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  • Writer's pictureDakotah Lilly

As a socialist, here’s why BLM and ‘Defund The Police’ do the left no favors

A country in which state security officers can shoot and kill a 12-year-old, Tamir Rice, for the crime of having a toy gun (like most children in this hyper-armed country), with no legal repercussions, has a lot of changes to make in pursuit of a more just system. However, the rallying call of the Black Lives Matter movement, and far too many activists, has been “defund the police” (or even on occasion “abolish the police”.)

There are many things wrong with this movement that I will go into, but this slogan is emblematic of many of its larger problems. Continue reading at RT!

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