대표. Yarmuth draws 'defund the police' primary challenger

Democrat state Rep. Attica Scott has officially announced a primary challenge against the Kentucky congressional delegation’s only Democrat, 대표. 존 야무스.

스콧, who dropped her first campaign ad with her announcement Wednesday morning, said Louisvilleneeds a leader who sees its true colors and understands the experiences of all of our neighbors.

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In the ad, the state representative gave her vocal support behind the highly criticized Green New Deal and the decriminalization of pot, and said she and her daughter were the victims of thesystem of incarcerationafter their arrest during a Breonna Taylor protest in September 2020.

Scott and her daughter 했다 체포 on felony rioting charges as well as charges of unlawful assembly and failure to disperse. The charges were later 떨어졌다.

The Kentucky progressive has been an outspoken advocate of defunding the police in the past, vocalizing her support of defunding law enforcement in an NPR 회견 9 월 2020 and claiming that justice ishardlyever servedwhen it’s police officers murdering Black people.

And so we are clear that our call to action is to continue to make sure that the city of Louisville understands that we will not go away, that we will continue to demand the defunding of police and the dismantling of this police department because it’s corrupt from the inside out, from the bottom to the top,” Scott이 말했습니다.. “And it cannot continue to function in the way that it does.

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스콧 reiterated her calls to defund the police in an interview with Slate in March, saying she wants police funds reallocatedto meet the economic and social needs of our community.

Policing is a third of the city of Louisville’s budget,” 그녀가 말했다. “And then we have to dismantle the system of policing.

I do say that very often we have to dismantle the system of policing and then we have to reimagine what community safety looks like for those of us who’ve been on the front lines of justice,” 그녀는 계속했다.

Scott also defended her calls for defunding the police and said Democratic candidates affected by their progressive-wing colleagues’ calls to pull law enforcement funding didn’t have thebackbone” 이기다.

You don’t lose campaigns because I, state Rep. 아티카 스콧, is talking about defunding police and making sure we’re fully funding public education,” Scott said in an interview with Richard French. “You lose your race because of your inability to be effective as a candidate.

Scott has also vehemently supported 환불 그만큼 경찰 여러 번, including claiming that police officers are살인Black Americans.

Louisville has the 35th-largest police force in the nation with almost 1,250 sworn officers, 에 따르면 World Atlas.

추가로, Scott is an opponent of the filibuster and supports the abolition of U.S. 출입국 및 관세 집행 (빙), 요구하는 ICE’s erasure 의 위에 소셜 미디어 여러 번, 게다가.

Neither Scott’s nor Yarmuth’s campaigns responded to Fox News’ requests for comment.

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