The summer of 2020 saw a cry from the Left to “defund the police.”
Now, the summer of 2021 is proving just what happens when you try to takedown law enforcement as violent crime spikes across the country.
And this “Squad” member continues to preach that we must “defund the police,” but his actions seem to say otherwise.
Many Democrat lawmakers are starting to see just how destructive this idea of defunding the police is to their cities and political careers.
In a recent report released by Breitbart News, homicides have increased 58% in Democrat-controlled Atlanta and 533% in the liberal run Portland.
Shootings have skyrocketed by 54% in New York City.
There is no doubt this surge is the result of far-left politicians dismantling their city’s law enforcement agencies.
But some liberal politicians are still refusing to admit this and continue to live a life of utter hypocrisy.
Jamaal Bowman is one such lawmaker.
Bowman, a member of the “Squad,” has been calling for the defunding of police for months now and says it is all in the name of equality.
In December of 2020, Bowman stated that we need to “defund the system that’s terrorizing our communities.”
The Representative from New York called it a “cruel system” that “can’t be reformed” so must be defunded.
In a tweet from April, Bowman stated, “We screamed defund the police so we could reallocate those resources toward something that focuses on true public health and public safety.”
But in what can only be described as hypocrisy at its finest, Bowman apparently requested protection from the very men and women he is trying to defund.
In a New York Post piece, Yonkers Police Department Detective Lt. Dean Politopoulos said, “About a week after the January 6 incident at the Capitol, we received a request from the Congressman’s office for increased police presence at his residence.”
One can only scratch their head and wonder how Rep. Bowman intends to keep police protection at his home while simultaneously calling to have the very departments protecting him defunded.
Politopoulos went on to say, “In response, our Intelligence Unit was notified of the request, and the local precinct instituted what is called a directed patrol at the Congressman’s home for the next two weeks.”
Once again, Democrats prove that they do not practice what they preach. It is a “do as I say, not as I do mentality” that far too many Americans are buying into.
Some establishment Democrats see the clear issues with defunding the police and have been keenly aware of how these calls will hurt their chances at reelection.
Democrat Representative Sean Patrick Maloney of New York recently told The New York Times, “we are the only party in Washington right now funding the police,” trying to spin voting for Biden’s COVID-stimulus as a vote to fund police departments.
This is a noticeable departure from what many on the Left were saying just six months ago.
Again, taking that same approach as Maloney, Democrat Rep. Val Demings, who is challenging Marco Rubio for his Senate seat, is trying to flip the narrative on its head by saying that it’s the Republicans being anti-police.
“When it came to supporting resources for local communities, including law enforcement, not one Republican voted in favor of that funding. When first responders needed them the most – one of those moments – they just didn’t deliver,” Demings stated.
It doesn’t matter how you spin it – the Democrats see the writing on the wall and are starting to shake in their boots.
Many are predicting a Republican tidal wave in the 2022 midterm elections, and Dems are trying desperately to stave it off.
Culture Watch News will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.