Far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) called last week's $1 billion budget cut for the New York Police Department "a disingenuous illusion." City officials voted this past Tuesday to trim the NYPD's $6 billion annual operating budget and, according to Newsweek, "reinvest those funds in youth and social services."
But Ocasio-Cortez wrote in a statement last week, "Defunding police means defunding police. It does not mean budget tricks or funny math. ... This is not a victory. The fight to defund policing continues."
The New York Post quotes union officials and police sources who say the city council's plans "threaten to further plunge the Big Apple into 'lawlessness,' and it’s the communities that will pay." In many Democrat-run cities, the push to defund the police and relax (or eliminate) bail laws is already having a profoundly negative impact.
FOX News reports, "The NYPD saw at least 44 shootings, from which there were 63 victims, from July 3 to July 5, according to data provided by the NYPD. The department recorded 16 shootings and 21 victims during the same time period in 2019." In a related story, a disturbing and heartbreaking headline posted on the network's website today says, "Fourth of July weekend shootings result in the deaths of at least 6 children."
Is it really a good idea for communities (especially vulnerable, high-crime ones) to defund the police?
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One month ago, "DEFUND THE POLICE!" was an impossibly radical idea. But the movement is quickly gaining momentum among Democrats, liberals and so-called progressives. But a recent ABC News-Ipsos poll indicates nearly two-thirds (64%) of all Americans reject the idea.
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P.S. Again, radicals are moving rapidly to defund the police. What started as peaceful protests against police brutality has turned into an unsafe, unrealistic and far-Left movement to erase our nation's "Thin Blue Line." Hundreds of thousands of brave, professional, moral and dedicated men and women put their lives on the line every day to stop and prevent crime. Without them, the nation would descend into chaos, which is exactly what America has seen in cities across the country recently. Click here or on the banner below now to schedule your "Support Our Police!" faxes for immediate delivery on Capitol Hill:
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