The Misadventures of Moscow Mitch: Forward Kentucky: Mitch McConnell is defunding the police.

By MARSHALL WARD

What do you think of when you hear the word “police”? A badge? A traffic ticket? A neighborhood patrol? There is much more to “policing” in a democracy.

Mitch McConnell is “clutching his pearls while having a fainting spell” over the phrase defund the police, and has faked outrage over protesters pushing public officials to reevaluate the nation’s police budgets. In fact, he would have us believe he loves law enforcement and “the police.”

But here’s the thing – even as he is waxing indignant about the calls for justice when it comes to law enforcement, he has eagerly pushed to defund the “police” charged with protecting us from the world’s most dangerous and powerful corporate criminals.

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