The Overton Window giveth and then it taketh away.
Not that this is entirely a natural phenomenon. After polls showing that voters were concerned about crime, and that it might define the election, Democrats jumped on the 180 degree bus and drove as far away as they could from the police defunding movement.
Even Minneapolis City Council members who helped put this leftist crackpottery on the national agenda are backing away.
But the other problem is that getting rid of the police is about as popular among black people as Elizabeth Warren. Polls show pretty firm opposition to letting gangs take over. Still, it’s really something hearing a line like this from Al Sharpton.
“To take all policing off [the table] is something that I think a latte liberal may go for as they sit around the Hamptons discussing this as some academic problem,” Sharpton complained during an appearance on Morning Joe. “But people living on the ground need proper policing, yes, we need more resources in different areas like mental health.”
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