Just how bad is the crisis? The nation’s cities saw more than 900 shootings last week. [ Source: CBN News (Read More…) ]
Federal Government Gives Millions to Group That Supports Defunding the Police
The federal government provides tens of millions of dollars each year to a nonprofit group that supports the movement to defund police departments and dismantle the criminal justice system.
Officials with the Brooklyn-based Vera Institute of Justice have urged the government to “radically dismantle” police departments in order to fix a system they say dehumanizes people of color. The institute is heavily funded by the federal government. So far this fiscal year, the Department of Justice, Department of Health and Human Services, and other agencies have awarded the Vera Institute more than $89 million in contracts and grants. The organization has received $811 million in federal funding since 2008, according to USA Spending, a federal budget database.
Vera’s support for the “defund the police” movement comes amid a contentious political debate over policing in America. Democrats see the issue as a political third rail and have tried to distance the party from anti-police rhetoric popular on the left. While members of the Democratic Party have embraced the defund movement, President Joe Biden claimed this month that Republicans are “lying” when they say Democrats support the concept. [ Source: Washington Free Beacon (Read More…) ]
The National Police Association, a lobbying group representing law enforcement, said Wednesday that the House select committee on the Jan. 6 Capitol riot is politically motivated, and they should turn their attention to the multitude of protests and riots that erupted across the country last year.
“People need to see that police officers go through horrible things, and Jan. 6 was a horrible thing for some of those officers,” Association spokeswoman Betsy Brantner Smith told Fox News. “I find this whole Jan. 6 Commission, frankly, a dog and pony show. It doesn’t tell the whole story.”
Smith argued that the riots that occurred after the death of George Floyd had a greater impact on police than the Jan. 6 riot, and called for them to be investigated. [ Source: Just the News (Read More…) ]