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GA Gubernatorial Candidate Stacey Abrams Supports #DefundThePolice

GA Gubernatorial Candidate Stacey Abrams Supports #DefundThePolice

Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D) remains involved in a group that supports abolishing police despite previous attempts to distance herself from the #DefundThePolice movement.

Abrams, who served in Georgia’s House of Representatives from 2007 to 2017, is listed as a board member and governing individual with the Marguerite Casey Foundation, a Seattle-based organization that describes itself as a “private, independent grant-making foundation dedicated to helping low-income families strengthen their voice and mobilize their communities.” 

Abrams claims her views are not in line with those of the foundation, but her involvement with the group sends a clear message to voters. 

Abrams shied away from using the term “defund” during the unrest that followed the death of George Floyd in 2020, but has expressed strong support for a “transformation” in law enforcement procedure. 

“We have to have a transformation of how we view the role of law enforcement, how we view the construct of public safety, and how we invest, not only in the work that we need them to do to protect us, but the work that we need to do to protect and build our communities,” said Abrams in 2020. “And that’s the conversation we’re having: We’ll use different language to describe it, but fundamentally we must have reformation and transformation.”

Remaining with the Marguerite Casey Foundation is likely to attract support from young progressive and black voters, but there are plenty of hardworking Georgians who fear that a future without police will endanger themselves and their families. 

In March, the foundation shared a Washington Post report titled “The hidden billion-dollar cost of repeated police misconduct” and included the hashtag #DefundThePolice. The report focused on a sum of $3.2 billion spent by law enforcement departments to settle claims, though this figure represents 10 years and 25 of the nation’s largest police departments. 

In February, the foundation shared a story about a controversial proposal to replace 85 acres of Atlanta’s South River Forest with a $90 million training facility for police and included the hashtag #AbolishThePolice (the Atlanta City Council voted 10-4 last September to build the facility).

Earlier in February, the group hosted an event called “Becoming Abolitionists – A History of Failed Police Reforms & Vision for True Public Safety.” The event, moderated by foundation president Carmen Rojas, claimed to teach participants “how decolonization movements have informed police abolition movements” and explain “the necessity of an abolitionist future.”

During the event, Rojas slammed “the opposition” (i.e. Republicans) for “fully funding ethno-nationalism, fully funding patriarchy and White supremacy” and claimed her foundation could help create “a more even terrain for that fight.” 

Rojas went on to say: “Those of us who believe in dreaming, those of us who believe in justice, those of us who are committed to Black liberation – not as an endeavor to keep in our brain, but something that we want to realize in our lifetime – can use resources to do that.” 

The Marguerite Casey Foundation has also expressed support for Colin Kaepernick’s collection of essays titled “Abolition For The People: The Movement For A Future Without Policing & Prisons.” 

According to Fox News, Abrams has collected at least $52,500 in income through her involvement with the Marguerite Casey Foundation. As a gubernatorial candidate, her involvement in this extremist group is concerning and many expect her to resign as the election nears. Abrams had no Democratic opponent in the primary and will face off against incumbent Governor Brian Kemp (R) for a second time this November. 

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Stacey Abrams is a Board Member and Governor of a Group That Wants to Defund and Abolish the Police

The hidden billion-dollar cost of repeated police misconduct

Stacey Abrams serves as board member, governor of foundation that supports #AbolishThePolice

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23 Comments

  1. Perry

    Big mama is sick. But Ben and Frank love her

  2. john fudacz

    this fat comunist should be shot by the criminals she supports ! close all the buffets she hangs around,stuffing her whale gut !!! WE NEED TO SUPPORT THE POLICE AND DEFUND THESE USELESS POLITITIONS WHO ARE DESTROYING THE GREAT CITYS OF THIS COUNTRY !!!

