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Defunding Is Out, Refunding Is In: Minneapolis Approves More Funding to Police to Combat Crime Surge

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The Epoch Times reports that multiple cities are backtracking on a call to arms to defund the police in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement. Not surprisingly, the very liberal cities that supported the defunding movement have quickly experienced a surge in crime levels.

A negative plus a negative doesn’t equal a positive; i.e., liberal policies pandering to progressivism plus defunding those who protect from said liberal policies does not equal peace, love and happiness.

Minneapolis’ Democratic leadership has been proudly screaming from the rooftops how supportive they are of so-called “progress” systemic change and defunding racist establishments.

What they haven’t been vocalizing is the fact that only months ago, the Minneapolis City Council “voted to approve $6.4 million more in funding to the police department, coming after a number of councilmembers last year pledged to completely abolish the department” writes the Epoch Times.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, “announced this month that his city is building a police precinct in Queens to deal with a spate in rising crime – coming months after he pledged to cut $1 billion from the NYPD’s budget” reports the Epoch Times. In actuality, “the city has cut far less from the police department than the pledged $1 billion.”

Minneapolis’ Democratic Mayor Jacob Frey said “the violence needs to stop; it’s unacceptable…People deserve to feel safe in their neighborhood, they deserve to be able to send their kids out to the sidewalk to play and to recreate without bullets flying by. That’s unacceptable. We should be holding these perpetrators accountable.”

The word “perpetrator” has been used to vilify policemen for an entire year. Finally, Frey blames the activists who called to defund the police. “When you make big, overarching statements that we’re going to defund or abolish and dismantle the police department and get rid of all the officers, there’s an impact to that” said Frey. Welcome to planet earth, Mayor Frey.

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  1. jbs

    May 26, 2021 at 9:32 am

    A blind man could have seen this coming.

  2. American Patriot

    May 26, 2021 at 9:59 am

    Some lessons have to be learned the hard way. Defunding police is absurd. A few lousy cops doesn’t define all cops. Most cops are good, caring people. And if BLM and others want to stir the pot by professing that ‘black lives matter’, there are way more people who feel that all lives matter including the lives of cops. Blacks don’t want to be defined in a negative way for those among them who break the laws…well, guess what…no one want to be lumped into that negativity. Re-fund the police across the nation, et some gumption and lay down the law. You don’t like it? Move.

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Gunman In Highland Park Shooting Was ‘Dressed In Women’s Clothing’

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The suspected gunman who opened fire at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois, on Monday was wearing women’s clothing as a disguise, police announced Tuesday.

The attack killed six people and injured dozens more, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek. The suspect, 22-year-old Robert E. Crimo III, was apprehended by police later that day near Lake Forest, Illinois.

“During the attack, Crimo was dressed in women’s clothing,” said Sgt. Christopher Covelli, of the Lake County Major Crime Task Force, FOX 10 reported. “Investigators do believe he did this to conceal his facial tattoos and his identity and help him during the escape with the other people who were fleeing the chaos.”

“He brought a high-powered rifle to this parade,” Covelli said. “He accessed the roof of a business via a fire escape ladder and began opening fire on the innocent Independence Day celebration-goers.”

“After the shooting, Crimo blended in with the crowd and walked to his mother’s home in the area where he borrowed her vehicle, Covelli said. A member of the community spotted Crimo driving and called 911,” FOX 10 reported. “Crimo was pulled over and arrested during a traffic stop about five miles north of the shooting.”

Investigators have interrogated Crimo and reviewed his social media but have not been able to determine a motive for the attack, Covelli said.

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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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