A record number of police officers in San Francisco are reportedly abandoning their department as the city threatens to “defund” the agency while crime and homeless statistics soar throughout California.
“As politicians debate the future of San Francisco policing, there is another discussion going in the station houses: the record number of officers resigning,” reports the San Francisco Chronicle.
San Francisco Mayor London Breed plans to divert $120 million from the city's police to address inequities faced by the city's Black community in housing, health, economic opportunity and education.https://t.co/eb89HFtoOO
— NPR (@NPR) July 31, 2020
“In the first six months of the year, 23 sworn officers resigned, Police Department records show. Of those, 19 took jobs at other law enforcement agencies, both in California and elsewhere,” adds the newspaper.
Read the full report at the San Francisco Chronicle.
AOC FREEZES: Ocasio-Cortez Clams Up When Pressed About Push to ‘Defund the Police’
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez clammed up during a recent interview focused on ‘Defunding the Police,’ going silent when told “research shows more police means less crime.”
“Why take money from the police… Research shows that more police on the street means less crime,” said George Stephanopoulos.
“Well, I think, there’s uhhh… One question that is interesting here… Is that, uh, when it comes to funds, it’s not always about officers in the street. It’s about tanks… Military weaponry… Frankly, umm, have a degree, of, material resources, and war-like weaponry,” stammered Ocasio-Cortez.
Confronted w facts, @AOC tanks
88% of #NYPD is personnel so talk of “defund police” must include which investigative squads, precincts & surveillance units be cut 2 meet goals that r more policy oriented (eg accountability) than fiscal pic.twitter.com/Vmxbyp5VtA
— Joe Borelli (@JoeBorelliNYC) June 10, 2020
“Additionally, so, when we talk about ‘Defunding’ it can show up in multiple ways,” she added.
Watch AOC Clam-Up above.
‘MAJOR BACKLASH’: Former Hillary Press Secretary Under Fire for Demanding US ‘Defund the Police’
Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Press Secretary Brian Fallon faced a growing backlash Thursday after suggesting the United States ‘Defund the Police’ after days of widespread violence in every major American city.
“Defund the police,” posted Fallon.
Defund the police
— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) June 4, 2020
Obama-Biden Justice Department Spokesman calls for defunding the police.
This must be widely condemned by the Biden campaign immediately. https://t.co/u92QBpgKBs
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) June 4, 2020
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) June 4, 2020
Hillary’s press secretary makes the 2020 Dem agenda clear:
“Defund the police.”
Take your guns.
Cheer on the rioters & looters who burn your city.
It’s like Mad Max at Thunderdome, brought home to America. https://t.co/mlVZWI2Pf1
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) June 4, 2020
Wealthy liberals like Hillary Clinton's former press assistant have no problem calling to defund the police—they can live in gated communities and hire security guards. https://t.co/mw2ooySELZ
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) June 4, 2020
“Hillary’s press secretary makes the 2020 Dem agenda clear: Defund the police. Take your guns. Cheer on the rioters & looters who burn your city. It’s like Mad Max at Thunderdome, brought home to America,” posted Sen. Ted Cruz.