Hollywood movies and TV shows have become unbearably “woke.”
Entertainment media has leaned Left for years, but the political propaganda is off the charts today.
Now one TV show is pushing a radical anti-police message that left viewers stunned.
The television series All American is the latest show to demonize police officers.
In the episode called The Bigger Picture, a black character named Tamika is killed by presumably racist white cops while sleeping off a hangover on the side of the road.
Olivia, whose mother is the DA, steals the bodycam footage and releases it to the public.
The show cuts away from the footage, but from the audio, the incident escalated in absurd fashion and ended with a gunshot.
After releasing the footage, Olivia goes on a Black Lives Matter-inspired rant:
“[Tamika] dreamt of being an engineer and was headed back to Spelman this fall…But she never made it there because the cops, who are meant to serve and protect, saw her as a ‘y’all,’ as less than. And my label, as the white D.A.’s daughter, likely saved my life in a similar run-in. But her label, as just another black woman in America, cost Tamika hers, and that is unacceptable.”
First, Olivia is biracial – her mother is white and her father is black – so her “privilege” was based on the fact that the police officers ostensibly knew who she was, not on her mother’s skin color.
Second, in the audio of the encounter, the police officers were comically evil, but Tamika also resisted arrest, which is a common theme in almost all of the police shootings that go viral.
“Policing in this country evolved from slave patrols. It never was and it never will be neutral. There has to be a better way to serve and protect. I mean, there has to be a better system that allows us to make mistakes and still get to live, and it’s time to fight for that better system. It is time to burn down the house and rebuild it to look like the non-punitive programs, the community-based violence prevention programs, mental health programs, education. Education, education, education. It’s time to defund the police . . . And it’s time to really get justice for Tamika.”
Leftists have been parroting the talking point that the police evolved from slave patrols, but that’s a lie.
Policing predates slave patrols and goes back millennia.
Its current form is rooted in British common law from the 17th century.
And calls to “defund the police” are not popular at all – a Gallup poll from 2020 showed that 81% of black citizens wanted the same level or more levels of policing in their communities.
The Left talks about new systems of justice, but they can’t explain how they would work.
For example, sending unarmed social workers on calls to deal with violent felons in the midst of a mental health crisis will present its own problems.
The bottom line is that the Left doesn’t have any real solutions – they just want to “burn down the house.”