Is “Defund The Police” A Trick To Get Black People To Ask For Something We Don’t Want?

Photo: (Wikimedia Commons)

For many years, black people have been asking for police to stop brutalizing and killing our people and for any officer who does to be punished and to lose their jobs.

For many years, many cops have gotten away with killing unarmed people. They never get sent to prison and if they do, they get very small sentences. They get PAID leave and GoFundMes set up for them like they’re victims.

As a result, our people have been protesting and rioting because they won’t listen to us. They won’t listen to us telling them to stop peacefully and they’re not listening to us telling them to stop when we riot. So what else is left to do?

Our people created the Black Lives Matter slogan and organization to fight back against this treatment. But recently, another slogan has risen to popularity—Defund The Police.

A lot of people on social media acted like they didn’t know what Defund The Police meant, just like they acted like they didn’t know what Black Lives Matter meant. But Defund The Police means lowering the funds that go to the police department and putting them towards other things, like housing and education.

My issue with Defund The Police is that it’s not what we’re asking for. We’re asking for justice for the unarmed black people that they kill. We’re asking for any police officer to be locked up for a good amount of time if they do that. We’re asking for officers to lose their jobs if they do that. We’re asking for officers to not get paid if they do that.

The government can “defund” the police all they want, but it’s not going to stop the police from brutalizing and murdering unarmed people. I remember so many politicians this year talking about how much they were going to punish people who “looted and burned” at protests against the police. But I didn’t hear any of them talk about what they were going to do about these abusive and murdering cops.

Some people cheered and were happy about Kyle Rittenhouse shooting three people at a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin. These people were more mad at people protesting against the cops than they were mad at cops murdering people. If the cops stopped murdering people, the protests will stop, but they don’t want to think about that.

I believe the media or whoever it is, is trying to get people to support Defund The Police to distract us from asking for justice and for these cops to be punished. I feel like Defund The Police is a slap in the face to us. They’re basically telling us they’re going to do NOTHING about these murderous cops. They want us to be happy with the police being “defunded” instead. They’re going to continue getting away with killing unarmed people. So, I think we need to be careful about supporting that.

We didn’t ask for police to be “defunded”. We asked for justice! Keep asking for justice! Don’t let them derail us!

Author: mysparkingthoughts

I am a young woman with a whole lot to say. I see myself as some type of messenger.

2 thoughts on “Is “Defund The Police” A Trick To Get Black People To Ask For Something We Don’t Want?”

  1. The police get to do whatever they want to do with impunity because their purpose is to kill ADOS and to protect the property of the whites. I am sure that you have noticed that when Black people protest, we are told to protest, PEACEFULLY because the white man cannot have his businesses burned down, he cannot allow his wallet to miss a beat because the only thing the white man cares about is making sure that he stays in control and to do that, you must own EVERYTHING. And who owns EVERYTHING? Whites! And so they don’t care about Black lives, they don’t care about us dying at the hands of those who they pay to do exactly what they’ve been paid to do. If it was not sanctioned by the government AKA whites, do you seriously think that what’s going down would be going down? It is not by accident, it is by design, and it is going to continue.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s