Stacey Abrams is a queen in grievance politics. There is not an issue that can’t be turned into a claim of racial prejudice or racial discrimination by Abrams. In the second and last debate between Stacey Abrams, the Democrat challenger to Republican incumbent Governor Brian Kemp, Abrams let loose against the 107 county sheriffs who have endorsed Kemp’s re-election as Governor of Georgia.

Kemp frequently points out Abrams’ support for defunding the police, though she has been careful to never explicitly say those words. She calls it “reallocating resources.’ As Governor Kemp points out, it’s the same thing.

“Miss Abrams on CNN got asked the question, would she defund the police? And she said, ‘Yes, we have to reallocate resources.’ That means defunding the police. She proposed in 2018, eliminating cash bail,” Kemp said before repeating his endorsement of 107 county sheriffs across Georgia.

Abrams shot back that she was not a member of the “good ol’ boys club” of 107 sheriffs who, she allegedly, “want to be able to take Black people off the streets, who want to be able to go without accountability.”

She then qualified her statement, saying she didn’t believe “every sheriff wants that.”

“But I do know that we need a governor who believes in both defending law enforcement, but also defending the people of Georgia,” Abrams said.

You’ll notice she is trying to straddle the fence by slamming county sheriffs as racists wanting to take black people off the streets but then qualifies the remark by saying it’s not all sheriffs. What a cowardly approach to her own racist attack. As of May 2022, there are 28 black elected sheriffs in Georgia. Do they want to be able to take black people off the streets, too, and avoid accountability?

Stacey Abrams claims she does not support defunding the police but the people she associates with prove otherwise. She is involved with several left-wing groups and individuals that support anti-police causes. She may not deliver hard line rhetoric on defunding the police but she is paid by the Marguerite Casey Foundation, a left-wing grant-making organization named for the sister of UPS founder Jim Casey. Abrams has received at least $52,500 in income from the organization. She is listed as a board member.

Abrams currently serves as a board member and governor of the Seattle-based Marguerite Casey Foundation, which tweeted #DefundThePolice as recently as March of this year and #AbolishThePolice as recently as February. The foundation hosted an event in early February, titled, “Becoming Abolitionists—A History of Failed Police Reforms & Vision for True Public Safety,” which was moderated by the foundation’s president and CEO, Carmen Rojas.

Rojas, a supporter of the abolitionist movement, donated $7,600 to Abrams’ campaign, the contribution limit for primaries and general elections in Georgia.

Abrams’ campaign said she disagrees with the foundation’s position on defunding the police but Abrams supported the “Answer the Uprising” initiative in May 2021. In February, Rojas, the foundation’s president, said while moderating a discussion on becoming abolitionists that Republicans are “fully funding ethno-nationalism” and “white supremacy” through its support for law enforcement.

“[What] ideological foundations like ours can do is create a more even terrain for that fight – that the opposition is fully funding ethno-nationalism, fully funding patriarchy and White supremacy, like, whole hog, every day funding it,” Rojas said during the Feb. 3 event. “And what we can do at our best, those of us who believe in dreaming, those of us who believe in justice, those of us who are committed to Black liberation – not as an endeavor to keep in our brain, but something that we want to realize in our lifetime – can use resources to do that.”

Rojas supports “prison abolition” to create a just society. So, defund the police and abolish prisons? Good Lord. It doesn’t matter if Abrams actually says the words “defund the police” when she is being paid by a foundation that believes in that recipe for disaster. You can see why Georgia law enforcement are not supporting Stacey Abrams. People are judged by the company they keep.

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