One chapter of Black Lives Matter (BLM) just upped its anti-police campaign.
Fox News reports that BLM Philadelphia has come up with a five-year plan with the end goal being the “complete abolition” of police.
Who’s going to need police after we eliminate crime?
The plan was revealed by YahNe Ndgo, a representative of BLM Philadelphia.
“One of the things that we are demanding over five years is the complete abolition,” she said. “We don’t want to see any police in our community.”
Why five years, and not today? Because during that period of time BLM Philadelphia wants to get rid of the problems that they believe lead to the need for police in the first place, namely things like poverty and hunger, which they say lead to drugs and related criminal activity.
“As we address these particular concerns, and at the same time build restorative justice practices, and build out our mental health response teams, and build medic responses, responses that really actually deal with the issues that are in place, then we will have less crime anyway,” she said.
I wonder why no one considered this before – that we just get rid of crime so that we don’t even need police. It sounds good to me.
People who could really do the job
BLM Philadelphia’s idealistic plan gets its money from the funds that would have gone to police departments. Some of that money would go to professionals that would be tasked with responding to certain types of situations – situations that police currently respond to – which, according to Ngdoo, these professionals could better handle.
Like Ngdo says, it’s not like the police get the job done anyway!
“Quite often, if there is violence happening, by the time the police arrive, that has already occurred and particularly in poor neighborhoods and in black and brown communities. So the police are not really a resource for preventing that kind of crime from happening,” she said. “Just a response.”
Just getting started
Believe it or not, these sorts of things are only a small part of BLM Philadelphia’s 5-year plan. Other aspects would include eliminating the president’s ability to call in the National Guard, redistributing wealth, putting an end to Department of Defense programs that aid local law enforcement, and even defunding all U.S. military bases in Africa.
If any part of this so-called plan gets put into action, America is done for.