While woke, Democrat mayors are defunding their police departments, leaving city residents to fend for themselves during the resulting crime wave pandemic, the mayors are not willing to face the brunt of their policy decisions.
As they were defunding their police departments, the mayors increased the spending, paid for by taxpayers of course, of their own personal security.
Fox News recently reported on a study by Forbes Magazine.
Here is sampling:
- Chicago (arguably the most violent city in America): Mayor Lightfoot oversaw the cutting of 400 police officers in 2020, while increasing her personal security from 16 police officers costing $2.8 million in 2018 to 22 police officers costing Chicago taxpayers $3.4 million in 2021. RELATED: At Least 10 Killed, 49 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Gun Violence; 8 Surviving Victims Under 18
- San Francisco: City council recently cut police funding by $120 million over two years, while Mayor London Breed increased spending on her personal security from $1.7 million in 2015 to $2.6 million in 2020.
- Denver: While the city decided to replace actual police officers with health care workers, Mayor Michael Hancock chose to spend $4.2 million over the past six years to have real police officers protect him.