DEFUND THE POLICE

Democrats Defund The Police

  • Last year, as cities across the country were burned and looted, Democrats pushed to “defund the police” who risk their lives to keep us safe.
    • White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki falsely claimed Republicans are to blame for defunding the police. Here’s the truth: it is Democrats who call for defunding the police and Democrat-run cities that followed through. Here are just a few:
      • New York
      • Philadelphia
      • Washington, D.C.
      • Baltimore
      • Los Angeles
      • San Francisco
      • Minneapolis
      • Seattle
      • Portland, Oregon
      • Oakland, California
        • Oakland slashed police funding by nearly $18 million. Now, crime is “out of control” with homicides up 90%, carjackings up 88%, and shootings up 70%.
        • Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong warned that the funding cuts will force the department to cut 50 officers and two new police academy classes, even as five officers leave the department every month.
        • Astonishingly, just hours after Armstrong’s warning, armed robbers held up a news crew interviewing Oakland’s head of violence prevention outside city hall.
      • Austin, Texas
      • Hartford, Connecticut
    • Bowing to pressure from “defund the police” Democrats at the local level, more than 20 major cities reduced their police budgets. The result? More violent crime and communities left in shambles.
    • Democrats are hypocrites when it comes to “defund the police.”
    • Democrats want to deny security for you and your family while insisting on special security for themselves.
      • The latest example: Jamaal Bowman, who pushes for “the reallocation of resources” from police, insisted  on special police protection for his home.
      • Democrat New York mayoral candidate Maya Wiley, who wants to slash $1 billion from the NYPD, has paid for a private security patrol.
      • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who advocates for “defunding police, spends thousands on security services.
      • Rep. Ilhan Omar, who has called for dismantling the Minneapolis Police Department, spends thousands on security services.
      • Rep. Ayanna Pressley, who supports defunding the police, calling it a “reckoning,” spends thousands on security services.
      • Rep. Cori Bush, who has repeatedly proclaimed her support for defund the police,” spends thousands on security services.
      • Rep. Maxine Waters requested a police escort for the SAME TRIP on which she told protestors “to get more confrontational.”
    • During his campaign, Joe Biden said funding should “absolutely” be redirected away from police departments.
    • American small businesses, families, and communities are experiencing the devastating effects of anti-police rhetoric and police department budget cuts at the hands of Democrat politicians.
    • Americans living in Democrat-run cities are suffering from historic and devastating spikes in violent crime:

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