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Stacey Abrams: Defund police debate a ‘false choice idea’

Asked whether or not defunding the police was vital, Democratic activist Stacey Abrams mentioned it was a “false choice idea.”

Ms. Abrams, a failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate who has campaigned for the Democratic vice-presidential nomination, informed ABC that folks have to keep away from getting slowed down within the rhetoric of defunding police amid nationwide protests about policing and racial justice.

“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,” Ms. Abrams mentioned. “And that’s the conversation we’re having: We’ll use different language to describe it, but fundamentally we must have reformation and transformation.”

Ms. Abrams mentioned it’s time for Americans to take accountability and have accountability for actions taken earlier within the nation’s historical past and mentioned the “day of reckoning is going to continue until we actually make change.”

Ms. Abrams has overtly expressed her want to function presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s operating mate, however Ms. Abrams mentioned final week that she acquired no calls from Mr. Biden’s workforce relating to the operating mate position.

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