U.S cities reverse ‘defunding’ police department amid rising crime

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(Worthy News) – Elected officials in cities across the country – including New York and Los Angeles – that cut law-enforcement budgets after George Floyd’s death last year and the subsequent “defund” the police movement are now reversing such decisions amid an increase in crime.

In June 2020, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a $1 billion cut to the law enforcement budget. After a year, in April 2021, de Blasio reversed course and said the city would spend $92 million to create a new police precinct that was canceled last summer.

In Baltimore, Mayor Brandon Scott, a fellow Democrat, and who backed a City Council effort last year to cut the municipal police budget by $22 million, recently proposed a $27 million increase. [ Source: Just the News (Read More…) ]

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