Actor Morgan Freeman might share some views with liberals but has been fairly outspoken on the topics he doesn’t agree with. Like his recent interview with Black Enterprise where Freeman shocked liberals by speaking out against the idiotic ‘defund’ movement.
“I am not in the least bit for defunding the police,” Freeman told reporter Selena Hill in a video posted to Instagram. “Police work is, aside from all the negativity around it, it is very necessary for us to have them and most of them are guys that are doing their job. They’re going about their day-to-day jobs. There are some police that would never pull their guns except in range, that sort of thing.”
Actor Frankie Faison (“The Wire”), who stars as Chamberlain in the film, also participated in the interview and told Hill he agrees with Freeman that diverting money from police departments is not a good idea. “Well, I agree with Morgan,” Faison said. “I’m certainly not in favor of defunding the policemen.”
Many of those Democrat-run cities who kickstarted the defund movement have been forced to walk back their nutty decision:
“In New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio said he would reinstate $92 million for a new precinct after scrapping the project last summer. The mayor of Baltimore, who led efforts as a city councilman to cut the police budget by $22 million last year, recently proposed a $27 million increase.
After attacks on Asian-Americans and a rise in homicides in Oakland, Calif., city lawmakers in April restored $3.3 million of the $29 million in police cuts, and the mayor is now proposing to increase the department’s budget by $24 million. Los Angeles’s mayor has proposed an increase of about $50 million after the city cut $150 million from its police department last year.”
The Wall Street Journal noted that in the nation’s 20 largest local law-enforcement agencies, city and county leaders want funding increases for nine of the 12 departments where next year’s budgets already have been proposed. The increases range from 1% to nearly 6%.