Chicago Activist: We Need to Abolish the Police, Period.
On Monday night, a black community worker from Chicago openly advocated the abolition of the police force across America. She argued that the institution began with slavery in America and needs to be scrapped entirely.
"Here's the solution, we need to abolish the police, period," declared Jessica Disu on Fox News' "The Kelly File." Her suggestion got an immediate groan. "De-militarize the police, disarm the police, we need to come up with community solutions for transformative justice."
Disu was one member of a large "focus group" assembled by Fox News to address the shootings in Dallas, Texas last Thursday. As the Chicago community organizer spoke, other members of the group tried to interrupt. The host, Megyn Kelly, insisted the others allow Disu to speak.
Flustered, the Chicago activist declared, "I have a point here, I've been peaceful since I came here, but I need to speak." Her suggestion that being peaceful is not to be taken for granted echoed the Black Lives Matter mantra, "No justice, no peace." Nevertheless, she was indeed civil.
"We can all agree that a loss of a life is tragic. We call can agree that excessive force and extra-judicial killings by law enforcement needs to be stopped," Disu added.
Kelly then asked a pertinent question -- "Who will protect the community if we abolish the police?"
Again, Disu only had vague flowery words in response -- "We need to come up with community solutions," she said. The activist did not consider the police to be a "community solution" because of how police forces were founded.
Disu alleged that "the police force in this country began as slave patrol." In other words, there is no hope for an impartial prosecution of justice on behalf of the police because the keepers of the peace are inherently racist.
In light of the shooting in Dallas, the Chicago activist insisted that "Black Lives Matter has never called for the shooting or violence against anyone, period." She insisted that the shooter was no more a martyr to her cause than Dylan Roof (the cold-blooded killer who gunned down members of a black church during a Bible study) could be considered a martyr to white people.
Nevertheless, her drastic call for the abolition of all police everywhere as inherently racist and founded "as slave patrol" is disturbing. Disu is openly engaging in the worst of anti-police rhetoric.
She seems to assume that the entire system of law enforcement must be scrapped, and such radical notions seem to have inspired the killings in Dallas -- not to mention the three police killings that followed last Friday.
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