As crime soars in New York City lawmakers voted to eliminate one billion dollars in funding from the NYPD budget and shift it into programs that supposedly help youth and assist community development.
Via Fox News:
The City Council said in a statement that the city’s 2021 budget will include $837 million in cuts and transfers to the New York Police Department (NYPD) expense budget, which removes $1 billion from the NYPD’s spending when combined with associated costs.
The amount is far less than what some protesters demanded. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., said earlier that $1.5 billion in cuts would not be enough.
“Defunding police means defunding police. It does not mean budget tricks or funny math,” she said. One Twitter user wrote, “This is like putting the NYPD budget in Groucho Marx glasses and calling it a day.”
New York City Council Minority Whip Joseph Borelli voted no against the budget cuts and said, “know what we’re doing will create a more violent city.”
Borelli added that there were “72 shootings last week alone, and not one shot by [a] NYPD officer.”
“We must always have safety and we will in this city, but we are also going to amplify both safety and fairness by reaching our young people more deeply than ever before,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said speaking from a press conference Tuesday. “And that’s what this budget is all about.”
Many demonstrators feel the budget changes weren’t enough, and some plan on staying camped outside City Hall indefinitely.
Moving to defund law enforcement as crime soars has to be one of the dumbest moves of all time.
NYC resident are about to get a hard lesson on what progressive policies really mean in the real world.
That said, couldn’t happen to a nicer group of people. After all they voted these jokers into office and now they’re going to pay the price.