This is something that Karen touched on this week, but I wanted to circle back around to it today. If you thought the calls coming from the social justice warriors to abolish ICE and abolish the police were pretty alarming, fasten your seatbelts because 2021 could be bringing us something even worse. Some Black Lives Matter leaders have already begun lobbying for a meeting with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in an effort to get a new agenda item on their plate. They’re pushing a new proposal that was endorsed by “The Squad” (who else?) that would include “a “roadmap for prison abolition.” Known as the BREATHE Act, this sweeping legislation shovels some of the most radical, left-wing wish list items all into one massive package of societal suicide. But the big-ticket item, as I already mentioned, is a “rethinking” of our criminal justice system leading to no longer having any prisons. (Fox News)
Black Lives Matter activists are pressuring Democrats to embrace the BREATHE Act, which includes a section requiring a “roadmap for prison abolition.”
“The BREATHE Act is a legislative love letter to Black people,” BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors wrote in an op-ed for Teen Vogue on Thursday.
Democratic Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts announced the act in July, but it has not been brought before Congress.
One of the more prominent voices pushing for this bit of insanity is Patrisse Cullors, a name that pops up frequently in discussions involving BLM. As she told the Hollywood Reporter, this plan “provides for full decarceration of federal detention facilities within 10 years and enacts a moratorium on all new federal prison, jail, immigrant and youth detention construction.”