- Apr 24, 2020
- United States
The sources I am getting state that the New York City budget was cut by at least 317 million(A debunker website of NYC defunding the police to one billion(NYT). Seattle attempts a 50% cut. But the problem isn't even the cuts themselves; it's demoralizing new police recruits, causing current police officers to retire, and deterring police recruits from many communities of color when they are the ones who want police the most unless they are white upper-class liberals.That's a new one: wokeness is to blame for the lack of automated drone police dogs. Are you a parody account?
Uhrm, I can guarantee that progressives are not basing their thought process on the idea that they can get away from any crime and that's why we don't need police. That's completely inane.
However, progressives do tend to acknowledge that increasing police presence on the street is one of the least effective ways of reducing crime. And that funnelling money and tech into an unreformed, violent and repressive police force doesn't tend to make people safer.
I've been the target of multiple crimes at the hands of the police, and I can guarantee you I wouldn't be feeling any safer if the perpetrators had had access to better weapons and drones.
This a country swimming in guns, and will be swimming with more guns decades later, and you want less police??? The logic doesn't hold. As for automated police dogs, they serve as an extra camera, just don't fucking arm them with AR15s/M4s.
Plus you have people who want to take out the electric systems in whole counties via attacks on substations, and progressives still LARP about the FBI being bad as well as the police.
“We can’t allow folks from outside our community to lecture us about Black lives,” said a member of the New York City Council, opposing the N.Y.P.D. cuts.
For the 317 million figure:
The more than $10 billion in planned annual spending on the NYPD continues to garner significant attention. NYC’s recently adopted FY 2022 Budget has five important takeaways.