2022-08-16 12:38:48

"There Are Good Reasons to Defund the FBI. They Have Nothing to Do with Trump": Alex Vitale

"Defund the FBI" is the growing call by Republicans after the FBI searched former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate. Democracy Now! gets a response from Alex Vitale, author of "The End of Policing," who lays out reasons to defund the FBI that have nothing to do with Trump. Vitale reviews the history of the FBI, which he says has "always been a tool of repression of left-wing movements," and calls the FBI investigation into Trump a "short-sighted" attempt to shut down some of the most extreme parts of the right-wing. He uplifts efforts to "reduce the power and scope of the FBI in ways that limit their ability to demonize and criminalize those on the left."

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