The legendary actor is currently promoting a film about an unarmed black man being killed by police
Actor Morgan Freeman recently broke away from the Progressive Left during an interview and said that he does not support the movement to snatch money from police departments across the country.
“I’m Not the Least One to Defend the Police,” Freeman said in an interview With Selena Hill of Black Enterprise. “Police’s job is, apart from all the negativity around it, it is very necessary for us to have them and most of them are people who are doing their job. They are going about their day to day work. Some are The police never drew their guns except in anger, that sort of thing. I don’t know.”
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Freeman was promoting his new film, The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain, which centers around the story of an elderly black veteran being killed by police.
Frankie Faison, who co-stars with Freeman in the film and plays the man shot by the police, agreed in an interview with Freeman about the police’s defense.
“Well, I agree with Morgan,” Faison told Hill. “I am certainly not in favor of defending the policemen.”
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Faison also added that Hollywood stars are “treated a little differently by law enforcement than people who belong to normal walks of life.”
“I would like this to stop, I would like all of us to be treated equally,” Faison said.
Earlier this year, Freeman and a criminal justice professor Donation $1 million to the University of Mississippi to set up an evidence-based policing and reform center.
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“Look at the last year in our country – that explains it,” Freeman said in June. “It is time we equip police officers with training and ensuring that ‘law enforcement’ is not defined as just a gun and a stick. Policing should be about the phrase that most are found on law enforcement vehicles.”