L.A. Sheriff Blames "Defund The Police" For Crime Rates
The Defund the Police movement was a waste of everyone's time. It clearly didn't help the police, and in no way did help the BLM Protesters who were protesting/rioting over police brutality. It only helped the MSM with ratings and criminals. L.A. Sheriff Villanueva blames liberals and the defund the police movement for the "worrying spike in violent crime" that is plaguing his community. And he's right to blame them.
"Los Angeles County's top cop, Sheriff Alex Villanueva, says the far-left "defund the police" narrative and progressive officials are responsible for a worrying spike in violent crime.
In Los Angeles, for example, murders are up nearly 200%. Through the first two months of 2021, there were 60 murders in Los Angeles County compared to just 21 during the same time period last year.
Portland is another major city experiencing a wave of homicide. There were 25 murders in Portland through the first three months of 2021 compared to just three during the same time period in 2020."
"Villanueva specifically blamed new Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón, the progressive lawman who has introduced quick reform to Los Angeles law enforcement after just months on the job."
"They need to really pick and choose very carefully.because for them it’s very easy to say, ‘Oh yeah, all cops are bad,’ and, ‘Let’s reform and defund the police,'" Villanueva said. "Yet they’re the very first ones to pick up the 911 when someone’s crawling over their back gate trying to get into their house."
If BLM and the Defund the police rioters/protesters were really looking to stop the very rare occurences of police brutality, then they should have been looking to reform the police. Reforming the police and getting them extra training would cost more money though, the exact opposite of what they were doing... But that would make sense, and as we saw last summer, they couldn't even peacefully protest properly as its seemed every "peaceful protest" turned into a riot which just hurt the community even more.
Cities whose leaders bowed to the defund the police movement, quickly learned how much they need the police, and what's really sad, is that some true blue states are not fixing their mistake, leaving communities to fend for themselves.