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DEFUNDED in BOSTON: Elite SWAT Team that Captured Boston Marathon Bomber to Be Disbanded

posted by Hannity Staff - 8.04.20

The elite SWAT Team that captured the Boston Marathon Bomber in 2013 is set to be disbanded by local authorities; raising new concerns over national security and counter-terror operations in the region.

“The highly trained SWAT team hailed for capturing the Boston Marathon bomber in 2013 is set to be disbanded, and the city’s former police commissioner expressed concern Tuesday about how it will affect counterterrorism,” reports Fox News.

“The thing I worry about is the special expertise that these officers have in the SWAT team,” Ed Davis told Fox News on Tuesday. “They got set up a special training facility while I was the commissioner to do entries into subway cars, the ‘T’ as we call it here.”

“So they did have the ability and the knowledge of the underground systems that the other SWAT teams now are going to have to get up on to do the job properly so it does affect operations,” he continued.

“This is a difficult time and there’s a lot of hard decisions that are going to be made so I support the chief’s decision because he has to make the call,” Davis said on Tuesday. “But, this is a very well-respected team, a team that has specialized skills.”

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*DEFEND* THE POLICE: Fundraiser for Fallen Tulsa Police Sergeant Takes in $500,000+ in Donations

posted by Hannity Staff - 7.09.20

An event held Wednesday for a fallen Tulsa Police Sergeant and an injured officer raised more than half a million dollars while activists rally to “defund the police” in major cities across the United States.

“Tulsa police officers often work second jobs, and sometimes face long shifts, but dozens of them showed up Wednesday to volunteer their time, and help raise money for two of their own,” reports KRMG. “The money, all of it, will go to the newly-created Johnson-Zarkeshan Family Fund, established to help the family of Sgt. Craig Johnson, as well as Ofcr. Aurash Zarkeshan and his family.”

“By late Wednesday, KRMG was able to confirm donations totaling well over $500,000, with donations still coming in from the special text line set up for that purpose,” adds the website.

Donors can still text TPD to 70123

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5 YEAR PLAN: ‘Black Lives Matter’ Leader Lays Out 5-Year Plan to Totally ‘Abolish the Police’

posted by Hannity Staff - 7.08.20

From Fox News:

The Philadelphia arm of the Black Lives Matter movement has called for the “complete abolition” of the police department in five years as well as the scrapping of military bases abroad.

For more than a month, in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death, the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has called for sweeping changes across the country in the bid to end racial injustices. At the heart of the debate is the campaign to defund – or dismantle – police departments.

And according to BLM Philadelphia representative and activist YahNé Ndgo, the chapter has developed a five-year plan to do just that.

“One of the things that we are demanding over five years is the complete abolition. We don’t want to see any police in our community,” Ndgo told Fox News in an interview Tuesday. “Over the course of those five years, it gives time for the community to begin to build what is needed. We aren’t looking to leave any kind of vacancy around the issue of safety.”

From her purview, one of the main factors leading to crime is poverty and hunger – which in turn drives drug use and drug-related crimes.

Ndgo said helping drug addicts would address many societal ills.

“As we address these particular concerns, and at the same time build restorative justice practices, and build out our mental health response teams, and build medic responses,” she said, “[These are] responses that really actually deal with the issues that are in place. Then we will have less crime anyway.”

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