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  • Here's some of the Democrat-run cities Biden refuses to condemn that are defunding the police

    07/23/2021 12:03:41 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 8 replies
    Tommy Pigott (@TommyPigott) Tweeted: Here's some of the Democrat-run cities Biden refuses to condemn that are defunding the police: New York Philadelphia Washington, D.C. Baltimore Los Angeles San Francisco Minneapolis Seattle Portland, Oregon Austin, Texas Hartford, Connecticut Oakland, California h
  • Many Big-City Democrat Mayors Defunded Police While Spending Heavily on Their Security Details, Watchdog Finds

    07/21/2021 3:56:13 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 2 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | July 20, 2021 | Mark Tapscott
    Democratic mayors in 20 of the nation’s 25 biggest cities slashed police department budgets and positions even as they spent millions of tax dollars on their own security details, according to data obtained by a government watchdog. [Snip] In San Francisco, for example, the costs of the security detail protecting Mayor London Breed and other city officials spiraled from $1.7 million in 2015 to $2.6 million in 2020. Breed has proposed shifting $120 million from the city’s police department to mental health and workforce training programs. City officials declined to say how many officers are assigned to the security details,...
  • Criminalizing Police Becomes Law in Illinois

    07/11/2021 2:56:03 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    Chicago Contrarian ^ | July 9, 2021 | Martin Preib
    Legislation proves once again Chicago, Illinois, lead the revolt against the American Republic Other cities and states run by Democrats have learned a valuable lesson from the Illinois General Assembly in the war on police: Defunding is not the only way to undermine local police departments. An equally effective method is merely to criminalize them through the abuse of the legislative process. This is exactly what took shape in Chicago on July 1, a date ironically close to the anniversary of the country’s birth and taking effect when the daily violence in the city, particularly murder, has generated shock and...
  • January 6 is a Stalking Horse for Government Power Grabs

    07/08/2021 5:07:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | July 8, 2021 | Laura Hollis
    As the nation limps out of the COVID-19 pandemic, many Americans assume that we are also leaving behind the serious -- and in some cases, shocking -- power grabs that government leaders insisted were necessary to "defeat the virus." The headlines suggest otherwise. A number of trends have emerged, the confluence of which should concern all Americans who love this country and value their freedom. First and foremost is the obsession with characterizing the Jan. 6 riot in the Capitol as an "insurrection." Like so much else the American public has been told in recent years, this is a "narrative"...
  • In Atlanta, a glimpse of why ‘defund the police’ has faltered

    07/07/2021 9:40:00 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Jul 2021 | Patrick Jonsson
    For Risaiah Osborne, a 20-something student who lives near where Mr. Brooks was killed, gunfire has been a weekly occurrence outside his home. “The more I think about this, I think we need to change American culture more than we need to change the cops,” he says. “If you think about sports, it feels like this country is a losing team right now. It’s not the players who need to be changed. It’s the culture and the values of the team.” “‘Defund the police’ was a slogan that really backfired ... because across the country – not only in Atlanta...
  • At least 150 people were killed by gun violence in more than 400 shootings across the country during the Fourth of July weekend (Biden's America)

    07/05/2021 10:15:36 PM PDT · by Humane1 · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | July 5, 2021
    At least 150 people were killed by gun violence in more than 400 shootings across the country during the Fourth of July weekend as major cities nationwide confront a surge in violent crime, according to data compiled by the Gun Violence Archive
  • Jen Psaki doubles down on claims REPUBLICANS want to defund the police - but doesn't name GOP members responsible - after Ted Cruz compared it to 'OJ saying he will help find the real killer'

    06/30/2021 11:50:38 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 01 2021
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki doubled down on her claims the Republicans are responsible for defunding the police during her briefing on Wednesday. Psaki was asked a follow-up on remarks she made Monday that GOP members essentially wanted to swipe funds from law enforcement across the country by voting against President Biden's $1.9trillion American Rescue Plan. Fox News' Peter Doocy asked her: 'You mentioned at the last briefing that you think Republicans wanted to defund the police because they did not support the American Rescue Plan. Which Republican ever said that they did not like the American Rescue Plan...
  • The Morning Briefing: Democrats' Cop-Hating 'Defund the Police' Failure Is Complete

