Amy Kennedy: Democrats Opposing 'Abolishing' Police Not Doing Enough to 'Address Racism'

Amy Kennedy: Democrats Opposing 'Abolishing' Police Not Doing Enough to 'Address Racism'


Amy Kennedy, the Democrat candidate for New Jersey’s Second Congressional District, said during a virtual meeting that Democrats who oppose defunding or abolishing the police are not doing enough to address racism.

“I’m worried that, um, in our efforts, as, um, Democrats to say, ‘No, no, we don’t support defunding; we’re not abolishing the police,’ that we might, you know, not do enough to address racism in this country,” Kennedy said during a Gloucester County Federation of Democratic Women virtual meeting on September 10.

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This is not the first time that Kennedy has called for defunding southern New Jerseyans’ law enforcement.

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In September, she told the Atlantic City National Association for the Advancement of Colored People,”There’s a lot of merit to what we’re hearing around the country when we talk about how we should be reallocating funds to make healthy communities.”

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