Well known ice cream brand Ben & Jerry’s called for the defunding of the police and the dismantling of the racist U.S. public health system in response to a Monday police shooting in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Late Monday night the company tweeted about the shooting from their official Twitter account, professing serious yet unsubstantiated claims that “white supremacy” was the absolute cause of the shooting that left Daunte Wright dead.  “The murder of [Daunte Wright] is rooted in white supremacy and results from the intentional criminalization of Black and Brown communities,” said the company.  The tweet goes on to profess the unsalvageable nature of U.S. law enforcement institutions, stating, “This system can’t be reformed. It must be dismantled and a real system of public safety rebuilt from the ground up.” Ben and Jerry’s absolute condemnation of U.S. policing came only hours after Write, a 20 year-old black man, was shot and killed in an encounter with the Minnesota police. The incident remains under current investigation, but clearly, that has not kept genuinely interested, not to mention economically interested, parties from tweeting their personal and generalizing opinions. 

via townhall: Following Tragic Shooting, Ben and Jerry’s Immediately Slams ‘White Supremacy’ Policing