Far-left activists allied with Democratic officials are organizing and raising funds to invest large sums of money in the January election in Georgia to “secure the Senate,” with the main goal of “closing all federal prisons” and drastically reducing federal funding for police forces.
One of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter, Patrisse Cullors, launched the BLM PAC in late October. As she reported in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, the PAC’s goal is “to ensure that there are candidates in office who will demonstrate the demands of the streets for the liberation of black and brown communities.
Cullors then went on to promise that the funds will be used to invest in a “strong digital and grassroots strategy in Georgia’s runoff election, as part of the group’s bid to ‘secure the Senate.’”
In the same interview, Cullors commented on the pressure she is putting on Joe Biden and Democrats, seeking allies to pass the controversial Breathe Act.
The legislation, which has the strong backing of ultra-progressive members of The Squad, Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), aims to close all federal prisons, end federal funding for police hiring, abolish immigrant detention centers, and end life imprisonment.
The bill also seeks to end gang databases, establish pilot programs for universal basic income, and grant voting rights and “lifelong education” to all illegal aliens and incarcerated criminals.
Democratic Georgia Senate aspirants Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock have not commented on the Breathe Act, but have repeatedly hinted at their intention to defund the police.
The issue of the Breathe Act and all that it entails is a sensitive one even within the Democratic Party, which is divided over whether or not to promote its desire to defund the police system and reform the prison system in favor of inmates.
Biden himself, considering how radically extreme the law is, and the negative impact it could have on him in an election period, has not yet confirmed his support, but it is a matter of concern that he has not given any indication of rejection either, even when Fox News repeatedly asked for his opinion.
When reading the content of the bill, it is really hard to believe that it has been created out of interest in improving the judicial and penitentiary system. It really denotes a logic dominated by resentment and hatred, disguised by a discourse of “racial equality” and “social justice.”
“Since we can’t stop the criminal justice system, we have to start the work of dismantling the whole system of oppression wherever we find it,” Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Mich.) said, speaking about the Breathe Act, in an interview with Fox News.