BREAKING NEWS – Washington, D.C. – Supporters of defunding the police say they are “not going away” just because Joe Biden will be the next president.
“What we’ve heard so far from the Democratic Party is what they’re not going to do,” defund advocate Andrea Ritchie told Mother Jones. “I don’t expect they will be supportive of the main demand from the streets… It’s gonna be a fight. We’re not going away.”
Biden embraced some calls for police reform during his presidential campaign, such as a ban on chokeholds and the creation of a national police oversight commission. But he opposed far-left efforts to defund the police, a catch-all term for anything from reducing police budgets to abolishing law enforcement completely. Biden also rejected Ritchie’s demand that he defunds the Secret Service, so she and other people with a similar mindset has better access to him without going through a “pointless screening process.”