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List of Cities Defunding the Police

There’s a new trend sweeping across America. Violent activists are demanding that police departments be defunded, or even abolished. In a few major cities, officials and policymakers are caving to the demands of these radical activists, slashing police department budgets in crime-ridden areas. Unsurprisingly, there are now surges in violent crimes in cities that are actively defunding their police. Here is a list of cities defunding the police and their surge in crime.

The Minneapolis City Council has recently approved cutting $10 million from the police budget. This is the first permanent cut with more expected to follow.

“[Dismantling the police] is one step in a direction to create safety for every single resident of our city” – Minneapolis City Council

  • 60% more homicides this year than last year
  • 269 violent shootings this year by July, equaling all of the shootings from last year

Seattle city council plans to cut the Seattle Police Department budget by 50% and has already approved cutting $76 million out of the 2021 budget for the police.

“In police-free zones, we could have a summer of love.”- Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan

  • 525% crime increase last month compared to 2019
  • 4 violent shootings in 10 days within CHAZ

New York City officials agreed on a budget that shifts roughly $1 billion from the police department, but advocates and lawmakers say the change doesn’t go far enough.

“We think defunding police is the right thing to do.” – NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio

  • 130% increase in shootings this year compared to last year
  • Murder totals this year have increased in every borough

Chicago:

“It’s time for our city to seriously look at cutting the police budget.” – Chicago City Council

  • May 31st, 2020 – most violent day in 60 years:

    “We’ve never seen anything like it at all. I don’t even know how to put it into context. It’s beyond anything that we’ve ever seen before.” – Max Kapustin, senior research director Chicago Crime Lab

  • May through July: 1,130 shootings, 212 of them fatal

The Portland City Council cut $15 million from its police budget earlier this month. $5 million  will be put toward a new program that sends unarmed first responders to answer homelessness calls.

“Defunding the police is a victory. We’re not done.” – Portland City Council

  • Violent shootings up 240% from 2019
  • Average homicide rates are up 10 more murders per month from 2019

Atlanta has cut their city’s corrections budget by 60% by converting the Atlanta city jail into a “center of equity, health, and wellness.”

“We’ve been defunding the police for the last few years.” – Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms

  • Murders are up to 86% this month compared to last year
  • 165% more shooting victims relative to last year

Los Angeles City Council recently approved a new study to find ways to cut the Los Angeles Police Department’s budget by $100 million to $150 million.

“This is the dawn of a new era of public safety in Los Angeles.” – Los Angeles City Council

  • The Murder rate is up from last year
  • Double-digit rises in homicides in the past two months

Baltimore:

“I am proud to lead a City Council that took the first step to responsibly reduce Baltimore’s budget dependence on policing.” – City Council President Brandon Scott

  • Homicides in Baltimore are pacing ahead of last year’s record-breaking rate
  • 164 people have been murdered this year

Philadelphia canceled a planned $19 million increase for the police department and shifted $14 million from the current police budget.

“It is counterproductive to increase spending on the Police Department” – Philadelphia City Council

  • Homicide is up 28% above last year’s pace
  • An average of 4.7 people are shot per day

The Washington D.C. Council’s Committee unanimously approved a plan to defund the police department budget by more than $15 million.

“There are too many people still stuck in the old ways of a law-and-order kind of approach.” – D.C. Council Member David Grosso

  • Homicide is 23% higher than where the city was at this time in 2019
  • D.C. homicide total has surpassed 100 for the year

Axios reported murder rates “rose sharply” in 2020, with America’s most populous cities — New York, Los Angeles,  and Chicago — accounting “for a disproportionate amount of the rise.” Atlanta and other Democrat-run large cities are seeing an increase in violent crime due to Democrats’ undermining of law enforcement, Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA) cited.

“The issue is rising violent crime in Atlanta,” Hice said, “but I would venture to say probably every blue city in the country is seeing an increase in crime, and that’s because they have embraced a basic philosophy that is erroneous, that somehow it’s a good idea to defund police or attack the police [or] discredit the police, and somehow that’s supposed to help reduce crime. It just makes no sense whatsoever.” Hear Hice comments below:

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  1. I really do hate stupid. SMH! My question is “Who are you going to call when you need assistance”? The people who want to defund our Police depts. YOU GET WHAT YOU DESERVE! Just being honest!

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