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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...

Rep. John Katko: What’s the use of having gun laws if you defund the police?

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Fox News anchor Trey Gowdy asked Katko what he attributes the rising crime rate in cities like New York City.  "Number one, they defunded the police department in New York City by one-sixth, cutting one billion dolla...

BLM attacks Booker for defund the police vote, says ‘NO ONE’ in Senate had their back

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"Tell the House to Remove the Senate’s Anti-Black Amendment to the Budget Resolution," the group tweeted Friday. "They vote on this next week!" In a prior tweet, they labeled the measure a "universal attempt to sil...

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...

Kansas City defund the police effort ‘destructive and deadly,’ Missouri AG says as he files amicus brief

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On May 20, the City of Kansas City Council passed several ordinances that effectively defunded the Kansas City Metropolitan Police Department (KCPD), removing $ 42 million from the police department's budget and mov...

Ex-top cop Bratton: Defund the police? We’re at the center of the storm, doing the jobs no one else wants

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All are centered around the idea of taking from law enforcement organizations many of the responsibilities and associated funding that have become flash points—dealing with the mentally ill, the homeless, the addicte...

Biden claims GOP is ‘lying’ about Democrats wanting to defund police, says he’s never supported it

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The president went on to explain the various ways that policing should be reformed and also denied ever calling for police to be defunded. "I’ve never said defund the police," Biden claimed. "They’re lying," Biden s...

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...

Psaki casts GOP as party of ‘defund the police’ after slogan backfires on Democrats

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Republicans voted against President Biden's $ 1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, which was signed in March, even though it included $ 350 billion for state and local governments that could be used for local police....

Pro-Antifa ‘Defund the Police’ group appears to suggest burning down police precincts

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"This is the Third Precinct in Minneapolis, today," the group CrimethInc. posted on Twitter Friday along with a picture of a Minneapolis police station that was torched during Black Lives Matter rioting. "When we say...

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...

Steve Scalise torches ‘Squad’ member calling to defund ICE, CBP, DHS as border crisis rages

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BORDER CRISIS SHOWS FEW SIGNS OF SLOWING AS MIGRAN ENCOUNTERS, FENTANYL SEIZURES STAY HIGH REP. STEVE SCALISE: It's very disturbing when you hear a sitting member of Congress referring to people who are keeping our n...

Ex-NYPD captain running for mayor slams AOC-backed defund police candidate whose block hired private security

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"To me that’s the highest level of hypocrisy," Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams said at a news conference Tuesday. "Security can’t be for the affluent — it must be for every New Yorker." Wiley has called for sla...

Dukakis calls progressive ‘defund the police’ push ‘nuts,’ says it takes away from proven community policing

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The longest-serving governor in Massachusetts’ history, Dukakis said Massachusetts, a state with one of the lowest murder per capita rates in the nation, shows how Democrats have gotten it right in the past when it c...

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....

Gwen Berry, flag-snubbing US Olympian, sponsored by ‘defund the police’ advocates

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Color of Change, which has sponsored Berry since last September and is funding her through the end of the year, applauded her "leadership" on Tuesday amid the ongoing backlash.  FORMER ARMY RANGER, NFL PLAYER: ‘MAKES...

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