With riots that have extended over two weeks time, Ms. Bender, the City Council President, wants white people to accept that having fear of the outcome of a defunded police force is a sign of how privileged they are. According to Bender, due to the injustices suffered by people of color who interact with police, people should be mindful about why they want to keep the police presence in the United States.
During the CNN interview between host Alisyn Camerota and Bender, Camerota inquires what people would do without a police force.
“What if in the middle of the night my home is broken into? Who do I call?”
Bender’s reply was, “Yes, I mean I hear that loud and clear from a lot of my neighbors – and myself, too, and I know that that comes from a place of privilege, for those of us for whom the system is working,” implying that only those with privilege benefit from a police presence.
“I think we need to step back and imagine what it would feel like to already live in that reality.”
But what was her answer
— Ron Coleman (@RonColeman) June 8, 2020
Needing police protection or access to emergency number is White Privilege. That's her answer. For her blacks are not beneficiaries of police protection. They must think that we are zoo animals.
— DLORDOFEMPATHY (@lordofempathy) June 8, 2020
National File recently reported that Minneapolis has officially voted to replace its police force with a “Community-Led Public Safety System” following the death of Floyd:
The council has outsourced guidance and assistance on how service to the community is to be delivered, with a deadline for July 24.
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey (D) has signaled his intent to launch a “massive structural reform to revise a structurally racist system,” within the police department.
On the unanimously passed resolution, five council members wrote: “The murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, by Minneapolis police officers is a tragedy that shows that no amount of reforms will prevent lethal violence and abuse by some members of the Police Department against members of our community, especially Black people and people of color.”