funded. “We demand all local, state and federal budgets to defund the police and invest those dollars and resources in Black futures,” the group’s website states.

Consider:  This creature is a professor.  Presumably she communicates this shit to her students.

Baltimore got to conduct a very-small-scale experiment with not having police in the hood.  The result was a record number of murders of blacks, by other blacks.  But that was probably an anomaly; a coincidence.  So by all means let's acquiesce to Gyamfi's demand and get some more data on this.  I suggest removing cops from her campus and her neighborhood for, oh, a year or two, and collect data on the results.  Who knows?  She may be right.

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