    • Ben

      says the bald fat fascist terribly ugly John Fuddyduddy…… Great Citys? It’s cities, not citys you ignorant POS. She’s running for governor you stupid lout. And calls for violence really fit you, don’t they, you Mom’s basement warrior for the wrong as you call out for people you don’t agree with to be shot. Joe likes to print threats, it classes up the joint. Makes him more money. It’s all about the money, just follow it.

      You don’t even know what “defund the police” means as you respond to Alice’s dog whistles. You can’t even spell communist much less have a reason to tag someone with the brand. Dog whistles, branding, you are such a weak blowhard.

      Why don’t you pick on Don’s fat ass which covers three states. Or his wife’s fake tits that keep looking up to the sun after age 52.

      And Perrywinkle calls me out on Abrams as loving her? I don’t even live in Georgia and have not even looked at this race or the people in it. You just spew more lies without a shred of evidence. But now that you have got my attention, hey, you dumb fuck, I have already won in Georgia because Donald J. Trump’s hand-picked sleazebag lost. Lost big. Kemp beat Purdue by 50 points, ouch, poor Don. Worse yet, Raffensperger will still be there to protect the nation from Don’s request for rigging the election. Again….. “I need a favor” is the only way you guys can win. By cheating. And unlike Democrats, you are so stupid, you keep getting caught.

      The bottom line in Georgia, for me, IMO, is that if Donald J. Trump loses, we win. And he already lost in the primary. Big time. Total submission. And by extension, John and Periodontist are yuge losers too. As it should be.

      • Craig

        Ben stfu. Decent people doesn’t whine and bitch like you do. And I’m glad that you admit that democrats cheated. And the remarks about the titties show you to be a sexist. I thought that you were “woke”. Whatever that means. Oh!!! That’s only toward liberal shemales. You damned hypocrite. Boy.

        • Ben

          Craig, you ignorant slut. I never said Dems cheated, I said you can’t catch us. Yeah, you are that stupid to keep getting caught. Learn to read dipshit. You see a boy, you better tip him a dollar asswipe. Did I ever say I was woke? No. I did say I understand, I aspire, and I am one ugly American, across the globe. But I am sensitive to others and know how to apologize. You should try it since you have the obnoxious part down.

          Sooner or later you fuckwads will understand that you will not change us, most certainly not by demeaning us for having opinions. You can’t make us leave, you can’t tell us how to vote, and certainly we are not afraid of your little guns. What a stupid ass.

          And Joe…..that’s good of you to be honest that you have the wrong definition in reality but the exact right definition as branded by Trumplicants the world over.

          From the Brookings Institute: ““Defund the police” means reallocating or redirecting funding away from the police department to other government agencies funded by the local municipality. That’s it. It’s that simple. Defund does not mean abolish policing. And, even some who say abolish, do not necessarily mean to do away with law enforcement altogether. Rather, they want to see the rotten trees of policing chopped down and fresh roots replanted anew.”

          But you knew that Joe, you just like fanning the flames to stereotype the left to your monetary advantage. Divisiveness pays and you rake in the pecuniary profits as your sheep baaaaaah and bleat their pain in your posts.

          https://www.brookings.edu/blog/fixgov/2020/06/19/what-does-defund-the-police-mean-and-does-it-have-merit/

          And here’s Brookings describing all those defunding myths you try to make into a Trumplicant reality: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/how-we-rise/2021/05/19/7-myths-about-defunding-the-police-debunked/

          And before you knicker-knotted tighty whitey rightey’s come unglued one more time, I AM NOT FOR DEFUNDING THE POLICE. While I understand the theory, IMO, having a police unit that only polices hard crime and leaves the soft stuff to other governmental institutions, I feel that will dehumanize police further and, frankly, worsen the situation in the long run. Let the police be trained for these situations so they have handle them as front liners, but know where, when, and how to get further support if needed.

          • Joe Gilbertson

            Sorry Ben, but you have just proven my point. If you are “reallocating or redirecting funding away from the police department to other government agencies funded by the local municipality” that means you are abolishing the police. Unless you expect police officers to drive an Uber at night so they can be cops during the day.

