Al Sharpton: Defunding the Police Is Something Pushed by ‘Latte Liberals’ in The Hamptons

Al Sharpton: Defunding the Police Is Something Pushed by ‘Latte Liberals’ in The Hamptons

MSNBC host and civil rights activist Al Sharpton pushed back Tuesday morning on the notion that rising violent crime in New York City has been overstated, saying it feels “more unsafe” in the city and defunding the police is something “latte liberals” in “The Hamptons” treat as just an “academic problem.”

“I’ve said, and you and I have discussed this, we need to reimagine how we do policing,” Sharpton replied. “We are in the areas where — that is inundated with guns, that has this serious problem of ours — of people being given guns that can’t even get a summer program.”

“To take all policing off is something I think a latte liberal may go for as they sit around the Hamptons discussing this as some academic problem,” he concluded. “But people living on the ground need proper policing. Yes, we need more resources in different areas like mental health. But we do not need our grandmothers [to be] prey to those that are being the users of products of the big gun manufacturers in this country.”

Read the rest of the piece at The Daily Beast.

Watch the clip above, via MSNBC.

Contemptor Staff

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