Ilhan Omar is leading the Democrat Party charge to defund the police.
But she just got some bad news.
Trey Gowdy just shut down Ilhan Omar with one question that Omar tried to avoid.
Ilhan Omar embracing the “defund the police” movement ensures that this proposal isn’t going anywhere.
In fact, the Minneapolis City Council – which Omar represents in Congress – announced it had the votes to defund their police department in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
Omar cheered this development calling the Minneapolis Police Department “rotten.”
In an interview with Fox News Channel’s Maria Bartiromo former South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy dismantled Omar’s pet project by asking one simple question.
“If you get rid of the police, who do you call in case of trouble?”
“Who is going to process crime scenes, arrest bad people?” Gowdy told Bartiromo. “Who is going to enforce any law, child sex abuse, homicide? Who is going to do it if it’s not the police?”
Incidentally Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender answered that question in an interview on fake news CNN’s “New Day” program.
Host Alisyn Camerota asked Bender who she would call if a criminal broke into her house in the middle of the night.
In response, Bender claimed that the act of calling the police to stop a robbery or rape was itself racist.
“Yes, I mean, hear that loud and clear from a lot of my neighbors. And I know — and myself, too, and I know that that comes from a place of privilege. Because for those of us for whom the system is working, I think we need to step back and imagine what it would feel like to already live in that reality where calling the police may mean more harm is done,” Bender stated.
Bender then held up the example of Camden, New Jersey as the example Minneapolis should follow.
“And so in the very immediate, we have to lean in to whatever changes we can make in our existing police department. You know, I think we look to cities like Camden, New Jersey, that completely restructured their department, as we build up systems,” Bender added.
In 2013 the city of Camden disbanded their police force and replaced it with a county force.
Barack Obama among other praised the idea of “community policing” replacing traditional police work where officers were trained to use guns and handcuffs only as a tool of last resort.
And the murder rate in Camden did fall for seven straight years to the lowest levels since the late 80s.
However, defunding and disbanding the police was not a success.
Pastor Amir Khan told NBC news that by disbanding the local police force and replacing it with county law enforcement the number of black officers on the police force vanished.
“If the Camden city police department had what the Camden County police department has now, it would’ve been just as successful and you wouldn’t have had most the individuals coming from the outside,” Kahn said. “Camden city police force was a lot of community people. It was black and brown, it was people who look like me. But now what you have is a new police force, which is majority white.”
As of January 2, 2020 Neighbgorhoodscout.com lists Camden as the tenth most dangerous city in America with 16 instances of violent crime for every 1,000 residents compared to the overall New Jersey average of two instances of violent crime for every 1,000 residents.
The rate of property crime in Camden is more than double the overall rate in New Jersey.
Defunding the police did not bring safety and security to Camden.
And it won’t in Minneapolis or any other city that tries this hairbrained scheme.
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