Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Press Secretary Brian Fallon weighed-in Wednesday night on the civil unrest sweeping the country; saying the United States must “defund the police.”
“Defund the police,” posted Fallon.
Defund the police
— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) June 4, 2020
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti confirmed Thursday that his administration will allocate $250 million from the budget to be used on “jobs, health, education, and healing “ within minority communities in his city.
“We have all said we have to do something different. I have committed that our city identify $250 million in cuts so we can invest in jobs, in health, in education, and in healing. Those dollars need to be focused on our black community here in Los Angeles,” said Garcetti.
“Will this involve cuts? Yes, of course. To every department, including the police department. Because we all have to be a part of the solution together,” he added.
Los Angeles Mayor @ericgarcetti announces a $250 million redistribution of city funds to communities of color.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) June 4, 2020
Watch Garcetti’s comments above.
TRUE COLORS: California Rep. Says He’d ‘Love to Regulate Speech’ but First Amendment ‘Prevents’ Him
California Congressman Ted Lieu raised eyebrows across Washington Wednesday; bizarrely saying he’d “love to regulate the content of speech” but is prohibited from doing so by the First Amendment.
Lieu was speaking with CNN after attending a Congressional hearing surrounding tech companies’ recent efforts to censor content and crackdown on “fake news.”
“I would love to be able to regulate the content of speech. The First Amendment prevents me from doing so. That’s simply a function of the First Amendment,” said the California Congressman. “I would urge the private sector companies to regulate them better themselves, but I believe it’s something the government can’t do.”
TRUE COLORS: De Blasio Admits ‘Socialistic Impulse,’ Wants Government Control of ALL NYC Property
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio publicly admitted his “socialistic impulses” during a recent interview; saying the “city government” should have complete control of all real estate to regulate “income levels and rent.”
De Blasio was speaking with New York Magazine when he was asked to comment on his 2013 campaign pledge to reduce “income inequality” throughout the nation’s largest city.
“I think there’s a socialistic impulse, which I hear every day, in every kind of community, that they would like things to be planned in accordance to their needs. And I would, too,” said the Big Apple mayor.
“Look, if I had my druthers, the city government would determine every single plot of land, how development would proceed. And there would be very stringent requirements around income levels and rents,” he added. “They’d love to have a very, very powerful government, including a federal government, involved in directly addressing their day-to-day reality.”
Read the full interview here.