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  • Intruder with knife, boy being held: No Portland police response for 1 hour, 36 minutes

    Intruder with knife, boy being held: No Portland police response for 1 hour, 36 minutes
  • Just-Laid-Off Minneapolis Police Officer Looks On Helplessly As Rioters Burn Down City Council Members' Homes

    09/17/2020 3:47:35 PM PDT · by DFG · 27 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 09/17/2020
    Lieutenant Chris Gastelum was laid off yesterday by the Minneapolis Police Department after the city council voted to defund the police. As he was walking home, he saw, by chance, some rioters throwing Molotov cocktails at the homes of several city council members. But, sadly, he was powerless to do anything, as he'd just turned in his gun and badge. "Help, officer -- they're burning down my house!" screamed a city council member. "Oh, shoot! Sorry! Would love to help but they couldn't afford me anymore," Gastelum said. One rioter paused, worried he would be arrested. "Oh, no, sir, go...
  • Police are nowhere to be seen: Alarmed Minneapolis City Council Demands Answers From Police Chief

    09/17/2020 12:14:37 PM PDT · by sevinufnine · 51 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 09/17/2020 | Chris Jewers
    Just 2 months after voting to DISMANTLE the police and SLASH its budget, city council members pressed the department's chief over a surge in crime prompting a GOP candidate to slam the laymakers as hypocrites. 'Residents are asking, where are the police?' Council Member Jamal Osman said on Tuesday, adding that calls to the police department from constituents have gone unanswered. 'That is the only public safety option they have at the momment. MPD. They rely on MPD. And they are saying they are nowhere to be seen.' Osman and other council members questioned police Chief Medaria Arradondo on Tuesday...
  • Chinese Communist Party Floats ‘Defund The U.S. Military’ Campaign For U.S. Left To Adopt

    09/13/2020 12:45:02 PM PDT · by rxsid · 10 replies ^ | 09.13.2020 | NATALIE WINTERS
    Chinese Communist Party Floats ‘Defund The U.S. Military’ Campaign For U.S. Left To AdoptThe commentary, appearing in Chinese Communist Party-run media outlet China Global Television Network (CGTN), appropriated the American left’s “defund the police” slogan to apply to the military. The op-ed – “Defunding the Military is a Necessary Step for U.S.’ Climate Reckoning” – justifies the claim by insisting America’s military is “one of the largest polluters on the planet.” In reality, China overwhelmingly dominates the world in its pollution of air and water. CGTN, therefore, demands that defunding both the military and police are “in order” in the...
  • 2 former DCFS workers who oversaw AJ Freund case arrested on felony charges

    09/11/2020 11:38:37 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 7 replies
    WAND17 TV news ^ | 9/11/2020
    (WAND) - Two former Illinois Department of Children and Family Services employees who oversaw AJ Freund's case are now facing felony charges. Little Andrew “AJ” Freund was found wrapped in plastic and buried in a remote area in the northwest suburb of Woodstock, just miles from the Crystal Lake home where his parents had reported the boy missing the week before. Before his death, AJ had extensive contact with the child welfare agency. In Dec. 2019, the department confirmed employees Carlos Acosta and his supervisor Andrew Polovin left the agency after a lengthy internal investigation. Acosta, 54 of Woodstock, and...
  • Texas cop group puts up billboards on interstate near Austin warning drivers to 'enter at your own risk' after the city cut $150 million in funding from police department

    09/11/2020 10:10:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 11, 2020 | Harriett Alexander
    Motorists driving into Austin, Texas are now greeted by series of billboards warning: 'Austin Police Defunded, Enter At Your Own Risk!' The signs have been placed at the entrances to the city by the Texas Municipal Police Association. It came after Austin's City Council voted to cut the police budget by $150 million - about 34 per cent of its current total.
  • San Antonio woman pushing for police reform arrested for child abandonment

