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Citizens Going to Drastic Lengths Such as ‘Tax and Fee Strike’ Until Leadership Refunds Law Enforcement Agencies

Citizens fight back with lawsuits, secession from cities in quest for increased safety

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Cities with the most liberal leadership that have called for defunding the police have experienced skyrocketing crime. Somehow no one is shocked but the leaders, who are now forced to refund their departments. According to a report from Fox Business, cities including New York, Oakland, Baltimore, Minneapolis and Los Angeles are “planning to reinstate tens of millions for the construction of new police precincts, increasing police department budgets, among other plans to bankroll more efforts to confront the uptick in crime.”

The Wall Street Journal reported that nationally, several of the largest local law enforcement agencies, city and county leaders are asking for funding increases for 9 of the 12 departments where next year’s budgets have already been proposed, with increases ranging from 1% to 6%.

Residents and businesses have been forced to make demands of their leadership and push back on defunding the police. “A group of 37 restaurants and small businesses in Baltimore recently sent a letter to the mayor, city council, and state’s attorney threatening to go on a tax and fee strike until leadership starts enforcing the law and addressing crime, drug dealing and other issues.”

A similar incident occurred in Minneapolis, where residents filed a lawsuit against the city for failing to keep people safe. PJ Media reports that according to the lawsuit, the city hasn’t met its minimum ratio of officers per citizen as required by the city charter. An Atlanta community is creating its own police department in response to the leadership’s defunding efforts.

With homicides alone up 24% since only January, will a sudden cry to “re-fund” be too little, too late? To some degree, the unsupportive damage has been done. The Associated Press reported that “law enforcement agencies across the country experienced a wave of retirements and departures and are struggling or recruit the next generation of police officers.”

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  1. 2tellthetruth

    June 23, 2021 at 9:24 am

    We need law and order to have a “civil society”. Every beating, shooting and break and enter, stealing from businesses, and fire setting those are ALL CRIMES! We need our POLICE DEPARTMENTS FUNDED FULLY!

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Democrats Introduce ‘Transgender Bill Of Rights’

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On Tuesday, House Democrats introduced a “Transgender Bill of Rights” to “protect and codify the rights of transgender and nonbinary people under the law and ensure their access to medical care, shelter, safety, and economic security.”

Led by Democrat Reps. Pramila Jayapal (WA), David Cicilline (RI), Marie Newman (IL), Mark Takano (CA), and Ritchie Torres (NY), HR 1209 proposes “amending the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, including gender identity and sex characteristics in public accommodations and federally funded programs and activities.”

“As we witness Republicans and an extremist Supreme Court attack and roll back the fundamental rights of trans people across our country, and as state legislatures across the country target our trans community with hateful, bigoted, and transphobic attacks, we are standing up and saying enough is enough,” said Jayapal, the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and co-chair of the Transgender Equality Task Force.

“Our Trans Bill of Rights says clearly to the trans community across the country that we see you and we will stand with you to ensure you are protected and given the dignity and respect that every person should have,” Jayapal added.

The bill seeks to increase the ability of children to get permanent and life changing surgeries by “eliminating unnecessary governmental restrictions on the provision of, and access to, gender-affirming medical care and counseling for transgender and nonbinary adults, adolescents, and children.”

The bill will additionally ensure that biological male students are allowed to compete in girls’ sports by amending federal “education laws to ensure that they protect students from discrimination based on sex, including gender identity and sex characteristics, and guarantee students’ right to participate in sports on teams that best align with their gender identity.”

Federal education laws will also be amended to allow students to :use school facilities that best align with their gender identity,” meaning that biological males would be allowed to use girls’ restrooms and locker rooms.

The bill expands beyond “transgender rights” to also ban states from making laws restricting abortion by “codifying the right to abortion.”

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