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L.A. Wants to Defund Police; Would Eliminate 6 Units Including Special Victims Bureau, Gang Enforcement, Fraud and Cybercrimes

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alls to defund the police are ringing out across the nation in support of the voices of rioters and protesters. Ironically, the calls to action coincide with additional complaints that police were unable to respond fast enough, or even at all, to scenes because of the violent looters and protesters. So, “we want them gone, but also want them to come quicker, faster, stronger, and protect me better.”

It’s a delusional world we live in, and Democratic leadership is perpetuating the problem. Democratic-led governments are making a movement towards greatly decreasing funds for law enforcement. Los Angeles County CEO Sachi Hamai has put forward a proposal to cut roughly $145.4 million allocated to local police.

“The budget cuts are targeted specifically to hurt public safety while sparing virtually every other function of county government from any reductions,” said Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva. The proposed bid would eliminate six entire units from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.

Villanueva explains the danger and consequences of such an idea: “These cuts come at a time when jails were de-populated of over five thousand inmates in order to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that restrictions are lifting, violent crimes, such as murder, are on the rise across the County. Now is not the time to cut vital law enforcement services, that should be the last thing cut.”

The units Hamai’s proposed budget recommends eliminating are specific, and an integral part of keeping communities safe. The six units are:

*Safe Streets Bureau (Gang Enforcement)

*Parks Bureau

*Special Victims Bureau (Sexual/Physical Abuse of Children, Rape, Human Trafficking)

*Community Partnership Bureau (COPS Team)

*Fraud & Cybercrimes Bureau

*Major Crimes Bureau

Villanueva tweeted information about the proposed budget on official County Sheriff letterhead on June 27thwith the title: “DEFUNDING THE LASD BUDGET $145.4M” In the letter, Villanueva explains: “The CEO and the Board have embraced the ‘Defund the Police’ movement and are cynically hiding behind accounting maneuvers, knowing well that loss of revenue in sales tax can be made up by equitably distributing more stable revenue streams like property taxes.

This is not acceptable and a willful abandonment of one of the top priorities of all local government, keeping people safe.” Villanueva concluded, “curiously, the bloated county bureaucracy remains virtually intact, which should always be the first to suffer reductions. The priorities of the Board of Supervisors are not the priorities of the good people of Los Angeles County.”

14 Comments

  1. The city council of l.a., if they go forward with this defunding of the police and sheriff’s departments, are absolutely out of their minds!

  2. Let them defund the police and suffer the consequences.

  3. L.A. actually NEEDS SEVERAL MENTAL ASSYLUMS, back in business! The City Council should be the 1st to be put into them, IF they even concidered getting rid of Law Enforcement! If you haven’t figured it out yet, DEMOCRAT MARXIST’S have taken over. Could they possibly be the Morphing ENEMY we are fighting against, in our Country? They are NOT Democrats of old…by ANY MEANS!

  4. L.A. is the district of Maxine Waters and Adam Schiff go figure.

  5. Where did I hear this before, Elections have
    Consequences. Live with your votes LA.

  6. More decent residents will be moving away permanently. Maybe the mayor and council want that to happen. The only remaining folks will be: the poor, the criminals and homeless types, and rich Pelosi-Hollywood types.

  7. or, DIE with them! That will be a BIG possibility with NO cops!

  8. I believe that we, as Sane Americans, should call for a no travel zone to these areas. No visitor or tourist money should go to these counties. And if people are stupid enough to travel to these locations, all I can say is Good Luck with your life and your property. DO NOT SUPPORT ANYWHERE WHERE THEY ARE CALLING FOR DEFUNDING THE POLICE. It’s your life and your property at stake.

  9. The thing is, only the people suffer – not the politicians.

    THEY have private security at taxpayer expense.

    THEY feel none of the repercussions of this idiocy – only gaze down, condescendingly, at the lowly non-elites (the commoners, as they used to say in medieval times).

    Yes, these powermongers were indeed elected – but do we know how many real votes there were, and how many cheats?

  10. Property taxes pay for services Police ,Fire Dept Etc. No police no payment of property taxes Until police restored to safe levels.SUCK IT Sachi Hamai

  11. If this is the kind of government you want then so be it. That is your right and your choice, but when all hell breaks loss don’t come crying and ask to be bailed out. You elect these idiots so live with them. You can change that by giving another party a chance to change things. You are going to be taxed to death and you will see you pay check go to them. Wake up people before it is to late.

  12. We need to only defund the police in high crime areas. Keep the rest of the city safe

  13. Guess they should fund the police only in the areas where waters and schiff do not live

  14. I wish the LAPD – every cop in Orange County would stand down for a few days. As soon as the rioters – aka – looters hear the police are gone – they will be racing to Hollywood – Beverly Hill’s – Malibu – where all the real money is – and the garages are full of Lamborghini’s – Porsches – Bentleys and other fine cars. I can see the thugs now driving down PCH in THEIR new cars – with an “Oscar” on a chain around their necks sipping Dom Perignon. And the likes of Michelle Moore squealing like a pig because they have been violated. Cher will be running around screaming “If I could turn back time” etc.

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