Tim Scott on Dems pushing for nationalization of police: ‘That is not the American way’

Sen. Tim Scott criticized the Democrats who pushed for the nationalization bipartisan reform HTML10._.

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TIM SCOTT: Two things are true. Two years running, I am still there. They left. They left. I was even more dissatisfied with their intentions. The first is to centralize local police. This isn’t the American way. And number two, there were 11 sections that either reduced funding, made departments ineligible for funding, and that, to me, means defunding the police by a little thousand cuts. These two points I won’t agree with. While we did not make any progress with the no-knock warrants and chokeholds, there was progress made on police cameras. However, in the end change takes resources. Without the right equipment and manpower, we cannot expect police officers to take on dangerous tasks. There are almost 400 vacant positions in Baltimore City at the moment because officers can’t be recruited. It’s not possible to demonize, demoralize, and defund the police force and then demand better policing. It’s just not the way…

Imagine, 81% of African Americans saying that they want the same level of policing or more policing, and the cities that they live in are cutting the police budgets. This is not reality.

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