            Saying in with more flowery words, or attributing it to the lofty, bullshitly Brookings Institution does not change the meaning of the words.

            I think Orwell’s doublethink has you firmly in its clutches. And no, I don’t expect you to understand.

        • Craig

          Ben we don’t want you to change. Keep on being a dumbass. It’s funny. And no, the police needs to be left alone. It’s the ghetto trash that causes the trouble Boy

      • Joe Gilbertson

        And what does “defund the police” mean to you?

        To most of us, it means not having police. Are you under the impression that police will work for free?

        • Woody

          If we have no police people could do anything to anyone and nothing would be done about it. Expect for occasional revenge. Imagine being made to watch your wife and kids be brutally raped and the perp says that he’ll be back for more. And the idiot left had managed somehow to get rid of the guns. That’s just one example. Do we really want to go down that road? People couldn’t even run businesses. If you think that smash and grab is bad in California, imagine the entire country being like that. Supplies and medical equipment along with the perks that we take for granted would be gone. Tribal and mob rule would be the way of life. And don’t think that the guns would be completely gone. The gangs running America would have them. Our society would collapse. Again I ask. Do we really want to go down that road? We’ve already seen police stations taken by force and the police ordered by the liberals in charge to stand down. People, we need to get our heads out of our asses and stand up for the police. And start by voting out the freedom hating communists running many of our cities and states. And stay ready for anything

  3. Good Luck

    I support Defunding Abrams . She is not for the People, another democrat that is only in it for herself.

    • Ben

      She’s a fat ape

      • Ben

        ah, calling black’s apes. always a good ice breaker. don’t look behind that screen, no racists here.

        • Ben

          Aha. You think blacks look like apes. I didn’t say that. You did. You racist bastard

          • frank Stetson

            On a thread about Stacey Abrams, Ben said: “She’s a fat ape.” Last I checked, Abrams is black, ergo you called a black person a fat ape. First, how many apes have you seen that are fat? Big, maybe, but fat? But Abrams, a Black American, you not only called fat, but a fat ape. Ergo, you call black people apes.

            Then you blame me for doing what you did merely because I called you out.

            A racist and a coward. Too afraid to admit who you are while having to blame others for your weakness.

  4. Paul

    Are you Ben or Frank. Make up your mind. You posted using both names.

    • Ben

      Ben Franklin….

      • Clara

        More like bend over

        • Ben

          And Clara knows “bend-over.” Right, Rover!

          Stupid shits keep pitching slow balls. .

          • Justin moore

            Get the balls off of your chin

  5. Ben

    This ape happens to be fat

    • Ben

      I was Justin Moore myself. She’s sweet.

      Yes, Abrams is overweight as is: Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Sensenbrenner was a fattie, Barbor was obese and called himself a fat redneck, heck, Trump’s got the biggest ass in politics, that’s why the yuge double-vented suitcoats all the time. Basically, Republicans are one fat assed party that likes fat, votes fat, and believes fat is genetic. Don’t believe me? Here are the fattest states in the Union and how the vote:

      South Carolina, R
      Alaska, R 8.
      Kentucky, R
      Arkansas, R
      Louisiana, R
      Alabama, R
      Iowa, R
      Oklahoma, R
      Mississippi, R
      West Virginia R — the most obese state in the Nation.

      Nonetheless, she is black, she is overweight, you called her a fat ape, now your softening is that she’s a ape that happens to be fat. Talk about needing a clue.

      You sir, are an overt racist, and face it —- you love it.

      But keep it up, keep stepping in it, you are very consistent.

      • Craig

        OMG!!!! You’re checking out Trump’s ass? So you really are a faggot!!! That explains a lot.

        • Ben

          Wait, this started with “balls on chin,” and you’re getting excited about Trump’s huge ass? And anyone who notices is gay? Hmm, sure.

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