Black Lives Matter (BLM) co-founder Patrisse Cullors has reacted to the guilty verdict of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd, telling followers on Instagram that while it was a “victory because it was accountability… it wasn’t a victory because it [doesn’t] take us towards abolition.”
Cullors added, “It’s not a sign that our criminal justice system is working, it’s actually a sign that it’s broken. It’s a sign that it never worked for us, and that we have to move towards abolition.”
In short, the long-term goal of BLM is to abolish the criminal justice system entirely. Is this a call for anarchy?
It is not at all clear what BLM would replace the current criminal justice system with, and yet without it, it would have been impossible for Minnesota to hold Chauvin accountable at all for the death of Floyd. It’s a contradictory message, to say the least.
To be fair, if Chauvin had been found not guilty, Cullors surely would have said the same thing, that there can be no justice and that police abolition was the only way to achieve the group’s goals.
Instead, with the guilty verdict, the group got what it wanted, which was for Chauvin to be held to the same standard as everyone else — equal justice under the law — but now they’re saying that’s not good enough.
In 2020, BLM similarly called for defunding the police, which is along the lines of abolishing the criminal justice system. But the public by and large rejected that idea.
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At the time in June 2020, an ABC News/Ipsos poll found 64 percent of Americans rejected the idea of defunding the police, including 91 percent of Republicans, 45 percent of Democrats, 43 percent of blacks, 58 percent of Hispanics and 74 percent of whites.
Those numbers swelled in a July 2020 Pew poll that found 73 percent say police funding should either remain the same or increase, including 42 percent who say police spending should remain the same and 31 percent say it should be increased.
Only 25 percent of Americans supported cutting spending for local police departments in the Pew poll, with just 12 percent saying it should be decreased a lot and another 14 percent saying it should be reduced a little.
In March 2021, the number has dropped even further in an Ipsos/USA Today poll, with only 18 percent supporting defunding the police.
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
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