Watch Black Lives Matter activist’s solution to ‘police violence’ in the inner city

With the murder of another police officer and an attempt on two more, I think we have arrived at a point where we can all agree there is a problem.

Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly recently brought together representatives from all sides of the issue to see if they could hammer out some solutions.

One of the participants was Jessica Disu, a Black Lives Matter activist from Chicago, who served up this modest proposal. A transcript of the money part of the statement follows the video.

We need to abolish the police. Period. Demilitarize the police, disarm the police, and we need to come up with community solutions for transformative justice.

An, transformative justice! Perfect solution. Let’s see how that might play out.

An article in today’s Chicago Tribune — a major newspaper serving the city where Disu lives — that more than 2,200 people were shot in Chicago this year. Of that number, 21 were children 13 and under.

Five shootings of children in that age range have occurred just in the month of July alone.

Those are the numbers with an active police force. Can you imagine what the numbers might be like with no police force? Do you think Disu can?

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer.


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