Last year after the death of George Floyd, cities like New York City, Chicago, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles all cut their police budgets in the range of 5-15 percent, and correspondingly violent crime rose, 911 call response rates increased, and attrition soared as morale plummeted. But there is no city where the consequences have been graver than in Austin, Texas, the 11th largest city in the country. The Austin City Council voted 11-0 in August of 2020 to cut and reallocate up to one-third of the $450 million Austin Police Department (APD) budget, cutting
Chinese Communist Party-run media outlets are making the case to “abolish policing” in the United States, capitalizing on the far-left’s new and radical, Marxist talking points. The American left has been all-too-willing, like during the Cold War, to promote the goals of a foreign and hostile power. This time, it’s the Chinese Communist Party. The April 30th op-ed – “Police violence won’t end until we commit to public safety” – also relies on a popular left-wing argument for ditching the institution: the practice developed from slave patrols and is, therefore, inherently racist. “Not until policing is seen for what it
Eighty-four percent of Republicans believe that police officers are performing a highly important job in America, while only half of Democrats agree with that statement, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll. Respondents were asked, “Is being a police officer one of the most important jobs in our country today?” Overall, a majority – 62 percent – said “Yes,” while 23 percent said “No,” and 15 percent said they were “Not sure.” Sixty-seven percent of whites said “Yes,” policing is an important job, while only 49 percent of blacks said the same. Broken down by political party, the gap was even
Buzzfeed hyped a restaurant owned by George Tanios, who was recently arrested and charged with the assault of Capitol Police officer Brian D. Sicknick on January 6th. Tanios served as the General Manager of Sandwich University in Morgantown, West Virginia, which served a variety of foods including sandwiches, salads, milkshakes, and burgers. Buzzfeed hyped the restaurant in 2014, including it on the list “25 Fried Foods You Have To Try Before You Die.” Coming in at number 17, the outlet described the restaurant as a “drunk person’s paradise”: Imagine choosing your favorite things from a fried food buffet, placing them
Two thousands U.S. National Guardsmen were handed the power of federal Marshals last night, with more deputations expected in the coming days. The news comes as part of the wildly disproportionate response from Congressional authorities and the military to the small riot that took place inside the nation’s Capitol on January 6th. “Their duties will include protecting members of Congress and other congressional personnel and securing the grounds and property of the U.S. Capitol,” the National Guard said in vague statement. The ceremony took place in the dark, on Sunday night, outside the U.S. Capitol. The U.S. Marshals Service is
The same media and Hollywood collective that derided American police in 2020 is now flooding the airwaves with their crocodile tears about the police who were on the front lines against trouble-making demonstrators at the nation’s Capitol on Wednesday. News networks sickly dedicated just a few seconds to the death of black police officer David Dorn, murdered at the hands of Black Lives Matter looters in June 2020. Back then Joe Biden was silent about the killings, too, despite attacking President Trump and his supporters for Wednesday’s violence at the Capitol. There’s certainly enough blame in America to go around.
Xinhua News, a Chinese Communist Party-run media outlet, shared an original graphic exclaiming “HUNT THAT BLACKIE!” from a trio of white police officers brandishing violent objects such as a pitchfork, torch, and a gun. The graphic appeared on Twitter accompanied by the caption “Statistics show, time and again, that some are disproportionately prejudiced against in the U.S. #FightRacism.” The fact Twitter will not remove the image – despite it being both clearly racist and foreign interference in an election – reflects the extraordinary hypocrisy of Twitter’s censors. The media freaked out about Russian interference in 2016, when most of the
Black Lives Matter terrorists gathered again on Saturday night in Washington, D.C., this time uniting around the call to “put police in the f**king grave,” and “burn the f**king White House down,” shocking videos reveal. Speaking at Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Black Lives Matter (BLM) Plaza – which has shuttered local businesses and created a street full of illegal activity – one speaker shouted to cheers and applause: “I’m at the point where I’m ready to put these police in the f**king grave. I’m at the point where I wanna burn the f**king White House down.” The speaker went on while