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Garcetti: LAPD budget to be cut by
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Posted By: mc squared, 6/4/2020 11:13:28 AM

Amid nationwide protests ignited by the police-involved killing of George Floyd early last week, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that up to $150 million will be cut from the L.A. Police Department as part of relocating some $250 million from the city’s budget to fund programs in communities of color. The United States has been rocked by widespread protests demanding justice and social reforms since Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died May 25 after being pinned to the ground by the knee of a white police officer against his neck. Garcetti called Floyd’s death during a Wednesday evening press briefing “a modern-day lynching” and the

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The picture used to be called a photo-op. Now it's genuine concern for the anarchists.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: 68BattleofBealeVet 6/4/2020 11:15:58 AM (No. 432110)
Stupid is as stupid does!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: edgar 6/4/2020 11:19:47 AM (No. 432122)
Can't wait to see the ROI (Return on Investment) on this one. The appeasement will only lead to bigger and better burning and looting the next time around.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: bobn.t 6/4/2020 11:20:55 AM (No. 432123)
That'll be a waste of money. Look at what welfare has done - nothing good comes from it, except, drugs, cigarettes, guns. black-on-black loves fests...
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Jethro bo 6/4/2020 11:25:28 AM (No. 432132)
And he basically said he was a sanctuary city for gangbangers. How precious!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: GoodDeal 6/4/2020 11:28:32 AM (No. 432138)
Reparations on the way.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Bona Fides 6/4/2020 11:38:51 AM (No. 432162)
How about veterans, especially combat wounded. Our clinics are and have been for months. I smell a payoff.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: BRDG 6/4/2020 11:49:26 AM (No. 432185)
Build a bigger jail.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 6/4/2020 11:51:16 AM (No. 432193)
This oughta work out just fine! Just be sure nothing of value is left in downtown LA so the mobs descend upon the Hollywood hills and Malibu.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 6/4/2020 11:51:36 AM (No. 432194)
This is all a big real estate ploy. Make it worthless, buy it up, kick out the useless homeless, rehire the cops, wealth beyond measure.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Strike3 6/4/2020 11:52:21 AM (No. 432198)
A symbolic drop in the bucket for the astronomical budget of Los Angeles but still sends the wrong message. Those who rioted should be punished, not rewarded.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Clinger 6/4/2020 11:57:03 AM (No. 432216)
Sure, spent that on bricks I'm sure stuff will get built with them.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: lgplgp 6/4/2020 12:01:48 PM (No. 432225)
All parts of the "defund the police" movement. Well there's actually a reasonable explanation on Rolling Stone. https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/defund-the-police-1007254/ making the reasonable argument that the police have had things dumped on them that aren't really policing matters (e.g., dealing with mentally ill, drug overdoses, etc...) since that was the easy way for city government to claim they've addressed the problems. So there is an argument for unburdening the police and having "flying squads" of social workers take them over. Of course, we've seen how well this has worked in NYC Penn Station where the social workers are fleeing their duties https://nypost.com/2020/02/20/this-vagrant-is-why-homeless-outreach-workers-are-fleeing-penn-station/ so how soon will it be before all those proposed "flying squads" of social workers are demanding police escorts? But its worth a try, to misquote Mencken " Progressivism is the theory that the liberals know what's best for society, and deserve to get it good and hard."
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Golfer24 6/4/2020 12:03:15 PM (No. 432231)
I would bet a lot of money they don't cut the police budgets in Brentwood, Beverly Hills, Malibu, etc. and wherever Garcetti lives. How could anyone think this is a good idea. No one is that stupid so it has to be part of a larger agenda.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: planetgeo 6/4/2020 12:04:33 PM (No. 432234)
I escaped from CA last year, but I lived in the LA/Southern CA area most of my life. Here's an absolute guarantee: if LA actually goes through with this, the BLM/black community is NOT going to like what happens. Namely, the Latino gangs are going to totally control LA and will decimate the black gangs and their associated free-lance thugs. Same goes for PantyFa. The Latinos have already taken over a large part of South-Central LA. Without the cops to keep them semi-separated, it's not going to be the Kwanzaa-shopping utopia that the BLM-ers are dreaming about. Guaranteed.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: NYbob 6/4/2020 12:10:40 PM (No. 432246)
LOL, this means it is about time for some out of work actors to make a little video about what a great idea this is. Time for the private security services of LA to geometrically raise their fees.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Bur Oak 6/4/2020 12:32:27 PM (No. 432279)
LA is working on being the Detroit of southern California.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: hershey 6/4/2020 12:35:08 PM (No. 432288)
Well of course...did you expect anything else???
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Reply 18 - Posted by: jimincalif 6/4/2020 1:07:05 PM (No. 432327)
What could go wrong?
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Reply 19 - Posted by: padiva 6/4/2020 1:26:52 PM (No. 432360)
#14 Congratulations
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Reply 20 - Posted by: woastew 6/4/2020 1:42:35 PM (No. 432382)
Dont worry. They'll just take it out of the department, put it somewhere else, put a label on it, and nothing will change.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: AmericaYes 6/4/2020 1:59:54 PM (No. 432401)
An attempt to pressure Trump to give them federal (taxpayer) money
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Reply 22 - Posted by: thatsomewhereplace 6/4/2020 2:57:19 PM (No. 432445)
Well, Garcetti also told citizens not to walk on dry sand at the beaches. Walk only on wet sand. He's got brain worms.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: DVC 6/4/2020 3:38:38 PM (No. 432485)
From 1300 miles away, this is funny. If you live in LA it is anything but funny, it is literally a life or death issue. Folks with businesses and homes in the LA area need to think really hard about who is going to protect them from the criminal class. If this actually happens, the criminals will have a fun old time, and the law abiding will be in fear for their lives.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: MickTurn 6/4/2020 3:55:53 PM (No. 432503)
With my Magic Turban wound tightly around my head, Mick the Prognosticator says: With no Police the 'Neighborhoods' will get burned to the ground after everything of value is stolen!
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Reply 25 - Posted by: or gate 6/4/2020 4:04:08 PM (No. 432511)
Wait until they rid themselves of Cops.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: melman 6/4/2020 4:40:12 PM (No. 432551)
President Trump needs to take back the hundreds of millions he allocated to LA county obstensibly to improve their transit systems. Allocate to the LAPD.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Omen55 6/4/2020 5:51:35 PM (No. 432601)
What about his personal police guards for himself & family? Certainly he'll disband it?
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Reply 28 - Posted by: 24tea@Mag 6/4/2020 10:54:38 PM (No. 432856)
No police protection for Garcetti!
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Bona Fides 6/5/2020 10:17:16 AM (No. 433298)
Thank you, Gil, from all homeowners 100-miles or more outside L.A. Our home values went up 1/3.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Goose 6/5/2020 2:02:19 PM (No. 433553)
Garcetti's message to Hispanics: If you want more goodies, riot & burn/loot a few stores.
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