    06/30/2021 6:16:04 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 30 June 2021 | Stephen Kruiser
    When one has been active in and writing about American politics as long as I have — especially as an avowed partisan — one puts together quite the list of reasons to not trust the other side. When I first got involved in political activism, I wasn’t as given to sweeping generalizations as I am now. That’s on the Democrats, not on me. While there are many big issues that the Democrats have been very wrong about for many years, they have gotten really, really wrong about almost everything since the beginning of the Obama era. That, for me, is...
  • On Chicago: SCC Asks: Had Enough Yet

    06/29/2021 8:41:05 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 16 replies
    SCC Second City Cop ^ | June 29, 2021 | SCC
    Reaping the Whirlwind We used to do a feature for the New Year every so often. We'd make predictions about the upcoming year – local, state, national politics, some sports stuff, some off-the-wall things. It was entertaining. We also used to do a regular weekend prediction (centered around the holidays), predicting the maimings and killings that seem to infect Chicago on a regular basis. We drew upon the experience of multiple decades working multiple Districts not only of our writers, but our friends, acquaintances and readers. Statistics are an interesting field of study, and not to brag, but we spent...
  • Oakland Diverts $17 Million From Police Budget

    06/28/2021 11:27:09 AM PDT · by LuciusDomitiusAutelian · 40 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 06/27/2021 | IVAN PENTCHOUKOV
    The City Council of Oakland, California, approved a budget on June 24 that will redirect $17.4 million from its police department to other programs over the course of two years. The Council voted 7–2 to adopt the plan, which will direct the funds to a violence prevention program, according to CBSN Bay Area. The council’s website wasn’t yet updated with the vote tally on June 27. The funding diversion was approved amid a surge in violent crimes in the area, including a mass shooting at Lake Merritt the weekend before the vote.
  • White Progressives Shocked To Learn Black And Latino Voters Don’t Share Their Radical ‘Defund The Police’ Views

    06/27/2021 9:36:34 AM PDT · by AnotherUnixGeek · 16 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | Jun 26, 2021 | Ashe Schow
    The New York Times was forced to admit what has been obvious for a while: Minority communities don’t support progressives’ radical views on criminal justice.
  • Portland, Oregon leaders walk tightrope between calls to defund police, escalating violence

    06/27/2021 9:36:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    NBC 'News' ^ | 6/27/21 | Alicia Victoria Lozano, Gabe Gutierrez
    After a year of protests sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the city of Portland, Oregon, is grappling with an increasingly disgruntled police force amid an uptick in violent crime and continued calls to defund law enforcement agencies. City leaders have scrambled to address both staffing shortages within the police department and reform demands by activists, walking a tightrope between those calling for a return to the status quo and others pushing for a demilitarized police department. Last week, 50 police officers who volunteered for the city’s specialized crowd control unit resigned en masse, citing a lack...
  • Let’s see a social worker do this…

    06/09/2021 9:53:22 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 21 replies
    citizens free press ^ | june 9 2021 | Kane
    To say that I can watch this all day on repeat is an understatement. — Marina Medvin 🇺🇸 (@MarinaMedvin) June 8, 2021
  • Maya Wiley wants to defund the NYPD — while her home is protected by private security patrol

    06/07/2021 5:07:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 7, 2021 | Julia Marsh, Craig McCarthy and Bruce Golding
    Democratic mayoral candidate Maya Wiley wants to cut $1 billion from the NYPD’s budget — at the same time her home is being protected by a private security patrol in her Brooklyn neighborhood. Wiley — who on Sunday clashed with rival Eric Adams over her plan to defund the police if elected — claimed in December that she thought the private security was “ridiculous and we shouldn’t have it.” But she said her life partner, Harlan Mandel, began paying the annual fees without her knowledge to the Prospect Park South Charitable Trust to fund a guard who drives around the...
  • Atlanta councilman running for mayor who voted for 'Defund the Police' measure is dragged down the road and almost killed by kids as young as seven who stole his Mercedes during day

