A far-left writer for millennial-targeted news site Mic.com urged readers to not call the police, ever, because it “could get someone killed.”
Senior writer Jack Smith IV wrote a piece related to the death of Seattle mother Charleena Lyles, a mentally ill woman who was holding two knives when officers arrived at her home.
Lyles was shot and killed by the officers after refusing to drop the weapons.
“What if instead of calling men and women with guns to deal with routine problems like loud neighbors, or public breakdowns by those with mental health crises, we mediated these crises on our own?” Smith writes.
Smith says “cutting the police out of conflict resolution” would avoid “violent outbreaks.”
He goes on to lament that most Americans are “left with two options: attempt to deal with the issue on their own, or call the police.”
“Think carefully,” he implores.
You can read Smith’s column at Mic.com.