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Two Days After a Criminal Ambushes and Kills Two Texas Cops, Austin Slashes Its Police Budget
pjmedia.com ^ | 7/13/2020 | Bryan Preston

Posted on 07/14/2020 12:04:38 PM PDT by rktman

Austin’s city council voted this afternoon to slash $11.3 million from the city’s police budget.

Note the tone in this piece, which is supposed to be a news story from local station KVUE:

The proposed budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year of $4.2 billion – the same size as last year’s – adjusts to new fiscal constraints and community expectations, with focused investments in core programs and City infrastructure, according to the city manager’s office. The proposed $1.1 billion general fund budget supports re-imagining public safety through a reallocation of police funding to health, housing, and other critical social services. The capital budget includes $1.2 billion in planned spending.

That’s not a news story, it’s a press release.

How does this city budget “adjust to fiscal constraints” if it’s the same size as last year’s? Only if spending increases are always uncritically assumed, which of course they are.

This budget includes a “re-imagining of public safety,” which has been deteriorating for the past year since the city council and Mayor Steve Adler allowed homeless camping just about everywhere except city hall. Crime was rising before the coronavirus plague and the violent protests. It has only worsened since.

The “re-imagining” (a loathsome term that deserves to be tossed into the dustbin of history) includes opportunistic shifting of public money away from public safety and toward the left’s pet projects.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Philosophy; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: austin; bidenvoters; budget; dumbassedness; police; steveadler; texas
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Searched with no results. Re-imagine getting to throat punch one of these assclowns. Butt, austin....................
1 posted on 07/14/2020 12:04:38 PM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman

Amazing how all of a sudden democRAT run cities can find something to cut from their “budget”


2 posted on 07/14/2020 12:08:52 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: rktman

Gotta get rid of the cops, they took an oath to uphold the constitution. Next will come the military who take an oath of enlistment to uphold the constitution. The country is under attack, that much is clear. Classify them as domestic enemies and take ‘em out before it’s too late.

Law Enforcement Oath of Honor

“On my honor,
I will never betray my badge,
my integrity, my character,
or the public trust.
I will always have the courage
to hold myself and others
accountable for our actions.
I will always uphold the Constitution,
the community,
and the agency I serve,
so help me God.”

Miltary Oath of Enlistment

I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.” (Title 10, US Code; Act of 5 May 1960 replacing the wording first adopted in 1789, with amendment effective 5 October 1962).


3 posted on 07/14/2020 12:11:31 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (As long as Hillary Clinton remains free equal justice under the law will never exist in the USA)
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To: rktman

well, it makes sense.
if Austin gets rid of its cops, then it won’t have any more cops for the BLM-SorozNazi-Islamic-other criminals to kill

the nice commies running the city of Austin are saving lives, right?

/s


4 posted on 07/14/2020 12:12:33 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (Politicians are not born, theyÂ’re excreted. Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 to 43 BCE))
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To: unixfox

That is so true. Hopefully, and this is awful to say, but I hope that every one of these democRAT idiots, their families and the people that voted them into office comes face to face with someone bent on doing them harm, possibly succeeding and they call the police and crickets.....


5 posted on 07/14/2020 12:13:36 PM PDT by southernindymom ( IT)
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To: rktman

“re-imagining public safety”

They love that crap.


6 posted on 07/14/2020 12:14:09 PM PDT by dljordan
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To: rktman

Follow the drug money.


7 posted on 07/14/2020 12:14:15 PM PDT by Williams (Stop Tolerating The Intolerant)
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To: faithhopecharity

Think how awesome SXSW would be with no LEO bothering folks. NOT!


9 posted on 07/14/2020 12:16:09 PM PDT by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: rktman

Kneecap...


10 posted on 07/14/2020 12:19:16 PM PDT by rrrod (6)
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To: rrrod

Nancy’d? Or Kerrigan’d?


11 posted on 07/14/2020 12:23:14 PM PDT by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: rktman

To borrow another tired aphorism, only tards use the term “re-imagining”

;’}


12 posted on 07/14/2020 12:23:46 PM PDT by rockrr ( Everything is different now...)
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To: rktman

You don’t imagine public safety, you create it or enforce it from the barrel of a gun if needed.


13 posted on 07/14/2020 12:24:39 PM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: rktman

Austin, the shit hole of Texas.


14 posted on 07/14/2020 12:24:55 PM PDT by Bullish (CNN is what happens when 8th graders run a cable network.)
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To: rktman

If I were a cop in one of these fascist run cities, I’d quit and hire out for private security....for a conservative enterprise.


15 posted on 07/14/2020 12:25:42 PM PDT by G Larry (There is no merit in compromising with the Devil.)
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This budget includes a “re-imagining of public safety,” which has been deteriorating for the past year since the city council and Mayor Steve Adler allowed homeless camping just about everywhere except city hall. Crime was rising before the coronavirus plague and the violent protests. It has only worsened since.

16 posted on 07/14/2020 12:25:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: unixfox

“Amazing how all of a sudden democRAT run cities can find something to cut from their “budget””

The police budget gets cut and the money goes into social services.
Reality sets in and the sane folks demand more cops but there’s no money for that anymore because a social program can never be cut.

HUGE tax increases.


17 posted on 07/14/2020 12:26:26 PM PDT by READINABLUESTATE
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To: faithhopecharity

austin may not have to get rid of their cops, i would suspect many will be leaving on their own


18 posted on 07/14/2020 12:28:33 PM PDT by STUDABAKER (resist the resisters)
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To: READINABLUESTATE

You can bet the money the cut isn’t going to social services needs anytime soon....at least not until everybody at the top takes their cut.


19 posted on 07/14/2020 12:29:59 PM PDT by caww
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To: rktman
There's something about urban areas that makes people stupid. Maybe too much contact with others dumbs you down.
20 posted on 07/14/2020 12:30:23 PM PDT by Vision (Obama corrupted, sought to weaken and fundamentally change America; he didn't plan on being stopped.)
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