In 2020, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot initially called for $80 million to be cut from the city’s police budget. It ended up being slashed by $59 million. However, you did not expect that an elitist, such as Lightfoot, would actually allow herself to be impacted by reduced police protection.
Another poll revealed how a small minority of left wing extremists, with the help of the mainstream media, is dominating America’s political culture and trying to intimidate anyone who stands in its way.
While Seattle’s city’s council recently proposed cutting another $11 million from the city’s police budget in 2022, the city’s downtown has become so dangerous, that King County has set up a program where government employees will receive security escorts when they are walking to catch a train, bus or ferry after work.
The citizens of Minneapolis have rejected an attempt by left-wing activists to replace the city police with something described as the Department of Public Safety, that would have included a minimal police force, if necessary. The initiative, put to a city-wide referendum vote, was defeated 56% to 44%. After the killing of George Floyd by a police officer in 2020, the city was hit with days of rioting and became the epicentre of a movement calling for police to be defunded across the US. Concerns were expressed by how much support the measure actually received. READ: Minneapolis voters reject proposal to replace police department with a ‘Department of Public Safety’
The woke city council of Portland, Ore has basically hamstrung its police force by prohibiting it from using tools such as rubber bullets and pepper spray to quell riots, unless it gets really, really serious.
Towards the end of June, the city council of Oakland, California decided to ‘reallocate’ $18 million from the city’s police budget to other areas as part of its grandiose plan to make the city a safer place to live.
From the file of the painfully obvious, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey has just publicly admitted the dramatically rising crime rate in their city may be due in part to the city council’s call to defund the police.
Last year, New York City’s Democrat Mayor Bill de Blasio, caught up in BLM’s fad of the day to defund police, led the charge cutting NYPD’s budget by $1 billion. I am not sure what Mayor de Blasio expected would happen, but a shooting in New York’s Times Square on Saturday (May 8, 2021), resulted in two women and a 4-year-old child being injured.
After an unidentified Los Angeles teacher was pulled over by a deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) because she was using her cell phone while driving a car, the woke teacher not only accused the deputy of being a murderer but decided to put her racism on display as well.
A professor at California’s Cypress College berated a student during a presentation on Zoom, when he stated that most police (not all) are heroes because they endanger their lives to provide America a safe society.
Antifa, Black Lives Matter, left-wing anarchists, murders, rapists, drug dealers and criminals are rejoicing with news that the ‘defund police’ movement has worked. Not only have city councils slashed police budgets, but officers are leaving police forces in droves, and the number of people applying to fill the empty positions is at its lowest levels ever.
From the file of the blatantly obvious, a Los Angeles County sheriff states that the dramatic rise in crime and gun violence in his county is due to the progressive policies of left-wing Democrat politicians and the ‘defund the police’ movement.
With BLM and left-wing extremists such as Antifa calling for the complete defunding of police, a story emerges of a small town called Fregon, located in Australia’s outback, that does not have a police force. It has transformed itself into an idyllic, utopian community where people build metal cages to protect certain members of the community and others describe the town as “completely lawless.”
With an unprecedented rise in gun crime in Portland, Oregon in 2021, Democrat mayor Ted Wheeler was under pressure to hire more police to stem the rapidly escalating violence, after the city cut $27 million from the police budget last year.
Two articles are reporting about the skyrocketing homicide rates in several US cities in 2021. The cities impacted have two common denominators.
Despite the fact, the Los Angeles Democrat Mayor Eric Garcetti vowed not to increase police funding, promising to divert any increases to other worthy causes, he dutifully raised his hand in support as the city council unanimously voted to increase the police budget. The city’s law enforcement departments had originally asked for $11 million, but for some reason the city coughed up $36 million. I wonder why Garcetti changed his mind? The Blaze explains: In the first two months of 2021, Los Angeles Police Department officers have fielded 88% more reports of shots fired than the same time period in 2020. Gunshot victims in L.A. are up 141% versus last year, and homicides are up 39%, according to Crosstown, a nonprofit news organization based out of the USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism. There were 15 hate crimes reported in Los Angeles in 2020, up from seven reported in 2019, according to the Los Angeles Police Commission. To combat the wave of violent crime, the California city has voted on Thursday to increase police …
People are shaking their heads and wondering how these elected politicians actually believed things were going to improve when they cut police funding. Portland’s politicians were caught up in the fad of the day to defund police which they did by cutting $16 million from the police budget. And now Portland’s Democrat Mayor Ted Wheeler is wanting to add $2 million to the police budget.
