According to a poll last year, a third of Generation Z also known as zoomers are in favour of abolishing police. Gen Z generally includes those born in the mid 1990s to 2010. It seems they have been brainwashed by the woke, left-wing politics that dominates social media.
The New York Post explains:
On the surface, young people involved in political activism have good intentions — to fight the evils of racism, misogyny, and homophobia — and feel genuine compassion for the historically underserved. However, in the quest for “justice,” a brewing ideological radicalism and prevailing orthodoxy has swept Gen Z.
Capitalism and all its manifestations are now considered dangerous, while advocating for “socialism” — the new requisite philosophy for entering the cool kid’s club — is viewed positively by 61 percent of Gen Z. A third of young adults polled last year supported abolishing the police — more than any other age group. Blinded by myopic visions of cultural revolution, some young people even justify violence. One poll showed 64 percent of college students agreed that last year’s anti-police “rioting and looting is justified to some degree.”
READ: Politicized, woke and afraid: Gen Z needs to start thinking critically
Of course, other polls have provided different stats. READ: New poll shows very few Americans want to defund police
This poll from Oakland, CA sums up the confusion common in that state. While they agree with the left-wing progressives in theory, they apparently want the police cuts to take place in other people’s neighbourhoods. READ: Poll: Majority In Oakland Support Defunding Police. Same Poll: Majority Want Same Number Of Officers, Or More.
Meanwhile, the vast majority of Blacks want more police funding. Of course, BLM, that claims to speak for Blacks, says they don’t. READ: 81% of Black Americans Want To Maintain or Increase Police Presence in Their Neighborhood
And along that vein. READ: ‘Absurd, Crazy, Ridiculous’: Black Leaders Slam Minneapolis City Council’s Plan To Defund The Police