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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2020 at 8:03 am

    If you want to make people safer, you have to make it riskier for criminals to harm their victims. More police, better training, longer prison sentences, letting victims defend themselves are all things that consistently show that work. For some reason, the politicians who run so many of America’s cities think that the solution is the opposite. It is a prescription for disaster, and the most vulnerable among us will be the victims.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2020 at 8:02 am

    Having a gun is by far the safest course of action when you are confronted by a criminal. It is also the most vulnerable in our society — namely blacks who live in high-crime cities — who benefit the most from having the option to be able to defend themselves.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2020 at 8:02 am

    Yet, the politicians who wanted to disband the police and who ordered the police to stand down during the riots are the same people who want to ban civilians owning guns for protection.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2020 at 8:01 am

    We look for Democratic politicians who have reprimanded the rioters. After several nights of riots, Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith, a Democrat, egged on demonstrators by calling for a continuation of the “righteous protests” and necessary routing out of “racism” that she said is endemic in Minnesota. On Thursday, not a single Democrat in the House voted for a resolution condemning acts of violence and rioting — including the “deliberate targeting of law enforcement officers,” as well as opposing the defunding of police.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2020 at 8:01 am

    The cities where police are supposedly out of control and harming minorities have one thing in common – they are run by liberal Democrats. Indeed, almost all of them have been run exclusively by Democrats for many decades. For example, Los Angeles has only had one Republican mayor since 1961. Minneapolis and St. Paul haven’t had Republican mayors for over 45 years. As these politicians failed to protect their citizens, it is the Democratic politicians and not the police who are to blame.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2020 at 8:00 am

    If you want to get rid of the police, that will mean no arrests, no convictions, and eventually no prisons. This change would be so far outside anything that the U.S. has ever experienced. But if it may very well cause an 80 percent or more increase in murder rates.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2020 at 8:00 am

    U.S. Department of Justice survey data on crimes reported to police shows that blacks are actually more likely than whites to report violent crimes committed against them to the police by 9 percentage points (54 percent to 45 percent).

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2020 at 7:59 am

    Police are not the bad guys, and most Americans know that. Monmouth University surveys over the last five years reveal that black Americans nationwide have become more satisfied with their local police departments. The percentage satisfied reached 72 percent in June — a rate that is now identical to that for whites.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2020 at 7:59 am

    What does defunding the police really mean? Well, just look at the looting and violence that happened when police were ordered to stand down during recent riots. Everyone agrees that Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin behaved very wrongly in killing George Floyd. Despite there still being no evidence yet that the officer was racist, it is assumed that racism motivated the white cop’s actions.