82% of Black People Want More Money Spent Fighting Crime
In other news that surprises no one except white liberals and libertarians...
On the question of whether spending on crime should be increased, decreased, or kept the same, 84 percent of Black respondents said that spending should be increased. And when asked the same about welfare spending, 28 percent of Black respondents agree that spending should be decreased while only 31 percent adopted the more liberal view that welfare spending should be increased.
We have a war on crime because black leaders wanted one.
I wrote about this back in February before the madness began.
Rep. Charles Rangel, who helped the 1994 crime bill pass, had been rallying for action since the 70s. At a CBC meeting with President Nixon, it was Rangel who urged the Republican to take a stand.
“Public enemy number one in the United States is drug abuse. In order to fight and defeat this enemy, it is necessary to wage a new, all-out offensive,” Rangel told him.
And again in June.
A Monmouth University poll however shows that 72% of African-Americans are satisfied with their local police departments. Despite what you're seeing on television, 21% of African-Americans are very satisfied with the local police and another 51% are satisfied.
Only 5% are very dissatisfied.
In 1973, 71% of African-Americans in New York wanted drug dealers to be sentenced to life in prison without parole.
That was back when the NAACP Citizens’ Mobilization Against Crime had asked for more police officers in black neighborhoods and a minimum of 5 years in prison for muggers, 10 years for drug dealers, and 20 years for murderers.
One of the big BLM lies, one that has been picked up the lefty anti-racism crowd, is that policing is a white supremacist institution. It's the exact opposite.
Policing is a service provided to black communities because they want it.
Some of the more honest black nationalists admit it and have discussed it.
There's no black support for police defunding. But that won't stop lefties from trying to move forward with it anyway. Or with affirmative action.
On the question of whether Black Americans should be given preferential treatment in hiring and promoting decisions, 51 percent of Black Americans oppose it (49 percent support it).
Imagine if black voters had real representation.