Morgan Freeman opposes police defunding, saying, “Police work is absolutely vital.”
Morgan Freeman said it when talking about the film “The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain,” which is about the killing of a 68-year-old Black veteran.
During a recent interview, actor Morgan Freeman stated that he does not support the push to defund police. In an interview with Black Enterprise associate digital editor Selena Hill, Freeman declared, “I’m not in the least bit supporting defunding the police.” “Aside from all the criticism, police work is quite important for us to have, and the most of them are men who are performing their jobs. They’re going about their business as usual. Some cops have never drawn their weapons except in a fit of fury or something like. I’m not sure.” Hill posted the interview on Instagram with Freeman and actor Frankie Faison, who is most known for his appearances as police chief Ervin Burrell in ‘The Wire.’ The discussion was about their new film, ‘The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain,’ which is based on the true tale of a 68-year-old Black veteran who was fatally shot by police inside his house in White Plains, New York. Freeman co-executive produced it. Faison told Hill, “Well, I agree with Morgan.” “I’m not in favor of reducing police money.” News from the Brinkwire After eight women accused Morgan Freeman of sexual harassment, he apologized. I’m heartbroken: Morgan Freeman vehemently denies the charges of sexual assault, but apologizes for’misplaced compliments.’ “Although both Mr. Freeman and Mr. Faison were vocal about the need to stop police violence against Black bodies, they both rejected the idea of ‘defunding the police,'” Hill wrote on Instagram, adding that their response is a “reflection of the movement’s struggle to educate certain parts of our community about what the phrase actually means.” Hill said she is an avid supporter of defunding police and the ideas behind the #AbolishThePolice movement. “What jumps out eventually is how pointless the entire thing was,” Freeman remarked of the film and its subject in an interview with the New York Daily News. This is a home scenario; there are no robbers, no killings, and no criminality at all.” Chamberlain’s LifeAid medical alert necklace was triggered on November 19, 2011, and police arrived at his home and asked that he open his front door. Despite his protests, cops are said to have broken down his door. When Chamberlain charged at them with a knife, he was tasered and then fatally shot, according to police. “Someone has activated his Life Alert system; check it out.” So they go to check it out, and the person says it’s OK, it was fine. Brinkwire News in a Nutshell