Democrats Suddenly Want to Fund the Police
Democrats had an apparent change of heart and are now pushing to fund the police.
Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D) proposes raising the base pay for state troopers, correctional officers, and community supervisors.
“When we make smart investments in our law enforcement, we get better officer recruitment, we get better retention, we get better interaction with the community and we get a safer Georgia,” Abrams said in an interview with Axios.
Abrams told the outlet that she isn’t concerned about alienating progressives with her proposal.
“People don’t care about your party. They care about their lives,” she said.
Meanwhile, House Democrats are pushing a bipartisan measure that would provide funding to police departments nationwide.
The Invest to Protect Act, led by Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.) and Rep. John Rutherford (R-FL), would provide investments in training, body cameras, mental health resources, and recruiting.
“I believe it’s critically important we invest in law enforcement, we get their backs just like they get ours every day and we make sure we enforce the laws on the books and protect our communities,” Gottheimer said.
But Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) says the push to fund the police demonstrates a “branding problem” for the Democrats ahead of the midterms.
“It is clear that the Democrats have a branding problem,” Mace said during a recent appearance on Fox & Friends.
“You just had Nancy Pelosi slow-walk the security bill that would keep our justices safe when they had protesters showing up on their front lawn, when someone was armed and dangerous and when the president, Joe Biden, wouldn’t condemn these protests outside their homes, which, by the way, is against the law. But, yeah, you’re definitely seeing I guess, a branding problem with Democrats going into the midterm elections. Absolutely. 100%.”
8 comments on Democrats Suddenly Want to Fund the Police
Yeah! Now that midterms are only a couple of months away,the Leftists are beginning to make the campaign promises they have no intention of keeping! “Promise them everything, and give them nothing!” Just like Sleepy Joe did in the 2020 campaign! However, they should realize, We,The People, are onto their “disinformation” tactics now, and see them for the slimy swamp muck they truly are
None of this makes a bit of difference. We’ve done absolutely nothing valuable to prevent the election cheating. NOT A SINGLE ONE OF THESE “LAWMAKERS” has been indicted and prosecuted for their fraud, including the two 0h0m0 elections. They will create several more notable distractions that will keep the people busy, while they steal this midterm.
Please cite a credible reference that Democrats wanted to “defund” police.
As I understand it, police are not equipped to handle such things as mental illnesses. This was an additional duty forced on them when mental health facilities and some prisoners were pushed onto our streets. Additional professionals were requested to help with these cases. Police can only handle a certain variety of situation. Health professionals are needed for many others.
My citation is : https://www.brookings.edu/blog/how-we-rise/2021/05/19/7-myths-about-defunding-the-police-debunked/
There are NUMEROUS videos of elected Democrat Representatives, mayors and officials calling for defunding their police departments, not the least of who is AOC and the mayors of Chicago, NY, LA, Seattle, Portland….need I go on. Just Google ‘officials calling for defunding police’ and take a few days to rummage through the insane number of videos. Not a one is a Republican official calling for this absurd policy. Get real. Do you watch news programs from liberals, conservatives, leftists and right-wing extremists? You should get MORE familiar with all the parties involved before claiming any one viewpoint. Anything less is dishonest.
I always thought it was one of the stupidest things they had ever done, so now they realize it is not a good thing and give an idle promise to reverse. Mental health care is not something the police need to have shoved upon them. Professionals are needed. Police need to be aware of how to handle it within their jurisdiction but nothing else.
don’t be fooled this is only because mid-terms are coming do not believe the democrat likes..
Just trying to buy votes is all I see. I wouldn’t trust Abrams any farther than I can throw an elephant.
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