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NEW YORK — As violent crime surges from coast to coast, Democrats could do one of two things about their defund-the-police initiatives that are propelling this mayhem. They could defend their efforts and say, in essence, Who cares about the burgeoning carnage? We want social justice, the blood of innocents be damned. Or they could apologize: We blew it! Our soft-headed ideas were gunned down by reality. Sorry! 

Instead, Democrats are performing a political trifecta of hypocrisy, deceit, and psychological projection: Democrats didn’t defund the police. Republicans did.

Lying Democrats now blame Republicans for defunding police and, presumably, unleashing the ensuing epidemic of lawlessness. Their “proof?” Republicans opposed Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan that provided $350 billion in aid to states, cities, and tribes. Nowhere does this 242-page bill mention “police” or “law enforcement.” This legislation lets “public safety officers” participate in an $80 million allotment for “mental health and substance use disorder training.” Also, “public safety” is among the purposes of a $772.5 million outlay to Tribal governments. 

Now, post facto, Biden encourages states and cities to spend some of this $350 billion on police. If Biden told them tomorrow to dedicate this sum to food for orphans, he could slam Republicans for “starving orphans to death.”

This massive, filthy lie is refuted easily by Democrats’ pro-defunding comments and the defunding perpetrated in Democrat-run cities after the May 2020 murder of George Floyd beneath the knee of Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin.

Last July 8, activist Ady Barkan asked candidate Joe Biden in a virtual interview, “But do we agree that we can redirect some of the funding?” away from police.

Yes, absolutely,” Biden said from his Delaware bunker.

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos asked candidate Kamala Harris on June 9, 2020 if she supported Mayor Eric Garcetti’s (D – Los Angeles) plan to “take some of the money from policing, about $150 million, invest it in health initiatives, training initiatives for youth.”

Harris replied: “I applaud Eric Garcetti for doing what he’s done.”

Vanita Gupta, now Biden’s Associate Attorney General, said on June 16, 2020, that officials should “decrease police budgets and the scope, role, and responsibility of police in our lives.” 

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D – Minnesota) told a rally on June 7, 2020: “Not only do we need to disinvest from the police, but we need to completely dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department.” 

“Defunding police means defunding police,” Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes (D – New York) said on June 30, 2020. “It does not mean budget tricks or funny math.

Atop these and many more pro-defunding comments by the Democrat-Left, leaders in Democrat-run cities defunded their police departments. Among numerous such actions, consider these:

Portland, Oregon’s City Commission voted 3-1 on June 17, 2020 to defund $15 million from its police budget, nixing 84 positions.

According to the National Fraternal Order of Police, Portland’s homicides soared 800 percent through May 25, 2021 versus that date last year.

The Washington, D.C. City Council’s Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety voted unanimously on June 25, 2020 to defund $15 million from the Metropolitan Police Department and shift that sum to social programs. Homicides up 35 percent. 

The Los Angeles City Council voted 12-2 on July 1, 2020 to defund the LAPD by $150 million. Homicides up 27 percent. 

The New York City Council that day voted 32-17 to defund the NYPD by $1 billion. Homicides up 22 percent. 

The Minneapolis City Council voted 7-6 last December 10 to defund its police department by $8 million and spend that sum on other services. Homicides up 56 percent. 

Beyond defunding, Democrats demonized police as trigger-happy racists who shoot blacks for sport. This has fueled resignations, retirements, and a “don’t get involved” attitude by cops in metaphorical handcuffs.

Rather than make jackasses of themselves by baselessly pinning their tails on elephants, Democrats simply should apologize for their massive defunding debacle and beg for the American people’s forgiveness.

Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News Contributor, a contributing editor with National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research. Bucknell University’s Michael Malarkey contributed research to this opinion piece.

Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News Contributor, a contributing editor with National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research.

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H. D.
2 months ago

What we need to defund/disable/disassemble/dismiss is the Capitol Police in DC, as they actually don’t do anything of any importance, anyway.

