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Posted By: Imright, 6/3/2020 3:58:42 PM

Singers John Legend and Lizzo, and actresses Natalie Portman and Taraji P. Henson are among the Hollywood celebrities who’ve signed a letter pushing the defunding all police departments in the wake of the police involved death of Minneapolis man George Floyd. The open letter claims that in 2017, $194 billion was spent on the police by America’s various governments even as police have “continued profiling, harassment, terror and killing of Black communities. Black communities are living in persistent fear of being killed by state authorities like police, immigration agents, or even white vigilantes who are emboldened by state actors.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Ribicon 6/3/2020 4:05:08 PM (No. 431141)
These "celebrities" live in exclusive gated communities with private security, with troublemakers kept at a great remove by exorbitant housing prices and taxes. Suggesting defunding of the police wins them free PR, which puts money in their pockets, but none of them would be touched by the fallout from a police-free society. Not unlike the Chamber of Commerce kingpins who demand open borders because it's good for their bottom lines, but never have to deal with the cultural decay because they live in a different stratum of wealth than the rest of us.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: TJ54 6/3/2020 4:05:54 PM (No. 431142)
The gated community crowd with their private security team have weighed in
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Reply 3 - Posted by: blueline 6/3/2020 4:06:12 PM (No. 431143)
Great idea... let's start in Los Angeles! Defund it. We'll check in next year to see how it's going.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: MissGrits 6/3/2020 4:09:23 PM (No. 431146)
“... police have “continued profiling, harassment, terror and killing of Black communities. Black communities are living in persistent fear of being killed by state authorities like police, immigration agents, or even white vigilantes who are emboldened by state actors.” What a load this is. Makes this lil docile, ole Southern woman want to say a bad word! I think I’ll just chuckle instead!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: john56 6/3/2020 4:10:04 PM (No. 431147)
Now wait a minute folks, this may be something we should look at. Maybe even do a trial program. I suggest that we begin this trial in the neighborhoods of Mr Legend, Ms Portman, and other Hollywood celebrities. No police presence, no emergency calls, nothing. Oh yeah, and that private security stuff, that's outta the question too. Maybe a couple of us can chip in and buy a couple "looters welcome here" signs to identify the neighborhoods. I'd give it at least 6 months or a year test before we make any decisions.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 6/3/2020 4:16:47 PM (No. 431154)
Hollywood stars....as far removed from reality as the characters they portray in the movies. Hey Padme, your feelings blinded you to the point where you were married to the biggest mass murderer in the galaxy!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rob_NC 6/3/2020 4:21:58 PM (No. 431158)
Stuck on Stupid.... All I got....
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Reply 8 - Posted by: bamapreacher 6/3/2020 4:22:44 PM (No. 431159)
I would simply draw lines as to where police can and can't go. Let mostly black neighborhoods and neighborhoods like 90210 fend for themselves. Staying out of black neighborhoods would save tons of money in gas and overtime.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: singermom9 6/3/2020 4:28:46 PM (No. 431164)
Stop putting police in inner cities. NEVER stop any black person in a car. Give them NO security whatsoever. Leave them to their devices. NEVER help them or any black businesses. Then you never get in trouble and they can take care of themselves.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: LarryK 6/3/2020 4:34:22 PM (No. 431168)
First of all, to whom do these people mail this letter? Secondly, as usual the bust size of these females greatly exceed their IQ?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Heraclitus 6/3/2020 4:41:11 PM (No. 431174)
Just a note, most of our good fellow citizens in minority communities DO want policing in their neighborhoods. Other Ldotters have made good suggestions regarding the pampered elites make preposterous and stupid suggestions. In addition to removing security from their neighborhoods and shopping areas, make sure they are disarmed, since they so despise the Second Amendment. Have they taken a trip to Rodeo Drive lately? Think Amazon will deliver their Gucci and Bulgari? Amazon drivers were terrified to go to certain zip codes because of threats. These silly people are ignorant of history and human nature. As Hegel put it so well, if you do not have governing agencies, "life[ will be] nasty, brutish and short."
