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Obama cautions activists against using ‘defund the police’ slogan

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Washington Former President Barack Obama cautioned young activists against using the slogan "defund the police" to achieve changes in policing practices, instead urging them in a new interview to have a more inclusiv...

Daunte Wright’s death reignites ‘Defund the Police’ movement

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Multiple progressive activists, politicians and groups have renewed their demands to cut police funding after Wright was shot during a traffic stop. Our Revolution — a spinoff of Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential cam...

Sen. John Kennedy tells ‘defund the police’ supporters: ‘Next time you get in trouble, call a crackhead’

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 KENNEDY: Here's my perspective: Unlike some of my colleagues, I do not believe that America is a racist nation. We are not perfect, but I think we are good. We have racists in our country, just like everyplace else....

AOC-linked group backs ‘Defund the Police’ advocate in NY primary

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Justice Democrats — a political action committee linked to Ocasio-Cortez and other members of the progressive "Squad" — threw their support behind activist Rana Abdelhamid in a primary challenge to Rep. Carolyn Malon...

Greg Gutfeld: Ben & Jerry’s calls to defund the police, but they should look inward

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The ice cream maker tweeted Monday: "The murder of #DaunteWright is rooted in [W]hite supremacy and results from the intentional criminalization of Black and Brown communities. The system can't be reformed. It must b...

‘Defund the Police’ advocates lack effective alternatives for combating violent crime

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Multiple progressive members of Congress – in particular, those affiliated with the so-called "Squad" – as well as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) have called for a decrease in or cessation of law enforceme...

Louisville police department struggles to recruit new staff in Defund The Police era

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"I would say that we’re in dire straits," said River City Fraternal Order of Police press secretary Dave Mutchler, speaking to the current condition of LMPD staffing. Mutchler also serves as a spokesperson for the Lo...

‘Squad’ Dem Cori Bush praises St. Louis’ ‘historic’ vote to ‘defund’ police

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"Today’s decision to defund the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is historic. It marks a new future for our city," Bush said in a statement. "For decades, our city funneled more and more money into our police...

Georgia law sets ‘defund police’ limits, will ‘stop radical, out-of-control’ towns from slashing funds: Gaines

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Kemp, a Republican, signed the legislation on Friday at the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office gun range in Bethlehem, with sheriffs and police chiefs by his side. Rep. Houston Gaines, an Athens Republican and the bill’s...

Tim Scott: ‘Defund the police’ is ‘dumbest’ thing I’ve heard in my life

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TIM SCOTT: The first thing we should say is thank God for people who put on the uniform. This is national police week. So there is no better time for us to say thank you to an officer, so when you see an officer arou...

Kansas City leaders propose defund the police measure amid skyrocketing crime

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Mayor Quinton Lucas, with the support of several city councilmembers, said he introduced two ordinances that will give the city more influence in how the Kansas City Police Department spends its money along with new ...

St. Louis’ murder rate, already highest in US, soared last year; mayor vows to defund the police

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St. Louis' Tishaura Jones, who became the city’s first Black female mayor last month, had campaigned on a promise to enact progressive criminal justice reforms. The head of the city’s corrections department is also o...

Gov. Abbott: ‘We’re going to defund’ Texas cities that defund police

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BYRON DONALDS: PEOPLE DON’T CALL ‘ACTIVISTS OR POLITICIANS’ WHEN IN DANGER, THEY CALL THE POLICE GREG ABBOTT: Well, the reason it's stronger is because, as you pointed out, I'm about to sign a law that will ensure th...

Defund the police encounters resistance as violent crime spikes

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One year since a nationwide movement sparked calls for slashing police funding in favor of other nontraditional forms of public safety, it's not clear whether any city achieved anything resembling what protesters de...

Atlanta ‘defund the police’ backer has car stolen — by kids in broad daylight: reports

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Councilman Antonio Brown was attending a ribbon-cutting ceremony at an event in northeast Atlanta around noon when at least four kids jumped into his car and took off, FOX 5 of Atlanta reported.  "You don’t immediate...

As crime surges across the US, liberal cities are seeing the ‘consequences’ of Defund the Police: Bratton

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 "They’re recognizing that in a democracy, the essential element for public safety is the police," Bratton said during a Thursday appearance on "America’s Newsroom."  Bratton said that while the political "pendulum" ...

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