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U.S. cities that virtue signaled by defunding their police departments are seeing record crime levels, forcing many city leaders to rethink their basic levels of intelligence.Here's what has happened in a few cities that voted to slash police budgets:Homicide grew by 44% in New York, which had 1,531 shootings and 462 murders in 2020.Homicides also increased 36% in L.A. to 350, leading the police chief to say "a decade of progress" has been erased.Minneapolis, the center of the "Defund the Police" movement, saw a 46% increase in murders.Oakland, California has seen a staggering 314% increase in homicides.Portland, Oregon has seen murders triple.Austin, Texas has had a 26% increase in aggravated assault reports.Chicago saw a 65% increase in homicides from June 2020 to February 2021, despite arrests dropping 53%.Philadelphia hit a 30-year-high with homicides in 2020, with 499 people murdered.Even smaller cities like Louisville, Kentucky had a record high of 173 murders and is on track to surpass that this year.The New York Times reported that many such cities are now expanding their police budgets to try to deal with these outcomes that absolutely no one could have seen coming.
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Justice would be locking up the politicians who defunded the police. IMO a reasonable person is expected to know that defunding the police would result in a rise in crime. Especially domain experts in charge of this policy. It's not like we don't have lots of history on the books on the effects of increasing / decreasing police.
Seriously, those politicians should held be personally liable for the rise in crime that their consciously bad decisions personally caused.
Baltimore Responds After Dozens of Businesses Threaten to Stop Paying TaxesBY JACK PHILLIPS June 13, 2021Around three dozen businesses in Fells Point, Baltimore, said in a letter that they won’t pay taxes unless the city adequately deals with a surge in crime in the area that included a series of recent shootings earlier this month that left three dead.
Around three dozen businesses in Fells Point, Baltimore, said in a letter that they won’t pay taxes unless the city adequately deals with a surge in crime in the area
The city will fund the tax enforcement thugs,
IMO a reasonable person is expected to know that defunding the police would result in a rise in crime
Portland Police union head Daryl Turner is interviewed following the resignation of Portland’s entire riot-response trained police team.
Yes, but each business they shut down deprives themselves of revenue and makes them weaker.
I wonder if BLM will ever figure out they were just puppets.
Video of the mass shooting tonight at 66th/Halsted. Seven shot, including a one-month-old girl, by gunmen who emerged from a black Jeep Cherokee with rifles. #Chicago
Nope. Governmental policy setting falls under sovereign immunity. Courts have long held that the avenue to address that is at the voting booth.
A man whose ingenious pop-up swimming pool kept the homeless cool during the recent heat wave was fatally stabbed in the same spot just one day later, according to Portland police.Officers identified Tyson L. Morlock as the man who was found stabbed in the inner eastside Hosford-Abernethy neighborhood at Division Street and Southeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard around 3:37 a.m. on Thursday, July 1.Despite life-saving efforts from paramedics, he died shortly thereafter in a nearby hospital, according to authorities.