Politics

Detroit Citizens Beg For More Police

In a poll, by a 9-1 margin.

These poll results are not shocking. The people who bear the brunt of crime want more cops. The cheap Chardonnay swilling poodle set want police reform. They are the bane of civilized society. Who? Effete white liberals.

FNC: “Journalist Glenn Greenwald shared a new poll out of Detroit, Mich., that he argued ripped a hole in the narrative from certain ‘media elites’ who have appeared to try and paint the police as systematically racist or suggest they should be defunded.

Greenwald cited figures from the poll that showed Black residents in Detroit care more about stopping violent crime than they do about reforming the police, while White residents care more about reforming the police by a small margin, to conclude, ‘Who is most victimized by crime and who isn’t is a huge factor in the discourse on these issues.’ One in five residents in the city, whose congressional representation includes far-left, ‘Defund the Police’ advocate Rep. Rashida Tlaib, cited public safety as the biggest issue facing the city at 19%. Only education ranked higher at 23%.”

“By an overwhelming 9-1, they would feel safer with more cops on the street, not fewer,” a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University/Detroit Free Press Poll found after polling Detroiters. “Though one-third complain that Detroit police use force when it isn’t necessary – and Black men report high rates of racial profiling – those surveyed reject by 3-1 the slogan of some progressives to ‘defund the police.’”

“Black residents ranked crime at the top of their list of concerns: 24% cited public safety, and just 3% named police reform. But white residents were a bit more concerned about police reform than public safety, 12% compared with 10%. Education was by far the biggest issue on their minds, named by 31%,” according to the survey.

FNC: “Recent surveys show that Americans have little trust in today’s media. The United States ranked last among 46 countries when it comes to public trust in the media, according to a June study commissioned by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, and conducted by YouGov. A more recently Gallup poll revealed that more than three-quarters of the public don’t have much confidence in newspapers or television news. Only 21% of respondents said they had ‘a great deal’ or ‘quite a lot’ of confidence in newspapers, while only 16% of respondents reported the same of television news. Only Congress fared worse with 12%.”

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“These are staggering new poll numbers from @USATODAY on the views of Detroit residents on issues of crime and policing, and constitute yet more evidence of how wide the gap is between the discourse of media elites on these questions and everyone else,” Greenwald tweeted.

“Another reminder that the national media narrative really doesn’t set local priorities the way the very-online-crowd would have you think,” said Alex St. Leger.

“Cross tabs on this are incredible,” @GOP Deputy Comms Director Zach Parkinson said in response to the poll. “Every single demographic in Detroit wants more police in their neighborhoods, and it’s not even close.”

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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