Odd indeed that Ed Schultz is not proposing this for police where he lives.
Never one to refrain from embracing a dumb idea, Schultz doubled down on one last week in response to a Justice Department report criticizing police in Ferguson, Mo., for racial bias in law enforcement — the MSNBC action hero made the novel suggestion that Ferguson police, or at least “some” of them, should disarm.
Here’s what passes for a brainstorm from Schultz during a discussion with Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson and MSNBC reporter Trymaine Lee —
DYSON: What we have to see is if the police stop killing unarmed black men. That’s the proof in the pudding. Not simply economic opportunity, but they’ve got to stop being murdered unfairly.
SCHULTZ: Well, I’ll give you this one — what about disarming the police? What about just having them carry nightsticks and the authority to arrest? I mean, now it would take a brave person to do something like that, but if you really want to, there are places on the face of this earth that there are police officers that don’t carry firearms. Now, you know, I know the right wing’s gonna think I’m crazy for saying that …