AG Bill Barr blasts calls to defund police as ‘dangerous’

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Attorney General Bill Barr on Monday blasted calls from protesters and activists to defund police departments in the wake of George Floyd’s death – saying in an exclusive interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier that going after entire departments is “wrong” and “dangerous,” Fox News reports.

“The police chiefs, the rank-and-file officers understand the need for change, and there has been a great change,” Barr said in the interview, which airs Monday at 6 p.m. ET on Fox News’ “Special Report with Bret Baier.”

“I think defunding the police, holding the entire police structure responsible for the actions of certain officers is wrong, and I think it is dangerous to demonize police.”

The attorney general referenced a bloody weekend in Chicago that saw “60 to 70 people shot” as a reason for needing to keep police departments funded. Over the last few years, Chicago has been dealing with a scourge of gun violence, with a total of 85 people being shot – 24 fatally – in the last weekend of May.

Democrats, on the other hand, just can’t say ‘no’:

And we have a media that just lies:


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