Many city governments that reduced police budgets are proposing to reverse course after a year of rising crime rates.
American cities with skyrocketing crime, such as Baltimore, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York, are overwhelmingly led by Democrats who supported the defund movement after riots led by BLM, Antifa, and other radical activists in the wake of the George Floyd murder last summer.
Now, New York City plans to reinstate $92 million to the police budget for a new precinct, The Wall Street Journal reports . The mayor of Baltimore proposed a $27 million increase in the police budget after leading efforts to reduce funding by $22 million last year. The mayor of Los Angeles proposed an increase of $50 million to the police, after cutting $150 million last year. The mayor of Oakland, California proposed an increase of $24 million after reducing that city’s police budget last year.
Minneapolis, where the George Floyd murder occurred, initially reduced its police department budget by $8 million. The city government now proposes to restore $6.4 million to hire new officers.
After dramatic increases in crime rates in these cities, city officials are having difficulty explaining their motives for the reduction in policing. Murders are up by double digit percentage points.
Oakland, California Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong says defunding the police in that city resulted in fewer walking patrols. These units are specifically deployed to watch for gang retaliatory activity. The area where attacks on Asian-Americans occur used to be patrolled by walking units, Armstrong says.
“What’s missing in the defunding conversation is our city is facing a huge increase in violent crime,” Armstrong told The Wall Street Journal .
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“Bad policy equals bad outcome,” journalist Maria Bartiromo said on FOX Business News (FBN). “All of these heads of Democrat cities now, after so many are dead and robbed, they are going to raise money and put the money back in the police force.”
FBN analyst Dagen McDowell spoke with Bartiromo about the motives behind the police defunding.“A lot is going to need to be done to restore public safety in our nation’s cities where violent crime is skyrocketing because […]
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
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