July 26, 2021
July 26, 2021
Lansing, Mich., July 26, 2021 – In case you missed it, a new poll released this weekend revealed that a staggering number of Detroiters reject the radical “Defund the Police” movement that many Democrats have advocated for since last year. USA Today reports:
“Amid a jump in violent crime in this and other cities nationwide, Detroit residents report being much more worried about public safety than about police misconduct, a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University/Detroit Free Press Poll finds.
By an overwhelming 9-1, they would feel safer with more cops on the street, not fewer.”
The results of this poll further expose the divide between an increasingly left-wing Democratic Party and people who live in urban areas. The “Defund the Police” movement was sold as a policy that would benefit minority populations the most, but in Detroit, which has the largest population of Black Americans in the nation, this policy is seen as nothing more than harmful to the community.
“Democrats could not be more out of touch with voters, particularly in inner cities. It’s clear that the radical leftist policy of ‘Defund the Police’ has no place in our state,” said Eric Ventimiglia, executive director for Michigan Rising Action. Ventimiglia continued, “We are calling on Democrats in Michigan to denounce this extremist ideology and its supporters, and commit to supporting law enforcement and their mission to keep communities safe.”