On Dec. 16, 2020, the Portland Police Bureau Chief Chuck Lovell publicly asked the community for help after shootings this year more than doubled the numbers recorded in 2019. According to reports much of the increase is gang related.
Lisa Herbold is a left-wing Seattle city councillor. She not only voted to defund the Seattle police department, but Herbold also sponsored a bill that would make poverty, drug addiction and mental or emotional disorders a legal defence for misdemeanour crime. According to reports, they don’t even need to prove their condition to receive the exemption.
Despite skyrocketing crime rates in the city, Minneapolis’ Democrat city council voted to cut millions of dollars from the Police department’s budget for 2021.
On Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, Seattle City council voted 8-1 to cut police funding by 18% after bending the knee to left-wing extremists in the city demanding funding cuts. The activists were demanding a 50% cut. Newsmax explains: The Seattle City Council approved the city’s 2021 budget with reductions to the police budget, though not as much as activists sought amid mass demonstrations against police brutality over the summer. The council voted Monday to shrink the budget of the Seattle Police Department by about 18%, which includes cuts to overtime and training, KING-TV reported. Dozens of vacant jobs will not be filled and 911 dispatchers and parking enforcement will be moved out of police jurisdiction. Millions of dollars will instead go to community programs. READ: Seattle City Council OKs Budget with Nearly 20 Percent Police Cut Then in addition to this, the city council is also considering making theft legal. KOMO News explains: SEATTLE — The Seattle City Council is considering new legislation that would create a legal loophole that would make substance addiction, mental …
It is a bit ironical, but a few months after Minneapolis city council approved a decision to defund the police, it is now on the verge of approving a plan to bring in police from outside forces to deal with the city’s surging crime rates.
With murders up 25% in Los Angeles, the city’s police department (LAPD) is being forced to reduce the size of its homicide division and other departments because of funding cuts. LA City Council pledged to reduce the LAPD’s budget by $150 million in response to demands by left-wing anarchists.
When Portland’s city council recently voted not to defund the police, left-wing anarchists attacked the home of one of the city’s commissioners who voted against the funding cut. The defeated motion would have seen another 7.3% cut from the police budget, that had previously been cut by $15 million in June.
Caught up in the flavour of the day, Calgary’s city council, a Canadian city, is apparently on the verge of defunding its police. Of course, they are playing games with the wording, but it amounts to the same thing. One city councillor who disagrees with the move says they are doing it to “appease extremists.”
It appears the propaganda war initiated by city politicians and Black Lives Matter to demonize police has paid off. According to reports, Seattle’s Democrat Mayor Jenny Durkan is concerned about the mass exodus of police officers from the Seattle police force putting the number of active police at levels seen in the early 1990s. Meanwhile, the city’s population has grown by 44%. The Blaze explains: Democratic Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan — who once called the police-free autonomous zone in her city a “block party” amid a “summer of love” — is now “deeply concerned” over the mass exodus taking place within the city’s police department.POLL: Did you watch any of the 2020 Presidential Town Halls last night? KING-TV reported early Friday morning that a record number of officers had left the department in September, according to a new Seattle Budget Office report. The report noted that 39 officers and officers-in-training “separated” from the department while an additional 14 officers extended their leaves. The exodus is part of a continuing trend that has resulted in at least 118 officers leaving the …
New York City (NYC) Business owners are calling on the city’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, to refund the police, claiming gangs have taken over the city. Ever since de Blasio joined the leftist mob calling for police to be defunded, the city as seen a 79% increase in murders and 127% increase in shooting over last year.
