Attorney General William Barr weighed-in this week on the far-left’s ongoing efforts to “defund” police departments across the United States; saying there’s “no more noble profession” than serving as a law enforcement officer.
“There is no more noble profession in our country than serving as a law enforcement officer,” said Barr. “Police put their lives and well being on the line every day for us. Their jobs have never been more difficult than it is today.”
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— The Hill (@thehill) July 14, 2020
“We have the most professional police in the world,” he added.
Watch Barr’s comments above.
CHOP NYC? Protesters Camp Out in Front of City Hall, Demand $1 BILLION in Cuts to NYPD
Protesters camped-out for 48-hours in front of New York’s City Hall Thursday; demanding $1 billion in funding cuts for the NYPD as demonstrators demand “police reform” across the United States.
“Protesters in New York City spent a second straight night camped out in front of City Hall to demand a $1 billion cut to the police department’s budget. The group of about 100 protesters, calling themselves ‘Occupy City Hall,’ gathered at a nearby park around 5 p.m. Tuesday and haven’t left. They have vowed to stay until their demand to slash one-sixth of the New York Police Department’s $6 billion budget is met,” reports Fox News.
“Mayor (Bill) de Blasio has thus far rejected this demand, which is unconscionable,” VOCAL-NY, the group organizing the protest, said in a written statement. “We have questions about City Council promises to support our demands, because we have not seen their plan outside of a vague press release. We view this lack of transparency and specific public commitments as a red flag.”
“Strong communities make safe communities, and police don’t, and so that’s what we’re fighting for,” he said.
Read the full report at Fox News.
NYC SPIRALS: AOC Says $1B Cut for NYPD Not Enough, ‘Defunding Police Means Defunding Police’
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., weighed in Tuesday on the proposed New York City budget cuts to the police department she said don’t go far enough, saying “defunding police means defunding police.”
“Defunding police means defunding police. It does not mean budget tricks or funny math. It does not mean moving school police officers from the NYPD budget to the Department of Education’s budget so the exact same police remain in schools,” the congresswoman said in a statement.
Establishment Democrats and progressives have debated over what “defund the police” actually means. Some argue the phrase shouldn’t be taken literally and just stands to represent police reforms.
“It does not mean counting overtime cuts as cuts, even as NYPD ignores every attempt by City Council to curb overtime spending and overspends on overtime anyways,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “If these reports are accurate, then these proposed ‘cuts’ to the NYPD budget are a disingenuous illusion. This is not a victory. The fight to defund policing continues.”
The New York City Council and Mayor Bill de Blasio reached a deal Tuesday to cut $1 billion from the NYPD’s $6 billion budget.
Read the full report here.