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Peters Silent on Defund the Police Movement

John James Calls Movement to Defund Police “Insane”

As protests across Michigan and the nation called for defunding the police, Gary Peters was silent while John James strongly opposed the movement to defund the police.  Democrat Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has supported the defund the police movement along with several protests this weekend, including Lansing, Kalamazoo, Detroit,  and other cities

“As a former Customs Agent, I know how critical police are to safeguarding our communities.  George Floyd’s murder was a terrible tragedy and I am proud of the law enforcement reform passed by the Michigan Senate as a start. While there are bad individuals within the police, the vast majority are brave and honorable men and women who selflessly sign up to safeguard our communities.  We need to support those who protect Michigan neighborhoods.  Calls to defund the police are outrageous and Gary Peters needs to answer whether he supports this extreme movement. Peters’ silence is deafening.” said Laura Cox. 

John James came out right away in an interview with Mlive denouncing proposals to defund police departments as “insane,"

Earlier this week, the James campaign released 2 new ads looking to unify Michigan in the wake of George Floyd’s death.