Sociologist and Former Baltimore Cop on Cutting Police: That's NOT 'Saving Black Lives'

Sociologist and Former Baltimore Cop on Cutting Police: That's NOT 'Saving Black Lives'


The ‘defund the police’ movement gaining momentum in one Left-wing city after another in the wake of the George Floyd incident isn’t going to do anything but harm the very ‘persons of color’ backers claim it will help.

That’s the verdict of Peter Moskos, a Harvard-educated sociologist and professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, as well as a former Baltimore police officer.

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In an interview with Spiked, Moskos decried the “Black Lives Matter” movement insofar as its supporters also back “defund police” efforts because if they come to fruition, black people and others living in hard-pressed minority communities in the cities will suffer from dramatic increases in violent crime.

“If the goal is to save black lives, it’s not working. If the goal is to get rid of police, it’s working,” Moskos, who describes himself as a “pro-cop liberal,” said. 

The outlet adds: 

In the wake of the brutal police killing of George

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