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Reply 12 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 6/3/2020 4:50:34 PM (No. 431190)
Bless their hearts.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: stablemoney 6/3/2020 4:50:49 PM (No. 431191)
Is there a letter to defund the left? I would like to sign it.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: MickTurn 6/3/2020 4:58:17 PM (No. 431206)
WHO are these clowns? I didn't see them get out of the Democrap Clown car...
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Reply 15 - Posted by: RuckusTom 6/3/2020 5:02:37 PM (No. 431221)
Fine. Give everybody a tax break so they can afford their own personal security, and make Constitutional Carry mandatory.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: GoodDeal 6/3/2020 5:07:45 PM (No. 431230)
I heard Tucker last night saying that the left wants to eliminate all police departments and cops and replace them with quick response social workers. Should work like a charm.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Lawsy0 6/3/2020 5:19:03 PM (No. 431244)
Welcome to the Congregation of the Anal Abscess.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Bazi 6/3/2020 5:19:18 PM (No. 431246)
#16 Quick response social workers. But before they can help you: You must fill out 25 pages of government forms.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Starboard_side 6/3/2020 5:20:20 PM (No. 431248)
Love how they mention state authorities, and state actors. What they are also implicating is the prosecutors and judges. And, don't forget the corrections officers. Then, they need to include the mayors, city councils and other state authorities who demand something be done for X crime spree, or other horrendous act that they demand MUST be solved ASAP. They never seem to care how the case was solved, just that the "heat" was turned down, so they too need to be included, right?
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Reply 20 - Posted by: jhpeters2 6/3/2020 5:29:03 PM (No. 431267)
Yep. Please defund the police in rich/entitled and ultra-white communities. So Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, San Francisco, La Jolla, Santa Barbara, NYC, Chicago and other blue states and blue cities please lead by example and defund your police forces. Install CC cameras everywhere so that an entrepreneurial types can sell a viewing subscription so that red states and cities can view and enjoy the resulting hilarity. Defund them now. I will please!
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Reply 21 - Posted by: marbles 6/3/2020 5:29:37 PM (No. 431269)
They are the latest examples of Hollywood stupid. They have body guards. And security gates.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: a man over thirty 6/3/2020 5:30:35 PM (No. 431271)
Natalie Portman should realize her Hollywood mansion will be looted and burned along with all the others. How stupid can someone so pretty be??
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Namma 6/3/2020 5:35:22 PM (No. 431277)
I am so tired of the anti-police. People who feel this way should give their names to their local police department with instructions to NEVER show up at their residence for any reason. I still say, get a data base with all those who do not want the police to help. Let them pay $100 less taxes and tell them they are on their own. I dont think our police should put their lives on the line for those that don't appreciate their help. get your own security guard. See how that works out for you.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: SALady 6/3/2020 5:46:48 PM (No. 431288)
Without police, this country would be "The Purge" every day!!! And if these rich limousine lie-berals think they would be safe from the havoc because they are so "woke", reality is going to bit them on their rich little butts. However, I do hope and pray these idiots just keep on talking and spewing their uber lie-beral idiocy!!! The more average Americans hear them, the more votes for Republicans in November!!!!!
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Reply 25 - Posted by: coyote 6/3/2020 5:52:39 PM (No. 431291)
John, Natalie, now that is a real knee slapper. Is this part of a comedy routine?
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Grateful 6/3/2020 5:56:35 PM (No. 431296)
The Society of Non-Essentials stamping their feet and holding their breath in a frantic attempt to appear relevant. Pitiful.. .
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Reply 27 - Posted by: DVC 6/3/2020 6:01:48 PM (No. 431308)
No money to Hollyweird. NONE. Just cut off these lunatics.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Sully 6/3/2020 6:14:28 PM (No. 431318)
If you came within 4 feet of a celebrity a beefy, well armed security guy would lay you out with one punch.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: paral04 6/3/2020 6:20:05 PM (No. 431324)
When they have a problem, who will they call?