    09/09/2020 8:36:59 PM PDT · by Dominic01 · 18 replies
    News 4 San Antonio ^ | Wednesday, September 9th 2020 | Gerald Tracy
    SAN ANTONIO - The founder of local activist group, Reliable Revolutionaries, who is pushing for police reform has been arrested for child abandonment. Bexar County deputies were called out to the 7600 block of Fishers Path Wednesday evening for a call regarding children being home alone. Once at the home, they found an 8-year-old and 2-year-old child looking out from the upstairs window. Deputies say they asked where their parents were when the older child opened the window to talk to them. The child said his mother, identified now as Jourdyn Parks, was out but would return. Deputies contacted child...
  • Al Sharpton Says ‘Latte Liberals’ Want to Defund the Police

    09/08/2020 5:11:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 8, 2020 | Kenneth Garger
    The Rev. Al Sharpton on Tuesday slammed the nationwide call to defund the police as a “latte liberal” ideology. Sharpton made the comments on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” during a discussion about policing and a recent spate of violence in the Big Apple. “To take all policing off is something that I think a latte liberal may go for as they sit around the Hamptons discussing this as some academic problem,” Sharpton said.
  • WATCH: Biden claims that Trump is the one who wants to defund Police

    09/08/2020 10:54:13 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 27 replies
    NT ^ | 09-08-20 | J.C McCallum
    Biden is now claiming this morning that he doesn’t want to defund the police, that it’s Trump who wants to do it: Biden is asked about an ad that claims he wants to defund police, and Biden responds that it’s really Trump who wants to defund them, not him. But he was asked by a disabled man in an interview two months ago if he would agree to redirect funding from the police to other areas and he said adamantly YES.
  • How Democrats Recreated the Middle Ages in America’s Cities

    09/08/2020 7:19:09 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Sep 8, 2020 | Don Feder
    And they want you to pay for it. When it comes to federal aid, all Democratic mayors (backed by Democrat governors) are saying is: Don’t ask questions. Don’t expect accountability, or concern for public safety or the national interest. Just keep the money flowing. The happy combination of ideology and gross incompetence which characterizes the administrations of most Blue cities has led to the current crisis. The president has asked Attorney General William Barr to see if some federal funding can be withheld from cities that have allowed Antifa and Black Lives Matter to run rampant while crime rates soar....
  • Defund the Police

    09/07/2020 4:25:50 PM PDT · by upchuck · 16 replies
    SEPTEMBER 7, 2020 Yeah. Here’s an idea whose time has come. Let’s defund the police. What’s amazing is how many people have bought into this BS. Not just criminals but others as well. This is like the sheep getting rid of the sheepdogs because the wolves have convinced them they are bad. Of course, the Dimocrats are all for this. Remember, the Dimocrat Party is a crime syndicate masquerading as a political party so naturally they are all for this idiotic notion. And what do the liberals want to replace the police with? An army of social workers. 911: what’s...
  • Trump orders Feds to begin defunding New York, Portland, Seattle and other ‘lawless cities’…

    09/02/2020 8:38:04 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 29 replies
    Citizen Free Press ^ | 9/2/2020 | Kane
    The feud between Trump and liberal cities which encourage protests which seeking to defund the police escalated sharply on Wednesday, when the President ordered the federal government to begin the process of defunding New York City, Portland, Seattle and Washington, cities where officials allowed “lawless” protests and cut police budgets amid rising violent crime. In a five-page memo sent to federal agencies on Wednesday whose subject is “Reviewing Funding to State and Local Government Recipients of Federal Funds That Are Permitting Anarchy, Violence, and Destruction in American Cities” and signed by Trump, the president orders them to report to the...
  • Trump: "People forget about Ferguson" under Obama...

    08/31/2020 7:30:26 PM PDT · by Freeleesy · 9 replies
    Just watching Trump on Laura Ibgraham, FNC.It's an answer to liberal propagandists arguing that "it's under Trump's watch..." Interesting to note. Ferguson, is closely pronounced as FORGETTING in German...
  • Brooklyn Man Who Shot, Stabbed NYPD Officers, Indicted .Bodycam Video Released

