According to the FBI Uniform Crime Statistics, American law enforcement agencies arrest around 6 million white people and 2.5 million black people every year. Also according to these reports 0 people have been arrested for being runaway slaves; it’s mostly because of violence, theft, and drugs. Despite the overwhelming evidence a liberal professor says we need to abolish the police because they are, in her words, slave patrols.
Melina Abdullah, Ph.D is a professor of Pan-African Studies at Cal State Los Angeles, because that’s apparently a thing people can waste their time and money on. She is also a Black Lives Matter organizer and describes herself as a “police abolitionist” which is pretty self-explanatory. She want’s to eliminate all law enforcement.
As reported by the Daily Titan Abdullah recently co-hosted a crazy-ass seminar on “intersectionality” whatever the hell that is and laid out her argument for why we should get rid of the cops:
Both presenters spoke about the relationship between the police and community and call themselves and their groups “police abolitionists” because of the history of the police in this country.
“The police that we now have were the slave catchers. So that is where it comes from. You literally have a target on your back. That is what policing was founded on and that is what it evolved out of. So the former slave catchers or paddy rollers, they were called slave patrols,” said Abdullah.
Abdullah then asked the crowd what slave patrols are called now and they responded by saying, “patrolmen.” She emphasized that this was important to know because the roots of the police go deep and that is why the group believes in abolishing the police.
This nut is a professor at a university. Maybe she should wander over to the history department and bush up on the actual history of law enforcement in America. The first city police departments were established in Northern cities like New York, Boston, and Philadelphia and had nothing to do with catching slaves.
And that’s not even close to all that is wrong with her premise. As I stated earlier, most of the people who are arrested every year are white by a wide margin. If the police of today are the same thing as the slave patrols of the slavery-era South, why are they spending so much time putting white people in jail?
Then there’s the fact that everyone arrested in modern America is apprehended for crimes that have nothing to do with slavery, which was abolished quite some time ago. The people cops are putting behind bars are murderers, rapists, robbers, and scumbags.
What this kook, who gets paid to teach young impressionable minds, is really saying is that black people shouldn’t be arrested for crimes they have committed. Putting it like that sounds stupid as hell, so she is trying to frame it as a racial argument, but it still sounds stupid as hell.
Predominately black neighborhoods in this country have very serious crime problems. If this professor were to get her wish and have the police abolished, those crime problems would increase exponentially. Without the police, who put their lives on the line every day, these black communities would descend into a violent chaos where everyone would be in danger at all times.
Maybe Abdullah should do a ride-along with the cops and see what terrifying job they have to gain some perspective. I don’t actually think that would help because someone this full of shit is too far gone. I do however think that if some “alt-right” Trump-supporter made critical comments to her, she would perceive them as threats, and the first thing she would do is call the police to report a hate crime.