Originally posted on September 18, 2020.
You’ve read about the efforts of Democrats to “defund the police.” Now one Democrat shockingly wants to disarm the police. The senator from Massachusetts, Ed Markey, wants to take less-than-lethal weapons like bean bag rounds, rubber bullets, and tear gas away from cops. Presumably, Markey wants the BLM/Antifa forces Democrats have urged to commit violence in the streets to be unencumbered by police resistance. Meanwhile, Joe Biden wants to take guns away from any law-abiding citizens who may wish to protect themselves after the police have been defunded.
Sarah Taylor reports on Markey’s outrageous proposal to disarm police in The Blaze, writing:
Detroit Police Chief James Craig blasted Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) after the Democratic lawmaker called for disarming “every police department” of a variety of weapons including “tear gas, rubber and plastic bullets, and bean bag rounds.”
Craig appeared Monday on “The Story with Martha MacCallum” on Fox News where he countered Markey’s remarks.
In a Monday news release, Markey said, “Our streets are not meant to be battlefields, and law enforcement shouldn’t be using weapons of war against protesters and other Americans. Law enforcement’s use of tear gas also compounds the effects of structural racism, because we know communities of color are already suffering disproportionately during this global respiratory pandemic. It’s time we stop using these potentially lethal weapons against our own people.”
He later tweeted, “Portland police routinely attack peaceful protesters with brute force. We must disarm these officers, and every other police department in America, of weapons of war, and enact a nationwide ban on tear gas, rubber and plastic bullets, and bean bag rounds.”
Craig told MacCallum that Markey’s statement was “absolutely ridiculous.”
“You know what I find fascinating, Martha, and even Rashida Tlaib here out of my state here in Michigan who is calling for me to resign, let me just say this,” he said. “When are we going to start talking about disarming criminals? I’ve been on the record. I support law-abiding citizens to be armed, but criminals?”
He continued, “And so it’s OK to attack police officers and then everyone always says one thing. ‘These were peaceful protesters.’ So I guess when you throw Molotov cocktails, railroad spikes, other projectiles, using green lasers, I guess that constitutes being peaceful. We have never tried to stop folks from their right to free speech. We’ve been dealing with this for in excess of 100 days. Six instances where we’ve had to use force because they were either attacking us or they resisted a lawful arrest.”
Learn more about BLM and the Marxist agenda to transform America in 2020 and burn the place down from Rudy Giuliani and Ron Paul. And read about how many Americans have been duped by the BLM movement and its terrorist leaders.