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Black Community Activist: Abolish The Police

Appearing on a panel convened on The Kelly File Monday night, black community activist Jessica Disu issued an outrageous demand less than a week after the massacre of five police officers in Dallas by a Black Lives Matter sympathizer: Abolish the police.

Disu started by complaining that adults were not listening to young people about the nefariousness of police before she meandered for a nanosecond to crime in Chicago, finally reaching the nadir, as she issued her call:

What I am hearing here: This is the reason our young people are hopeless in America … all of these adults here, who are not listening to our young people … they talk about black on black crime in Chicago. I’m from Chicago. My organizing and activism has been on intra-community vice … what she was talking about. We need to abolish the police. Period.

Bandying words which have no meaning, but delight the political left, she rambled about “transformative justice”: “Disarm the police, and we need to come up with community solutions for transformative justice.”

Then she offered a bromide everyone could agree with:

What we are seeing with all these cases, what we are seeing …. Can we all agree that the loss of a life is tragic? Can we all agree on that? Can we all agree? I’ve been peaceful, cause I’ve been here, but I need to speak because I came here from Chicago to speak, right?

Having gained agreement with the basic notion that the loss of a human life is tragic, Disu then defamed the police by labeling the deaths that have involved police as “extrajudicial killings.” She stated, “And so, we all can agree that the loss of a life is tragic; we all can agree that excessive force, extrajudicial killings by law enforcement needs to be stopped. People, black, white –”

Kelly interrupted with the obvious question, “Who’s going to protect the community if we abolish the police?”

Disu offered the most inane answer possible, but one that would come naturally to a community activist: “We need to come up with community solutions.” Then she played the race card: “The police force in this country began as slave patrol.”

“We all can agree that excessive force, extrajudicial killings by law enforcement needs to be stopped.”

Jessica Disu, vilifying police

Disu later proffered one solution: taking money away from the police and investing it in “youth programs.”

According to her website, Disu, a hip-hop performer who uses the name FM Supreme, has been lauded by Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson: “Your (FM Supreme) words are brilliant and inspiring! Thank you for sharing your gifts with us and keep up the great work!” and MSNBC commentator Melissa Harris – Perry: “Thank you for your gifts to the #femhiphop conference today. Your voice is so necessary. It healed a painful place today.”

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