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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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Real estate websites Redfin, Realtor.com will no longer display crime data ‘due to racial bias concerns’

The woke culture is not only a facilitator for crime, but it also protects criminals and endangers citizens

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The woke culture is not only a facilitator for crime, but it also protects criminals and endangers citizens. Two popular homebuying websites, Zillow and Redfin, are the latest companies to kowtow to a weak and sensitive culture.

Redfin and Realtor.com both “put forth announcements on the same day back in December that their sites will no longer display or gather any crime data for the neighborhoods covered within them due to racial bias concerns” reports Steadfastandloyal.com.

In a blog post, CEO of Realtor.com David Doctorow wrote the company is attempting to “break down those hurdles” of discrimination in homeownership. “For example, earlier this month, we removed the crime map layer from all search results on Realtor.com to rethink the safety information we share on Realtor.com and how we can best integrate it as part of a consumer’s home search experience,” stated Doctorow.

“In the weeks and months ahead, we plan to examine closely what neighborhood safety means for buyers and renters who use our site so we can reimagine how we integrate safety data on Realtor.com. Our goal is to ensure we are providing consumers with the most valuable, fair and accurate neighborhood data so they can make informed decisions about where they want to rent or purchase their next home,” added Doctorow.

In a blog post on the same day, the chief growth officer for Redfin, Christian Taubman, wrote Redfin was entirely aware that people want to know “whether they’ll feel safe in a given home or neighborhood,” but “the data available don’t allow us to speak accurately to that question, and given the long history of redlining and racist housing covenants in the United States there’s too great a risk of this inaccuracy reinforcing racial bias.”

“We believe that Redfin–and all real estate sites–should not show neighborhood crime data,” Taubman stated.

Taubman went on to inaccuracies of crime reporting as an excuse for not adding the information to its website. “In the 2019 survey, people reporting crimes were more likely to describe their offender as young, male, and Black than would be expected given the representation of those groups in the population,” he said.

Taubman concluded, “in this case we’re confident that the crime data that are available today ought not to be on Redfin or any other real estate site.”

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Chicago 911 Dispatcher says ‘All Hell Has Broken Loose’ Crime is ‘Nonstop’

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The liberal run city of Chicago is in a downward spiral suffocated by crime. Few understand what is happening better than 911 dispatchers who have the impossible task of listening to people suffer through crimes, yet unable to help them due to liberal policies creating a violent crime epidemic and police shortage.

Keith Thornton posted a video to Facebook last week saying Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is “a disgrace.” Thornton took it upon himself to warn citizens about which Chicago police district is unavailable due to the staffing shortages.

In an interview with Fox & Friends Thornton said that “all hell has broken loose” in Chicago while local officials have failed to act. “It’s been shenanigans, and it’s just nonstop, day after day. It doesn’t matter if it’s morning time, evening time, whatever –at all hours of the day, there is a massive amount of crime taking place within the city of Chicago.”

“When I’m getting text messages from officers telling me that they’re scared and afraid for their safety because they’re working by themselves, and then the beat next to them would normally back them up, they’re not even there because the cars are down. That’s a problem. It’s a safety concern” Thornton said in an interview with Chicago’s WLS-TV.

Chicago Police Department data shows homicides, shootings, thefts and criminal sexual assaults are all up drastically compared to last year. Lightfoot has not only been a proponent of defunding the police, she also behaved viciously towards law enforcement.

After Chicago Police Officer Ella French was killed during a routine traffic stop, Lightfoot blamed “guns and the violence they bring” for her death. When Lightfoot visited French’s partner who was wounded and fighting for his life at the time at the hospital, dozens of officers at the hospital turned their back on the mayor.

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