Minneapolis City Council will meet to discuss the appropriate actions to take in addressing the shortcomings of the police department after high-level incidents put the city on the map, and not for good reasons. The city council president, with the support of many council members, has proposed on defunding or disbanding the police department. The city council president calls for a transformative model of public safety.
Others have called for a community-oriented, nonviolent, department with outreach capacity. However, this will only happen after disbanding the current police force and removing the 800 police officers.
The movement to disband the police department received support from many celebrities, activists, and Democratic politicians. Some argue that defunding the police will be a better strategy that will ensure fewer police officers on the streets as well as reduce expenditures.
The idea of defunding the police has also spread beyond Minneapolis. In Los Angeles, California, Mayor Eric Garcetti said he would cut the police budget by up to $150 million. He would redirect the funds into community-based projects working towards fighting racism. Sounds like a noble idea, until people start dying in the hands of criminals.
In Phoenix, activists caused an impasse on the passing of budget by demanding the defunding of the police by 25%. The city council postponed passing the financial allocations because of the ridiculous demands.
No one expects criminals to stop their activities because incidents of racism have fallen. We can expect them to take full advantage of the increased response time of officers to commit more crimes in those same neighborhoods the democrats intend to improve. We witnessed them taking advantage of the current George Floyd protests to ransack their communities.
The problem with the leftists is that they are economical with the details of what will happen next after banishing the police. The proponents of the misguided idea have not come up with strategies to mitigate the lack of police officers on the violent streets of liberal controlled, crime-ridden cities.
This situation leaves the responsibility of security on the citizens. However, most liberal-controlled jurisdictions also have very restrictive gun laws making it difficult for law-abiding citizens to defend themselves. But there are no worries because there will be no police officers to confiscate the firearms. Maybe gun owners could stock up and try to outmatch the criminals.
The only viable solution to avoid the ensuing madness might be leaving these liberal cities. When the left runs shot of hardworking Americans to tax the life out of, and when the cities lack adequate revenues to carry out their socialist projects, they might rethink their policies.
Meanwhile, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is pushing universal background checks in our state, and if left unchecked, it will not be long until we see bills like this getting traction in Austin. Texas is embarrassingly ranked 29th for gun rights, and with the help of the political elites in Austin, we will surely rank among New York, California, and Illinois if left to their own devices. Please join our fight today, and help us restore Texas' place as the standard for the U.S.
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