Activist who supported “defunding the police” now blames cops for surging crime

Brittany Packnett Cunningham, an MSNBC contributor who was appointed in 2015 to serve on President Barack Obama’s “Task Force on 21st Century Policing” recently claimed that surging crime in America is “the fault of the police.” She explained that “Defunding the police is not just about taking money out of an institution that continues to prove ineffective… It’s also about refunding the people.”

Packnett Cunningham—in completely shifting the blame away from the “defund the police” movement—said that cities like Minneapolis and Seattle “talked about removing that money,” but they reversed course. So according to her, “this rising crime is not the fault of the movement, it’s actually the fault of the police.”

Cunningham claimed that the 50 largest cities actually poured more money into law enforcement. However, the truth is, that funding was cut by 5%—while homicides jumped 25% in 2020.

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Author: HP McLovincraft

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