It was bound to happen. Democrat-run cities are overrun with torch-carrying protesters who their respective governors have no interest in stopping.
Instead, these brain-diseased politicians are more inclined to withhold much-needed funds from their police departments. The same departments who have all but surrendered due to such a blatant lack of support or respect from their city leaders.
So the big question is if these city flunkies aren’t willing to take the bull by the horns to stop the madness, why should any of the out-of-control infernos receive federal funding? What would they do with it? Give it the cops? We know better.
There is a fairly great chance these Democrat wannabe leaders would cleverly craft ways to enrich their personal lifestyles. Come on. Think about it. Times up. This is exactly why US Attorney General Bill Barr is taking action. These are his strong words.
“When state and local leaders impede their own law-enforcement officers and agencies from doing their jobs, it endangers innocent citizens who deserve to be protected, including those who are trying to peacefully assemble and protest.”
“We cannot allow federal tax dollars to be wasted when the safety of the citizenry hangs in the balance,’’ he added.
“It is my hope that the cities identified by the Department of Justice today will reverse course and become serious about performing the basic function of government and start protecting their own citizens.”
Barr has designated particular cities in the nation as being “anarchist jurisdictions.” These cities include NYC, Portland, and Seattle. For now. According to the feds, the list will be regularly updated.
But wait. There’s more. Not only will future funding be withheld, but much of these areas existing funding will also be withdrawn. In less than two weeks, White House Budget Director Russ Vought will issue federal guidelines pertaining to the new measure.
The cities being defunded were given every opportunity to reel the violence in but have refused to do so. They’ve been warned to not defund local law enforcement. They did it anyway. They were warned by Donald Trump, who happens to still be our President.
Remember when NY’s whack-a-doodle Governor Andrew Cuomo said, “He better have an army if he thinks he’s gonna walk down the street in New York. He can’t have enough bodyguards to walk through New York City, people don’t want to have anything to do with him?” Yeah. Big mistake. ‘Yuge.’
Cuomo said this right after NYC cut their annual police budget by $1 billion, even as crime and murder is rapidly rising, continuing to rot the Big Apple to its core.
The Justice Department further stated how their decision is partly based on prosecutors refusing to…prosecute. They’re letting the anarchist thugs go so they can burn and loot again, and again, and…
Here’s how President Trump so eloquently stated it, “In light of this unconscionable rise in violence, I have offered to provide Federal law enforcement assistance, but both Mayor de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo have rejected my offer.”
“While violence has surged, arrests have plummeted. In a 28-day period during the months of June and July, [New York City] arrests were down 62 percent from the same period in 2019.”
“Amidst the rising violence, Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Council agreed to cut one billion dollars from the NYPD budget, including by canceling the hiring of 1,163 officers.”
Portland, after over 100 nights of violence and still counting, voted to reduce their police departments’ budget by $15 million. Seattle’s officially installed “autonomous zone,” where any and everything went until it was finally dismantled, including crime and violence, landed them on the list of “no money for you” cities.
This is not to mention how Seattle voted to trim their police budget by $3 million in their efforts to curb crime. Read that again.
Washington DC barely skated by after being added to the initial list and then dropped back off. Mayor Muriel Bowser had a pleasant phone chat with Trump where she ‘pinky-sweared’ to do better.
Of the call, Trump said, “She’s willing to do whatever is necessary. We had a very good talk with her.” Translated as “She saw the light.” The President also stated in a memo, “My Administration will not allow Federal tax dollars to fund cities that allow themselves to deteriorate into lawless zones.”
And he means every word he says. Sometimes a guy’s just gotta take a stand… Can’t say they weren’t warned.