Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL) completely trashed the bill that could possibly result in defunding the police and causing them to lose some equipment, or not be able to afford new and improved equipment.

Cammack's husband is a firefighter and SWAT medic and she brings him up in a fired up speech against the police reform bill called "George Floyd Justice in Policing Act."

WATCH as Cammack expresses her concern:



She said, "this bill is named after a man who was murdered by a police officer... The officer responsible should have never been allowed to don a badge and act on behalf of the agency sworn to protect its citizens. He should and is being held accountable... Now, as a member of the first responder family, I can say definitively on behalf of our officers, that there is absolutely nothing — nothing — that a good cop hates more than a bad cop."

Despite Cammack's bold statement, the bill moved on in a vote of 220-212.

This brings us to the big question. Should all cops be punished for the act of one bad apple?

You don't punish an entire classroom of students if one of them acts up, right? No good teacher would do that.

No smart political system should hold the actions of one cop against an entire police force.

Police should be fully funded so they can do their job appropriately, even if that funding pays for training, equipment - whatever it is they need.

Police reform should be about spending the money in a better way, not taking it away and leaving first responders potentially undermanned or without equipment.

We want the police to do a great job, but we should also provide them with the tools and training to do so. I personally think taking money away from them could result in a lack of training and the inability to keep equipment up to date with modern standards.

What good would that do?

Critics had a lot to say about the "defund the police" and crime rates, that's for sure.

The "defund the police" and crime rates story is so PARTISAN it's literally insane.

If you go to any news source that might even be remotely right wing - they often suggest crime will rise. When you go to any site that is remotely left wing, they'll suggest the opposite.

So what is the right answer?

How about this:

We fund jobs appropriately so people can DO the job.

We hold people accountable for when they mess up.

And we do this for, gee, I dunno, EVERY JOB IN THE COUNTRY?

This really ain't that hard to figure out and for some reason, people are making it way more difficult than it needs to be - because of politics.