Today, the four confused Amigas held a press conference to again remind us what a disaster our country would be with their “Squad” ideology the norm in the U.S.A. These Left-wing lawmakers announced federal legislation to defund police and set up reparations for people who either are black or were harmed by cops. Crime, shootings, and murders are skyrocketing in cities with large urban areas at the same time these neophytes want to take the police off the streets. Reparations are irrational, indeterminable, and divisive at their core, and only in a collapsed country would have a chance to be paid.
Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) are sponsors of the BREATHE Act, which was announced on a Zoom call. It has not yet been introduced. “We can start to envision through this bill a new version for public safety — a new vision for public safety, one that protects and affirms black lives,”
From New York Post
The BREATHE Act is unlikely to pass the Democrat-held House, which approved a police reform bill in June in response to the killing of George Floyd by Minnesota police.
Many Democratic leaders do not support defunding police and the recently passed bill came under fire from House conservatives for not curbing the power of police unions that shield officers from being fired. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) recently said it was a “local decision” to reallocate police funds, and President Trump has decried the idea as ludicrous as it picks up steam in cities from Minneapolis to New York.
The legislation has two reparations elements. It includes the Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), which has 135 Democratic co-sponsors. And it proposes a separate reparations program in honor of Michael Brown of Ferguson, Mo., who died in a 2014 altercation with a police officer.
The overview says the second reparations element would establish “commissions that design reparations for mass criminalization — including the War on Drugs, the criminalization of prostitution, and police violence; border violence; and the systemic violation of the U.S. Government’s treaty obligations to Tribal nations.”
The bill “will provide reparations for survivors of law enforcement violence, and the families of people killed by the police and the carceral system,” she said. “We know that the majority of the cases do not generate significant media exposure or public support. And those families may struggle to pay legal fees, access affordable mental health counseling, or even meet basic needs.”
From DHJ Media
Therefore, any bill that means to remove any of the funding that was already allocated for police would be an ex post facto law, and that’s unconstitutional. Article I, Section 9, Clause 3:
No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed. Ex post factor means a retroactive effect or charging someone for something they did in the past that wasn’t illegal until they created the new law.
The left continues to push for what they can’t get. Public approval, congressional approval, and Constitutional law are in the way from ending policing and allowing reparations payments to only one group in our country. We must fight back equally to take away the overconfidence that is the wind behind their progressive wings.