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Reply 30 - Posted by: jinx 6/3/2020 6:21:19 PM (No. 431326)
Ok, celebrities, you go first. You try and hire bodyguards, etc. and tell them you are not going to pay them. See how long they stay at your gates. These celebrities will do and say anything to get attention. I am so glad you put their names up so I know which ones to boycott. Bunch of high school dropouts who make their living taking their clothes off in public and wearing make up and spouting words other people have written. Sort of like Joe Biden the old man in the basement with dementia.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: cor-vet 6/3/2020 6:48:14 PM (No. 431354)
I'm with Poster #5. And since these hollywood elites want us unarmed, lets disarm their security people. Equality for all, right?
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Reply 32 - Posted by: BevNJ 6/3/2020 7:11:39 PM (No. 431376)
#18, when you need a social worker now, they’re only a few hours (and 25 pages of forms) away.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: Chuzzles 6/3/2020 8:11:39 PM (No. 431434)
These fools have no clue what they are asking for. No clue.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: Petronius 6/3/2020 8:40:26 PM (No. 431458)
I agree, let's defund the police where these idiots live.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: swarfer 6/3/2020 8:48:26 PM (No. 431469)
A gated community is no match for hundreds of swarming Antifa armed with Molotov cocktails, bats and brick appearing in multiple locations. Private security would be overwhelmed and is prohibited from using deadly force in California. Antifa is clever not to be armed but is dangerous. They generally don't harm people just destroy their property and frighten them into submission. They are essentially anarchists who operate independently as a stealth element of civil protests. Their camp followers do the dirty work of robbery and murder.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: anniebc 6/3/2020 8:57:57 PM (No. 431478)
Protection for me but not for thee.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: whyyeseyec 6/3/2020 9:23:17 PM (No. 431494)
Let's start by defunding the police in the neighborhood(s) where Legend and Portman reside. Let's try that first and see how it works out for them.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: hershey 6/3/2020 9:39:08 PM (No. 431509)
Ya need to find someone who really gives a toilet floater what these wankers think...they have played so many different parts, I doubt if they even know who they really are...
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Reply 39 - Posted by: dirtyjersey 6/3/2020 10:52:53 PM (No. 431550)
Such a utopia already exists. It’s called Mexico. I don’t see many celebrities moving there, though.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: Oldenoughtoknowbetter 6/3/2020 11:31:54 PM (No. 431586)
It would be so much better for them to give up their wealth to donate to black reparations. I'm sure they could live on say $25,000 a year.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 6/4/2020 12:10:26 AM (No. 431617)
Put your money where your mouth is. All of you move to the ghetto or shut it. How many of these airheads actually have a college education?
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Reply 42 - Posted by: Trigger2 6/4/2020 4:10:56 AM (No. 431694)
Here's two more Tinseltown names to add to the list of communists In this country.
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Reply 43 - Posted by: mifla 6/4/2020 4:36:42 AM (No. 431700)
Be careful what you ask for little girl, you just might get it.
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Reply 44 - Posted by: franq 6/4/2020 6:08:51 AM (No. 431730)
I've heard that Portman name, but the other 3 escape me.
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Reply 45 - Posted by: Jebediah 6/4/2020 9:00:00 AM (No. 431929)
Don't forget Patton Oswalt Jr.....he NEVER misses signing up.......and of course there is Legend's dippy and foul mouthed wife. In her case, however, it is probably because she knows virtually nothing about anything but cooking. (Make a point of NOT watching any network program with her on the panel, by the way.)
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Reply 46 - Posted by: Old Army Vet 6/4/2020 11:07:05 AM (No. 432091)
I have nothing.
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Gabby Orr, White House reporter for Politico, issued a string of demonstratively ill-toned questions following President Trump’s visit to St. John’s Episcopal Church, asking why he did not pray or read specific verses from his “prop” Bible. Orr made her remarks in response to a tweet from Trump campaign Coalitions Director Hannah Castillo, who praised Trump for boldly walking through Lafayette Square to visit St. John’s Church, which was set on fire the night prior. The president stoically held up a Bible upon arrival — an action that drew both outrage and criticism from progressives, celebrities, and media personalities.
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