Raleigh Protest Leaders Demand To “Defund The Police”

And the demands are “non-negotiable”

(WRAL) Faisal Khan, the organizer of last Saturday’s protest in Raleigh and founder of Carolina Peace Center, spoke at a press conference on Friday. He discussed the life of George Floyd, his tragic death and the demands his organization and others have in the wake of the protests, riots and violence here and across the country. He also criticized the efforts of the Raleigh Police Department and Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown.

“We are here to continue our demand list,” Khan said. “They are non-negotiable. We have the intentions of making sure that those demands are met. Until then, we will continue to fight for justice.

Several people at the press conference were wearing T-shirts that listed the demands:

  • Step down (Raleigh Police Chief Cassandra) Deck-Brown
  • Oversight with Accountability
  • Defund the Police
  • Good Cops, Step Up
  • Invest in People

If the police are defunded, there’s no need for 1,2, and 4, because there would be no police chief, no need for oversight on something that no longer exists, and no good cops stepping up, right? These are “non-negotiable”, though. Good luck with that. You can watch the video at the link.

BTW, one of the “activists” involved was arrested for felony failure to return a motor vehicle. I can guess why he wants the police defunded. Anyhow, also WRAL

At a news conference Friday, organizers of Raleigh Demands Justice and other groups wore T-shirts that said what the organizers want: a stronger police oversight board, less funding for the police department were at the top of the list along with Raleigh Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown to step down.

Wait, is it less funding or defund? A large group of activist groups put out a statement through the NC ACLU, which has this

That’s a whole lot different from “defund the police”, is it not? As for #5, perhaps they could explain how that would work?


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4 Responses to “Raleigh Protest Leaders Demand To “Defund The Police””

  1. Kevin Brown says:

    Right a muslim wants police to go away. Then conquest.

  2. Dana says:

    Why do they want Raleigh Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown, a negress, to resign? Other than rapes, Raleigh had fewer violent crimes than neighboring Durham, despite having almost twice Durham’s population.

    I’ll admit it: I don’t know that much about our esteemed host’s home town, but at least by the numbers, Chief Deck-Brown is doing a decent job, though crime rates have increased in Raleigh. Raleigh has more whites, 251,074 to 116,573, blacks, 127,180 to 96,550, and Hispanics, 50,215 to 37,578, so there’s no particular racial explanation as to why, in absolute terms, Raleigh has fewer violent crimes than Durham. Doesn’t that mean beter law enforcement in Raleigh?

    There’s only one answer that I can see: the ‘woke’ in Raleigh don’t want lower crime rates and don’t want better law enforcement!

  3. Dana says:

    We propose that no new police stations are built in heavily black areas, and that the multiple stations close to each other in heavily black neighborhoods are transferred, reducing the over-policing of black Raleigh communities.

    Now why would law-abiding people want that? Such could only increase police response times to reported crimes, increasing the probabilities that the perpetrators could get away. Moving the police stations further away from the public only decreases the personal relationships that could be developed between police and the localities.

  4. Dana says:

    This story is from 2018, but inh it, Bloomberg News noted that black residents of Raleigh have things pretty good:

    Why Charlotte and Raleigh Work for Black Residents
    The two North Carolina cities should serve as models for others to emulate.
    By Noah Smith | March 28, 2018, 7:00 AM EDT Corrected March 28, 2018, 10:05 PM EDT

    Racial disparities are always going to crop up as an important issue when considering the economic health of an American city. Whether it’s a world-class metropolis like Chicago, a successful midsize city like Minneapolis or Pittsburgh, or a struggling Rust Belt town like Cleveland or Milwaukee, stories about wages and investment and development and business conditions are almost always tempered by a reminder that African-American residents fail to share equally in whatever prosperity the region generates. Neighborhood segregation is rife, with black residents often forced to endure poor or nonexistent social services, unhealthy environmental conditions, deteriorating infrastructure and high crime rates.

    While these problems are to be found in every large American city, some cities do a lot better than others. Atlanta and Washington are especially well-known as cities where black Americans can prosper. In both places, black Americans have relatively high median incomes, home and business ownership rates, while both have seen homicides decline by about 75 percent during the last three decades. Additionally, cities in Texas, with their cheap housing and growing economies, score highly.

    But there’s something special about North Carolina. Its two biggest cities, Charlotte and Raleigh, have quietly succeeded in doing relatively well by their black residents. Raleigh especially stands out.

    Nationally, the median African-American household income is $38,555 — about one-third less than the median for all Americans. In Charlotte and Raleigh, however, black household income is higher than in most other big cities, with Raleigh doing especially well. Here are the two cities’ positions in Forbes’ list of the 10 cities where black Americans are doing the best economically:

    I don’t want to quote the whole thing, but you can follow the link to get it. Raleigh’s murder rate is relatively low, and black citizens are better off economically than in many other larger cities. The article notes that schools and neighborhoods are more integrated and ‘diverse.’

    But, in a diverse city, Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown had the temerity, the utter gall to say that “all lives matter.” How outrageous that the police chief for the entire city, responsible for protecting white and Asian and Hispanic citizens as well as black ones, would think that the lives of all of her city’s populations are important, so naturally, the woke think that she’s just got to go!

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