    08/31/2020 1:28:00 PM PDT · by Freeleesy · 12 replies
    ABC NY ^ | August 26, 2020
    BROOKLYN (WABC) -- A federal grand jury in Brooklyn returned an indictment Wednesday against a Bosnian national seen on video in a June knife attack on NYPD officers. Dzenan Camovic, 21, of Flatbush, is charged with attempted aggravated murder and other charges for allegedly stabbing a police officer in the neck, taking the injured officer's gun, using it to shoot the officer's partner in the hand, and also firing it at responding police officers, wounding a third officer
  • Support for Black Lives Matter Dropped 13 Points in Wisconsin in One Poll — Before Shooting of Jacob Blake and Riots

    New polling suggests support for Black Lives Matter dropped by 13 points in Wisconsin between June and early August — while a net positive approval rating of +25 completely evaporated. The survey data collected by Marquette Law School indicated 48 percent of Wisconsin residents surveyed between August 8-9 approved of Black Lives Matter, with 48 percent saying they disapproved. That was a shift from 61 percent who said they approved between June 14-18, next to 36 percent who said they disapproved. The data was released on Wednesday, but collected before the August 23 shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Rioting in subsequent...
  • Buffalo Considering Defunding Police, Its Murder Rate is Up 71%

    08/24/2020 7:56:13 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 48 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | Mon Aug 24, 2020 | Daniel Greenfield
    Great plan, guys.  The Buffalo Common Council is seeking community input on a "defunding the police" questionnaire. What could go wrong? Shootings in Buffalo are up 71 percent compared to last year, Buffalo Police say. These statistics come as the entire nation is seeing an uptick in crime. Buffalo Police say 199 people have been shot since the first day of the year. 120 of those have been since June 1. Official spokespeople are blaming the pandemic. But the virus isn't making people shoot anyone.  Black Lives Matter race riots however have spread violence and the Democrat collusion with the racist hate...
  • Biden says Trump seeks to 'defund the police' -- through proposed cuts

    08/23/2020 12:37:10 PM PDT · by Blogger · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/23/2020 | Brie Stimson
    President Trump is the one who wants to “defund the police,” Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden asserted during an interview Friday. "I don't want to defund police departments. I think they need more help, they need more assistance,” Biden told ABC News for a wide-ranging interview airing Sunday that also includes Biden's running mate, U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. Biden accused the president of proposing cuts to programs that support local police, in sharp contrast to the Republican incumbent's campaign-trail rhetoric. Harris also stressed that voters should watch the president's actions rather than listen to his words. "There is so...
  • Canceled cadet class would have been Austin Police Department’s most diverse group ever, APA says

    08/18/2020 1:56:22 PM PDT · by matt04 · 12 replies
    The now-canceled APD 144th cadet class would have been the first one where more than half of graduates were minorities, the Austin Police Association says. Earlier this week, Austin City Council voted to change the city’s 2020-21 budget — resulting in around $150 million of Austin Police Department’s funding being transitioned to other public health and safety areas. Austin City Council approves budget, yearlong process of moving $150M out of APD The APA says it was recently provided with the number of the class’ racial makeup, saying that 51% were minorities. The numbers indicate that it would have been APD’s...
  • Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich Celebrates Austin’s Move to Defund Police

    08/17/2020 1:11:41 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 16 2020 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich once again used his press availability to launch into politics instead of basketball, as he heaped praise upon Austin, Texas, after their recent vote to defund the police. The coach then went on a rant about how “racist” Trump is because of what Popovich thinks is “voter suppression.” During his comments, Popovich waxed ecstatic that the City of Austin is moving to slash a third of its police department budget and added that he hopes his hometown of San Antonio would do the same, according to San Antonio’s KENS Channel 5. Popovich was asked...
  • Police Officer Ties One On

    08/17/2020 4:46:03 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 8-17-20 | MOTUS
    We’ve had our fill of “Bad Cop” stories from the media, how about a “Good Cop” story for a change? This is from my neighboring Michigan community of Novi. And here’s the news part: the Black guy didn’t even accuse him of trying to put a noose around his neck! Maybe there is hope for racist America after all. I know it’s really, really hot out there in the West so do your best to stay cool. Even though Squad member Ayanna-Bald-is-Beautiful-Pressley has called you to the barricades: “You know, there needs to be unrest in the streets for as...