Actor Morgan Freeman Breaks with Progressives, Smacks Down ‘Defund Police’ Movement, Refuses to Demonize Cops

Legendary Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman is known for supporting leftists in politics.

He donated $1 million to a pro-Barack Obama Super PAC in 2012.

He endorsed Joe Biden in 2020.

However, Freeman isn’t afraid to speak up about his beliefs, even if it means rejecting the radical left-wing agenda of many Democrats.

While promoting a new film about an unarmed Black man being killed by police, Freeman did an interview with Black Enterprise’s Selena Hill.

“I’m not in the least bit for defunding the police,” Freeman said.

“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,” he continued.

“They’re going about their day-to-day jobs,” he said.

“There are some police the never pulled their guns except in rage, that sort of thing,” he added. “I don’t know.”

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The movie is titled “The Killing Of Kenneth Chamberlain.”

Co-star Frankie Faison agreed with Freeman. Faison plays the man shot by police.

“Well, I agree with Morgan,” Faison responded.

“I’m certainly not in favor of defunding policemen.”

Other celebrities, such a left-wing Hollywood actor Will Smith, have disagree with Morgan Freeman.

Will Smith supports the “defund the police” movement, but suggested it should be promoted in a different, less threatening way.

“Defund the police” turns people off, Smith argued.

“‘Defund the police’ doesn’t get it done, no matter how good the ideas are,” he continued.

“I’m not saying we shouldn’t defund the police,” he continued.

“I’m saying, just don’t say that, because then people who would help you won’t.”

He added: “I would love if we would just say ‘Defund the bad police.’”

Many people outside of Hollywood who hope to help poor communities have actually called for more police, not less.

Less police would likely hurt poor communities disproportionally because they have less access to private security and protection.

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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.”

“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.

“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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