HOLLYWOOD, CA.- One thing you can always count on—washed up, “B” list “celebrities” to preach from on high whenever they think they can get some publicity or have the opportunity to either bash President Trump, or the latest whipping boys, the police.
There is now a growing movement among the Hollywood “elite” to defund police departments, even while rioters are reducing major cities around the country to rubble.
Of course, it isn’t only washed up celebrities who are joining the fray. Far-left progressive congressman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), who hasn’t worked in months joined the call, as did Black Lives Matter.
The calls were put out on Twitter on Sunday. Of course, when you live in gated communities or gated mansions with hired security, you might not need the police, so it’s an easy stand to take.
Has-been actress Susan Sarandon, whose claim to fame was playing a bimbo who chased ballplayers in the movie Bull Durham is considered the most “prominent” celebrity so far. That doesn’t say much for the rest of them.
DEFUND THE POLICE https://t.co/du19I57s6c
— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) May 31, 2020
Some model and actress named Emily Rajajkowski tweeted #DefundPolice with a photo of herself protesting in Los Angeles on Saturday.
— Emily Ratajkowski (@emrata) May 30, 2020
Another unknown named Patrisse Cullors, who is apparently a co-founder of Black Lives matter, and who works as actress and writer on a series on a network called Freeform also asked for defunding of police.
— patrisse cullors (@OsopePatrisse) May 30, 2020
“If you were willing to say #AbolishIce. I need you to be willing to say #DefundThePolice. Full stop.”
Rob Delaney, apparently a comedian tweeted out, “Black lives matter. Defund the police. Protest is beautiful. Direct action gets the goods.”
Black lives matter
Defund the police
Protest is beautiful
Direct action gets the goods
— rob delaney (@robdelaney) May 31, 2020
Someone named Kendrick Sampson, from an HBO program called ‘Insecure,’ claims he was hit by rubber bullets and batons during a riot in Los Angeles on Saturday. Probably wasn’t the best idea to show up at a riot. He compared police work to “slave catching.” He retweeted an article from Slate which was accusing police, not the people burning down buildings and assaulting people, of escalating “the national outrest.”
Defund the Police. https://t.co/E5119LHsMC
— Kendrick Sampson (@kendrick38) May 31, 2020
“Appreciate the outpouring of support & standing with us but if y’all really want to support, make sure we do EVERYTHING in our POWER to #DEFUNDPOLICE- END THE LEGACY OF SLAVE CATCHING and use those resources. OUR RESOURCES to build BETTER. Make THAT the headlines. Put in WORK.”
Appreciate the outpouring of support & standing with us but if y’all really want to support, make sure we do EVERYTHING in our POWER to #DEFUNDPOLICE – END THE LEGACY OF SLAVE CATCHING and use those resources, OUR RESOURCES to build BETTER. Make THAT the headlines. Put in WORK.
— Kendrick Sampson (@kendrick38) May 31, 2020
Another “comedian and actress” named Charlyne Yi tweeted: “Defund the police. Fund hospitals. Stop killing, save lives.”
Defund the police.
Stop killing, save lives.
— Charlyne Yi (@charlyne_yi) May 30, 2020
BuzzFeed Motion Pictures—who knew there was such a thing—actress, writer and producer Ashly Perez tweeted: “Black Lives Matter. Stop the militarization of police. Prosecute killer cops. #defundpolice.”
— Ashly Perez (@itsashlyperez) May 30, 2020
Perez must have missed the part where the Minneapolis police officer accused in the death of George Floyd has been arrested and WILL be prosecuted. Details.
Brasstracks? No idea—apparently a musical group—is demanding the NYPD get defunded. “DEFUND THE NYPD @NYCMayor”
DEFUND THE NYPD @NYCMayor
— brasstracks (@brasstracks) May 30, 2020
As far as Rep. Tlaib, she tweeted on Sunday: Know that it’s still both, but don’t let the “who” overshadow the decades of structural racism that has created the system that allows police officer after police officer off the hook for murder. I just want us to dig deeper so that the #DefundPolice movement isn’t brushed aside,” said the Hamas-supporting, anti-Semite Tlaib.
“Too many folks are confused when they hear we need to #DefundPolice. I ask you to engage in this debate with an openness. There is real validity in dismantling the current racist system that led to this pain,” Tlaib said.
Know that it's still both, but don't let the "who" overshadow the decades of structural racism that has created the system that allows police officer after police officer off the hook for murder. I just want us to dig deeper so that the #DefundPolice movement isn't brushed aside.
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) May 31, 2020
There is a petition on the Black Lives Matter website stating:
“Our pain, our cries, and our need to be seen and heard resonate throughout this entire country.
We demand acknowledgment and accountability for the devaluation and dehumanization of Black life at the hands of the police.
We call for radical, sustainable solutions that affirm the prosperity of Black lives.
George Floyd’s violent death was a breaking point—an all too familiar reminder that, for Black people, law enforcement doesn’t protect or save our lives. They often threaten and take them.
Right now, Minneapolis and cities across our country are on fire, and our people are hurting—the violence against Black bodies felt in the ongoing mass disobedience, all while we grapple with a pandemic that is disproportionately affecting, infecting and killing us.
We call for an end to the systemic racism that allows this culture of corruption to go unchecked and our lives to be taken.
We call for a national defunding of police. We demand investment in our communities and the resources to ensure that Black people not only survive but thrive. IF you’re with us, add your name to the petition right now and help us spread the word.”
Interestingly, as BLM is demanding “investment in” our communities, those very communities are being destroyed by protests turned riots. One must wonder why the nation would want to invest in communities which have been reduced to ashes by those who have turned legitimate protest into an opportunity to pillage and burn.
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