Since the anti-police protests started at the end of May, nearly 500 police officers in New York City have been injured in the line of duty. Breitbart explains: More than 470 New York City police officers have been injured in the line of duty due to anti-police protests since May of this year, according to data through September 24 from the department and the New York Post. Black Lives Matter protests, sparked across the nation after the death of George Floyd, sent thousands of people flooding the streets of major American cities, including one of the largest, New York City. Officials from the department have stated that officers have been on the receiving end of Molotov cocktails, shot at, stabbed, hit with rocks and bricks, and hit by vehicles. Of the 472 who reported injuries, 319 of those needed medical attention from a hospital. Seven of those who were injured were admitted into a hospital, such as Lt. Richard Mack, who was severely beaten as he made an arrest on the Brooklyn Bridge in July. READ: Nearly 500 …
The Black Lives Matter (BLM) organization has been demanding cuts to police funding throughout the US with some success. Now it appears that BLM has brought the defund police movement to Canada. First thing you should notice is that these weren’t requests, they were demands. In a recent presentation to the Greater Sudbury city council in Ontario, BLM made three demands. The first focussed on more spending and the second on more inclusion. But it is the third ‘demand’ that caught my attention: Demand Three: Black Lives Matter Sudbury demands that the City of Greater Sudbury and Council to immediately defund and redirect 10 per cent of the $62-million Sudbury taxpayer dollars utilized for the Greater Sudbury Police Service (GSPS) budget. READ: Black Lives Matter Sudbury unveils list of ‘demands’ for city council Now, it is important to realize that in the US, BLM does not even represent the majority of Blacks. It is not even close. The organization is completely out of touch with the people it claims to represent. The vast majority of …
The outrage mob has turned on two rather famous Black men, former NBA stars Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal, because they dared to suggest that the defunding the police is not the best idea for Black people. Barkley asked who are Blacks supposed to call if there are no police, Ghostbusters?
In recent weeks, Seattle has experienced riots and protests with left-wing radicals demanding cuts to police funding. Well, apparently its city council has agreed with these extremists and voted by a margin of 7-2 to cut funding for its police department by $3.4 million. The Blaze explains the consequences: The proposal cuts about $3.4 million from the department’s $400 million budget. Seattle has about 1,400 police officers and the bill would cause 100 police positions to be cut by attrition. The cut to the police department’s funding falls far short of the demands from Black Lives Matter protesters, who have called for 50% of the funds to be diverted to social programs. Kshama Sawant, the far left socialist member of the city council, had voted against the bill because it didn’t go far enough to meet the demands of the BLM protesters. Of course, not everyone is on side with this decision. Seattle Conservative talk show host Jason Rantz had this to say about the recent decision to cut police funding: “This Council will always …
Minneapolis council members have been criticizing the police and calling for the department’s defunding since George Floyd’s death at the end of May. In June, the Democrat council voted to unanimously to abolish the police department. So, people were caught off a bit off guard during a two-hour meeting discussing police reform, when city politicians started complaining to the city’s chief of Police about rising crime rates:
Last night, left-wing extremists in Portland set fire inside an occupied condominium building. They also looted nearby stores brought out the furniture and set fire to it in the middle of the street. This happened as the Portland police decided stay hidden hoping the riot would de-escalate. Of course, it didn’t and police were forced to step in after they set a fire in the lobby of the condominium building. The Daily Wire reports: “A mass gathering devolved into a riot after individuals broke windows, burglarized a business, and lit a fire in an occupied apartment building,” the Portland Police Department said in a statement. “Some in the crowd began lighting off what appeared to be illegal commercial-grade fireworks. A fire was lit in a garbage can in the street. Some windows were broken and walls were defaced with graffiti . In an attempt to deescalate, officers stayed out of sight and monitored the situation from a distance. However, the vandalism and burning continued. People were seen burglarizing a business, taking furniture out, and throwing …
According to reports, rioters in Seattle tried to seal the back door of a police precinct with fast sealing concrete in order to lock the police inside as they set fire to the building.
It’s getting close to three months of consecutive nightly violence in Portland, that was at one time approved by Portland’s Democrat Mayor, Ted Wheeler. He actually joined the rioters as they tried to set fire to a federal courthouse. READ: WATCH: Portland Mayor Joins Violent ‘Protest’; Booed by Protesters, Tear Gassed by Feds But the left wing extremists have turned their attention from downtown Portland to its residential area. Last night, hundreds of left-wing anarchists stormed a suburb of Portland shining lights into homes and going up to their bedrooms windows and screaming at people to get up. The Daily Wire Reports: Journalist Andy Ngo identified them as being part of antifa. The far-left activists wore black and carried shields, at least one of which could briefly be seen with a hammer and sickle symbol on it. “Out of your house, into the streets!” the activists screamed as they marched through the residential neighborhood. They repeated the chant countless times throughout the area. Lots more to read if you are interested. READ: Leftists Storm Suburbs, …