Tammy on December 17, 2020
Lots of dumb flowing out of the “Defund the Police” cheerleaders on the Minneapolis City Council as a crime surge is making that city unlivable. My favorite backtrack? One councilmember actually said, “I think that it’s important to name that dismantle does not mean dismantle into nothing, it means dismantling what we currently have to build something new…” Ok, sure. Right now, it’s dismantling into a new crime wave. Via Fox News. Two Minneapolis City Council Members are denying their involvement with the “defund the police” movement just days after the council approved a budget that shifted approximately $8 million from the police department and months after they joined colleagues in calling for the dismantlement of the Minnesota city’s department…...
Tammy on November 30, 2020
Surprise! Via Campus Reform. Portland State University announced in August its plan to disarm campus police officers by replacing their firearms with tasers, but those plans have been put on a temporary hold. The plan to disarm officers was announced earlier in 2020 after rallies and protesters at PSU called for justice for Jason Washington, who was killed by officers in 2018. Campus Reform reported on the efforts of PSU students and staff to disarm officers in 2019. Campus Police Chief Willie Halliburton stated that in order for unarmed officers to be safe, the school would need two officers for every shift, which hasn’t been possible due to the retirement or resignation of several officers… “Since then, staff turnover and...