John
2 months ago

All members of the thinking right know that the Democrats are to blame for this major error and out-of-control rise in crime–especially murder!–but the folks on the left are unable to think their ways out of a paper bag that is open on both ends! They think that conservatives are to blame for everything that they themselves do wrong and fail to see the utter lack of logic in their opinions. The Democrats of today are the fools who were put through our (mis)education system for the past generation or two (at a minimum). They were never taught critical thinking or even the simple concept of cause and effect (let alone other such complicated subjects as “supply and demand” and single-digit arithmetic). We, the thinking right, need to do all we can to remove these idiot lefties from every corner of our government at all levels, minimize their ability to damage our country and its image around the world, and ensure that the United States of America is once again strong, unified, and truly a melting pot devoid of leftist-promoted racism and anti-Semitism.

JOHN
2 months ago

Its all BS, try not to get too wrapped up in it.
Get on with your life and find things to do that keep you happy.

Valkyrie
2 months ago
Reply to  JOHN

In other words, let them do whatever they want, because, by your logic, what they do doesn’t mean anything and will have no consequences! Pretty dangerous thinking.

FreedomFox
2 months ago

Corrupt con-gress are breaking their Oaths of Office! Remove them by the Law’s. And Now.

2 months ago

Show me an honest Democrat, aka loony left liberal, and I will seriously consider leaving the community of DEPLORABLES and join the “IN” (IMBECILE NINCOMPOOPS) CROWD,

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME A MEMBER OF THE “IN” CROWD’s lips spoke an UNLIE?

Valkyrie
2 months ago

It’s an old trick. In the 1930s the Nazis created the crimes but blamed it on the Jews who became the scapegoats. Today, the Democrats create the crimes and when it catches up with them, they blame it on the Republicans and white people. The mainstream media backs their lies because it sells and we have nothing new. Not learning from the past produces the same results. It’s human nature. It can only get worse unless something is done to stop it and soon before it takes on a life of its own.

Jawad
2 months ago

Such behavior is very typical of the Demoncrats. Whatever outrage they cook up to blame on Republicans, you can bet your bottom dollar that it is an outrage they themselves have committed. That’s how it occurred to them, for they have little imagination outside of diabolical mischief.

Gene Ralno
2 months ago

Democrats excel in use of political flimflam and three-card-monte. They own big media so the only winning move is to ignore them. They’ll tire of hysterical howling in a few hours and conservatives can go back to work.

charles A wilkins
2 months ago

WHAT A CROCK OF BS THE BATTLES CRY OF THE DEMOCRATS RETURNING TO BITE THEM IN THE ASS. Chinese dry wall killed our homes, Chinese face masks proved defective killing our people, Chinese dog food killing our pets, Chinese lead paint on toys killed our babies Chinese virus again killed our people, why does Biden want to be friends with China? have Hunter accepting large amounts of money? Chinese are trying to kill our dollar,

What am I missing? Sounds to me like China hates our guts, Why are all these American companies so in love with China? Why is Biden lifting restrictions on China?

Stephen Russell
2 months ago

Dems created Defund Police day 1

Deborah Coleman
2 months ago

GET A FREAKING GRIP DEMOCRATS! Your bull shit lies are all catching up with you and we KNOW the truth! You are all horrible liars and you MUST go to Prison!

Deborah Coleman
2 months ago

Kameltoe Harris is PATHETIC!

P N Jones
2 months ago

If the news media would report the truth, then some Democrats would know what is happening. However many Democrats have been brain washed and can’t see through the lies and are leading this country into dangerous areas.

Steven
2 months ago

Anyone notice as of yesterday when it broke of the thousands and thousands of fraud votes and ballots were found voting for Biden and all erased and not a word anywhere? Look at yesterdays news and look at today, Not a word about it and a coverup by the Dems and Big Tech. Democrats have been caught at this fraud election and they are doing the cover up now as always.

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