If Democrats have their way, police departments across the United States would be defunded into oblivion. The Democratic-led House of Representatives is expected to unveil new legislation on Monday that would strip police departments across the country of funding.
Also on Monday, House and Senate Democrats are expected to unveil the “Justice in Policing Act of 2020,” which would include strict regulations on how police officers do their job. So what little police would remain after defunding would be neutered in the style of Obama’s Rules of Engagement that tied our hands in war while killing many of our soldiers in the process.
The act was created by Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and members of the Congressional Black Caucus and the House Judiciary Committee.
“These are commonsense changes that, frankly, will create a far greater level of accountability for those police officers who violate the law, who violate our rights and who violate our common community standards,” Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. told NPR on Sunday.
The Democrats’ dream: dismantling police departments across the country while stripping you of arms needed to protect yourself. That would be nothing less than the utter destruction of our nation. Have these Leftist Loons all sold out to Communist China?
Democrat-led cities are now in the process of defunding their police departments.
New York City:
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Sunday he would accede to protesters’ demands by moving to shift funds away from the NYPD toward youth and social services.
De Blasio, whose already contemptuous relationship with the NYPD has only worsened as critics say he failed to get a handle on civil unrest following Floyd’s death, did not go into detail on how much money would be allocated away from the police force.
He vowed to announce specifics before the July 1 budget deadline. The NYPD currently has a $6 billion annual budget – about 6 percent of de Blasio’s proposed $90 billion budget for the city.
“We’re committed to seeing a shift of funding to youth services, to social services, that will happen literally in the course of the next three weeks, but I’m not going to go into detail because it is subject to negotiation and we want to figure out what makes sense,” the mayor said Sunday.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday that he tasked the city to “identify $250 million in cuts” to invest more money into the black community, communities of color, women and “people who have been left behind.”
The Los Angeles Times reported the city will try and cut between $100 million to $150 million from its police budget alone.
“While our work for racial justice begins in L.A., it must echo throughout our state and across our nation. I will keep working with leaders in Sacramento and D.C. to advance legislation that protects black lives and communities of color long denied equity in our laws,” Garcetti tweeted on Friday.
The mayor also announced he would launch the city’s new Civil and Human Rights Department and Civil and Human Rights Commission this summer to “protect anyone who lives, works in or visits L.A. from discrimination or denial of equal treatment in private employment, housing, education or commerce.”
Garcetti said he supported the work done by members of the California black caucus to “restore voting rights to those serving parole, improve emergency response services for historically neglected communities, and seek reparations for the impact of slavery.”
Nine members of the Minneapolis City Council said before a crowd Sunday that they supported defunding the city’s police department and replacing it with a community-based public safety model.
Nine council members is enough to override any veto from Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey. Though any significant moves to disband the Minneapolis Police Department or alter its funding will likely require a public vote on the matter to change its charter, Fox 9 reported.
Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender, Council Vice President Andrea Jenkins, and Council members Alondra Cano, Jeremiah Ellison, Steve Fletcher, Cam Gordon and Jeremy Schroeder were among the council members making the announcement Sunday at a rally organized by Black Visions Collective and Reclaim the Block.
“This council is going to dismantle this police department,” Ellison said.
Later Sunday, Frey he said does not support abolishing the Minneapolis Police Department but would work with Chief Medaria Arradondo and the community “toward deep, structural reform and addressing systemic racism in police culture.”
Source: Fox News