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Spike Lee Explains What He Thinks of Calls to Defund the Police - Watch (Video)

Spike Lee Explains What He Thinks of Calls to Defund the Police - Watch (Video)

Spike Lee is explaining his interpretation of a popular call to “Defund the Police” amid protests globally against systemic racism and police brutality.

The BlacKkKlansman director spoke out on the Off The Rails show on SiriusXM’s TODAY Show Radio on Tuesday (June 9).

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“Now it gets tricky when they say ‘defund the police’ because people are not thinking like ‘we don’t need police officers.’ We need police!” he said.

“Let the record state, I’m telling my brother Al Roker we need police, but we need a police system that is just. And it’s so hard with the police unions. I mean they protect their guys, they protect that blue no matter what. And so that has to be dealt with…they have to be careful with the words because already this guy is running with that. You know the guy I’m talking about. Agent Orange. And again, he’s trying to twist the narrative like they did with Kaepernick and the kneeling – trying to say that was about disrespecting the flag, but that wasn’t it at all. We’ve got to be careful what we say because one or two wrong words, they’ll twist that thing around and the narratives change. I don’t think people are saying we don’t need police at all, but ‘defund the police’ – I think there [could] be better terminology.”

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