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Morgan Freeman rejects defunding the police: 'Most of them' are 'doing their job'

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“I’m not in the least bit for defunding the police,” Freeman said in an interview with Black Enterprise’s Selena Hill. “Police work is, aside from all the negativity around it, it is very necessary for us to have them and most of them are guys that are doing their job. They’re going about their day-to-day jobs. There are some police the never pulled their guns except in rage, that sort of thing. I don’t know.”

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Faison did add that Hollywood stars are “treated a little differently by law enforcement than people who are just of ordinary walks of life.”

Morgan Freeman is seen in Hollywood, California, June 6, 2019.

Morgan Freeman is seen in Hollywood, California, June 6, 2019.
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“I would like for that to stop, I would like for us all to be treated equally,” Faison said.

Earlier this year, Freeman and a criminal justice professor donated $1 million to the University of Mississippi to establish a Center for Evidence-Based Policing and Reform.

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“Look at the past year in our country – that sums it up,” Freeman said in June.  “It’s time we are equipping police officers with training and ensuring ‘law enforcement’ is not defined only as a gun and a stick. Policing should be about that phrase ‘To Serve’ found on most law enforcement vehicles.”

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