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Austin sees spikes in violent
crime, officer retirements after
defund police vote

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Posted By: DVC, 10/30/2020 6:44:23 PM

Austin has seen a spike in violent crime and officer retirements after the city council voted over the summer to immediately slash $20 million from the police department budget, becoming the first major Texas city to do so. In August, Austin City Council members voted unanimously to cut about $150 million, or roughly one-third, from its police department and allocate those funds to areas like violence prevention, housing and mental health services. Only about $21.5 million was immediately removed from the department's funding in part by canceling three upcoming cadet classes and slashing overtime expenses. "It is demoralizing for the officers. It is angering for the citizens


This is SHOCKING!.......
Not, actually.
Anyone with half a brain or more could have predicted this. Of course, leftists don't have half a brain, let alone more, or they wouldn't be leftists.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Faithfully 10/30/2020 6:52:19 PM (No. 590143)
Who ever could imagine a push to defund law and order?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: SALady 10/30/2020 6:53:39 PM (No. 590144)
I live in Austin. Fortunately, the violence has been pretty much kept to the downtown area. I would guess that is because, as lie-beral as Austin is, a lot of people own weapons in the suburbs and know we have both the "castle doctrine" and very supportive state government officials to back us up if we have to use our weapons to defend our neighborhoods. Good conservative state officials make a huge difference, and I hope people will realize that on election day!!!!!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: hisself 10/30/2020 6:55:39 PM (No. 590147)
I'm so glad I do not live there anymore!! It is a beautiful city, but the leftists are turning it into a hellhole. It appears that they are trying to outdo San Francisco for stupidity. Everywhere you look, there are homeless and beggars, and you cannot do anything.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: hisself 10/30/2020 7:00:52 PM (No. 590151)
Rant ahead: In Austin, you cannot get plastic bags at the grocery, because plastic is evil or something. However, almost everywhere in Austin is within 15 minutes of a different county, where you can get all the bags you want. So, not only do you get your bags, but your sales tax goes elsewhere, and the pollution you spew out driving, mostly stays in Austin. In an additional marvel of stupidity, the city provides free dog poop bags from dispensers located everywhere. So, I can carry my dog poop in a plastic bag, but not my groceries. End rant!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: XCenturion 10/30/2020 7:08:26 PM (No. 590158)
Wherever Liberals are put in charge things rapidly turn to chit. Cities like Austin, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle and others are microcosms of things to come on a national level if Beijing Biden and Heels Up Harris get elected.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: bad-hair 10/30/2020 7:15:40 PM (No. 590164)
They have a T shirt up there that says "Keep Austin Weird" We have one in Houston that says "Keep Austin 170 miles from here".
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Reply 7 - Posted by: cor-vet 10/30/2020 7:33:23 PM (No. 590170)
Can we assume they left enough money in the police budget to protect the pols, and their private streets?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: LanceLink1 10/30/2020 7:38:02 PM (No. 590173)
Uhhhhh....whiskey tango foxtrot did they expect? Geeze Louise!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: GoodDeal 10/30/2020 9:32:14 PM (No. 590228)
What did they expect would happen? Maybe they were hoping community organizers would put together volunteer social worker crisis quick response teams that never materialized. Oh I know, all the money they saved by cutting the police can be used for 24 hours a day basketball courts all around the city. Now that should cut crime down to nothing.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Faithfully 10/30/2020 10:42:42 PM (No. 590264)
China is ready to invade the Philppines.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: 24tea@Mag 10/30/2020 11:15:07 PM (No. 590274)
Another liberal city going to the dogs.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: 1976Ag 10/31/2020 12:58:24 AM (No. 590311)
Back home where I grew up we have t-shirts that say "Keep College Station Normal". I have always avoided Austin, anyway. Even the first president of the Republic of Texas, San Houston hated Austin.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: RuckusTom 10/31/2020 1:19:02 AM (No. 590317)
Golly. Stop paying people and supporting them and they vote with their feet? Who would have thought?
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Bur Oak 10/31/2020 7:34:47 AM (No. 590421)
What the Democrats have done to the cities they control, they want to do to the country.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: StormCnter 10/31/2020 7:50:54 AM (No. 590435)
I was born in Austin, but never lived there. In our isolated ranch country, Austin was the nearest place with doctors and hospitals, 350 miles. Austin was a different place back then, just a nice college town with good medical facilities. Now, it's a hippie paradise with homeless people everywhere. I have a cousin who headed the "naturlsts" group, suing the county to keep nudist park naked. That's how weird Austin is determined to remain. I just drive on through these days. No need to stop in Austin except for something like an O.Henry pun-off in Zilker Park.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: GO3 10/31/2020 8:39:49 AM (No. 590482)
OK, Abbott. The ball is in your court. Carry through with your counter-measures.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: hurricanegirl 10/31/2020 9:36:48 AM (No. 590551)
#4: Load up on free, unused poop bags and head to HEB to do some grocery shopping. Glad I got the heck out of their a long time ago!
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