Police, Politics

Democrat Drama on Defunding the Police

As we reported earlier this week, New York City handed the “Defund the Police” movement a humiliating defeat when Democrats picked Brooklyn borough president Eric Adams as their mayoral nominee. Adams is heavily favored to defeat Republican nominee Curtis Silwa in the fall election, the winner of which will replace failed Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Adams’ primary victory is viewed as a stinging rejection of the push to defund the police because he expressly campaigned against it. His experience as a former NYPD officer and his statements about how he was beaten by a police officer when he was a teenager also lent credence to his claims that he understood both the police perspective and the perspective of black residents who were mistrustful of police – and would work as mayor to bridge the divide…

Over the summer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called federal officers “stormtroopers” and part of then-President Trump’s supposed “secret police” force, when they were sent in to help riot-plagued cities like Portland deal with demonstrators trying to burn down federal courthouses.

Most prominently, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said last year during the debate in New York City on reallocating police funding that “defunding police means defunding police.” Other “Squad” members have made similar comments and continue to do so. Read more…

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