    05/27/2021 10:02:03 AM PDT · by DFG · 42 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 05/27/2021 | Holden Walter-Warner
    A councilman in Atlanta who backs the 'Defund the Police' movement and is running for mayor, was dragged from his car while it was being stolen Wednesday at an event. Antonio Brown was the victim of a carjacking months after he voted for an ordinance that would've withheld tens of millions of dollars from the police. The incident happened as Atlanta deals with a crime surge, with murders up 59 percent and car thefts up 25 percent from a year ago, as of May 22. There have been 54 murders in Atlanta compared to 34 at this time in 2020,...
  • Defunding police? Town takes action, and discovers consequences. Now review options for reviving department

    05/25/2021 3:40:12 PM PDT · by Humane1 · 23 replies
    wnd ^ | May 25, 2021
    WND Staff By WND Staff "Defund the police" has been a common battle cry of Marxists and Democrats across America over the last year as several cases have developed in which there have been accusations of police misbehavior
  • Texas Governor Greg Abbott vows to sign bill that will STOP cities from defunding police

    05/24/2021 11:35:36 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 24 2021 | SNEJANA FARBEROV
    Texas Governor Greg Abbott has vowed to sign a bill into law that would punish the state's largest cities if they decide to follow Austin and 'defund' their local police departments. In a tweet sent out on Sunday, the Republican governor cited a shooting incident in Austin, where it allegedly took police officers 16 minutes to respond to the crime scene and render aid to a person who had been shot in the head. 'This is what defunding the police looks like,' Abbott wrote. 'Austin is incapable of timely responding to a victim shot in the head.'
  • Mayor of St. Louis claims having 'more police doesn't prevent crime' after cutting $4million from the department's budget and pledging to close notorious prison despite the city being the murder capital of America

    05/23/2021 11:51:51 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 22 replies
    The mayor of St. Louis says having more cops won't prevent crime, and she's used her first month in office to introduce controversial reforms including defunding the police. Tishaura Jones, who is the first black woman ever elected to serve as mayor of St. Louis, approved a $4million cut in the police budget as her city experienced the highest levels of violent crime in half a century last year. The 49-year-old Jones assumed office on April 20 after running on a platform that includes an end to St. Louis’ ‘arrest and incarcerate’ model of policing - even as her city...
  • Subscription Law Enforcement Service Piloted In LA Amid Defunding Police

    05/23/2021 8:36:23 AM PDT · by blam · 61 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 5-23-2021
    This year, violent crime across liberal-run Los Angeles County is out of control amid the “defund the police” movement. A private security firm that describes itself as a “subscription law enforcement service” has launched a pilot program in the metro area to fix this. Motherboard reports Citizen, a neighborhood watch app, partnered with LAPS, or Los Angeles Professional Security, a private security firm, to provide a “subscription law enforcement service” to residents and businesses. From neighborhood watch app to now a Citizen-branded vehicle driving around Los Angeles, providing security services to clients is a business idea that will likely flourish...
  • Murders, Shootings Up as Baltimore Grapples to Contain Violence

    05/11/2021 2:46:41 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 53 replies
    Fox5 News ^ | 05/09/2021 | Shelley Orman
    BALTIMORE (WBFF) - The relentless pace of shootings in the city outpacing last year's violence. Murders are up 14% and non-fatal shootings up 8% according to the latest numbers from Baltimore police. So what will it take to stop the violence? This weekend was a Ceasefire Weekend in Baltimore City. Unfortunately it did not cease city violence. This call for peace coming after an especially violent few days. The latest numbers released by police are from last Saturday showing 100 murders this year and 196 non-fatal shootings. Since last Saturday though, 10 more people have been killed in Baltimore. 110...