Radical left-wing lawmakers on July 7 announced federal legislation to weaken and defund police and set up reparations for people who either are black or say they were unjustly harmed by police, according to the New York Post.
The grandstanding, media-geared BREATHE Act is unlikely to pass the Democrat-held House, however, since numerous Democrats still want a chance to win elections.
It is all part of a recent, election-year push to deflect responsibility for black crimes away from blacks and onto white Americans, in the interest of creating chaos and division leading up to the November presidential election.
Radical leftist Democrats Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) are sponsors of the Act, which was announced on a Zoom call. It has not yet been introduced.
“We can start to envision through this bill a new version for public safety — a new vision for public safety, one that protects and affirms black lives,” Tlaib said. Pressley was unable to speak on the Zoom call due to technical issues.
Tlaib and Pressley are half of a leftist “Squad” of freshman House members that are splitting their own party with their radical, simple-minded statements and causes. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota also are the other half.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) recently said it was a “local decision” to reallocate police funds, and President Trump has decried the idea as ludicrous as it picks up steam in cities from Minneapolis to New York.
An overview of the BREATHE Act published online says it will slash federal funds to local police along with federal agencies, and redirect the money to leftist causes and operatives.