Since policing is a problem, the police should be removed from communities altogether, according to Black Lives Matter founder Alicia Garza.
Garza argued that the United States gives too much respect to police officers, explaining that when police do wrong, a few bad cops are blamed, rather than a "corroded and corrupt system."
"Quite frankly, many of our [Black Lives Matter] members are continuing to investigate what it would mean to have police-free communities. I think what we've continued to see over time is that no moral appeal is actually stopping the deaths of black people, whether they be armed or unarmed." Garza told Complex.
I believe BLM is the most audaciously lying social movement I have seen in my forty-some years as a lawyer and law professor. The murder rate got cut by more than half in the two decades (1992-2012) in which the number of police in this country rose substantially. Since blacks are disproportionately murder victims, they were disproportionately beneficiaries of the decreased murder rate.