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Exclusive: Exodus Underway as Record-Shattering
Surge of Austin Police Officers Leave the Force

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Posted By: Dreadnought, 4/6/2021 10:35:12 PM

After the Austin city council voted unanimously to defund its police department by about one-third of its budget, in August 2020, many predicted that once the cuts kicked in a flood of officers would leave the force as soon as they could. The new district attorney’s policy of re-investigating police officers for closed cases is also expected to cause officers to resign or retire. The city council’s cuts officially kicked in and have been in place for a few months. PJ Media reports exclusively that APD is now suffering a huge surge of officer departures putting it on pace to shatter 2020’s record. In January 2021, sources tell PJ Media

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Omen55 4/6/2021 10:44:44 PM (No. 746935)
Put up the big neon sign for criminals. This Town is all yours!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: bighambone 4/6/2021 10:53:19 PM (No. 746938)
Replace the police with social workers and see that happens!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Lake Dweller 4/6/2021 10:56:27 PM (No. 746939)
I used to love going to Austin. It was a great, fun town. Now? Wouldn’t go. Same with New York, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago. Used to be great cities. All gone to Democrat Hell.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: subal 4/6/2021 10:59:50 PM (No. 746940)
Well, you gets what you elect! Enjoy the SUCK!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: padiva 4/6/2021 11:01:27 PM (No. 746942)
Yup...that will give a boost to tourism!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts 4/6/2021 11:11:02 PM (No. 746949)
Democrat control is killing America's cities.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: LonestarM3 4/6/2021 11:18:03 PM (No. 746952)
Austin still has a great history, but the present has become a festering pit of simple minded woke-ness. The Californication of Texas is centered in our otherwise beautiful capitol. Even our Governor has been gaslighted by the Cancel Culture Clowns with Twitter twits of all people convincing him to dis GAB! Twitter the prime vehicle for unsolicited twerking tarts and precious snowflakes advocating political and sometimes actual murder of conservatives for simply respecting the Constitution. If Austin residents don't want to see their city become San Francisco or Portland then wake up quit voting for Socialists pretending to be Democtrats! The good and bad of the franchise is the same thing. You will get what you vote for, of at least you will if we can recover fraud free election procedures.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: FourMom 4/6/2021 11:50:49 PM (No. 746967)
Austin City Council has been salivating for months to find an officer to make an example of. Anyone who can get out of the police force is leaving. Anyone staying is not taking any risks at all. Crime rates are soaring and the new interim police chief has started an initiative to find out why. DUH.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: DVC 4/7/2021 12:44:18 AM (No. 746989)
Cool. The perfect response to morons in charge.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: 4Justice 4/7/2021 1:58:01 AM (No. 747011)
#7, don't call it "Californication". That is not only unfair to all of us good, conservative Natives of the state but it is VERY misleading. What is happening elsewhere (all over) is what happened to the great state of California too. What destroyed us was the mass emigration from the lefty Northeastern states. All the crazy stuff didn't originate here, it was imported from the East coast. First came folks from the beatnik and folk movements (both had Marxist sympathies), and then the hippies and the Summer of Love crowds of spoiled and disaffected youths (mostly from wealthy homes) came, attracting other rebellious kids from all over who heard about the free love, drugs and music scene, as well as the surfing craze, in the media and movies. With more attention on the state, the lure of Hollywood, and the mild climate as well as the lure of the beautiful mountains and coastline, more and more people came flooding in. This also attracted the carpetbaggers from back East and even abroad, like Phil Burton (OH), Willie Brown (TX), Barbara Boxer (NY) , Nancy Pelosi (MD), Leo McCarthy (born in New Zealand) and many others. Also, we had a massive influx of foreigners, especially from over the border who came for work and had incentive to stay and that attracted more aliens, especially with Caesar Chavez fighting for their benefit....(unionizing farm workers) and many from dysfunctional countries bringing more socialist ideas with them. As they came, he left infiltrated and took over many areas of influence, including Hollywood. Anyway, I mostly blame the East Coast for the whacked out ideologies that ruined my state. Over the last 40 years, the conniving Democrats changed the laws, gerrymandered the districts, took over the colleges and universities, produced and distributed mass propaganda campaigns (with the help of Hollywood), and committed election fraud for years until they were able to turn this into a one party state. Now, they are concentrating on doing the same everywhere else, one state at a time.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Timber Queen 4/7/2021 2:18:00 AM (No. 747018)
#10 - Thank you. California was the laboratory for the Cloward-Priven strategy and now they're using that template in every state. The university system is the same in every state and keeps churning out useless idiots starting life with $50,000 of debt. Every state capitol has a "K" Street that makes sure the right legislation gets past and the right palms get greased. There is no time right now to keep blaming Californians or New Yorkers, those who hate America live in every state as do those who love America.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Trigger2 4/7/2021 3:40:12 AM (No. 747036)
I say "good" for any Austin officer leaving the force. Let Austin sink into a fast rising criminal enterprise, which is exactly what they want anyway.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: mifla 4/7/2021 3:41:47 AM (No. 747037)
What is it about Dems? Is a lobotomy required at voter registration?
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Reply 14 - Posted by: ByteGuru 4/7/2021 5:52:29 AM (No. 747059)
On a possibly more positive note, since Texas is an open carry state the number of bad guys becoming deceased while trying to commit a crime should increase.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: NamVet70 4/7/2021 8:42:44 AM (No. 747202)
The management of blue cities is beginning to make the movie 'Escape from New York' look very prophetic.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: PostAway 4/7/2021 8:47:37 AM (No. 747209)
History shows the end game. It is deliberate, a Communist strategy. When things become so dangerous and chaotic that human beings demand that order be restored in will step a dictator and this person will seem preferable to what preceded them but only for awhile.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Strike3 4/7/2021 9:20:00 AM (No. 747259)
Let me guess, Austin's crime rate is beginning to creep up and the city council is baffled as to why. Hey guys, I hear that Portland, Seattle and Minneapolis are hiring.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: lakerman1 4/7/2021 9:26:34 AM (No. 747272)
If you watched testimony yesterday, in the George Floyd trial, you could gain a better understanding how hog-tied police officers are. Police trainers/experts used training charts, almost gibberish based, on the matter of use of force, and use of restraints. And under cross examination, the trainers almost admitted it was gibberish. How did we arrive at this point, with police officers regularly being accused of improper behavior during arrests? You can thank the courts, beginning with the Warren court.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: reefdiver 4/7/2021 9:27:44 AM (No. 747275)
You have heard of the "Suicide by Cop" events, but suicide by no cops seems to be happening in Austin.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: red1066 4/7/2021 10:04:13 AM (No. 747316)
St. Louis is about to experience the same thing.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: dst4life 4/7/2021 10:34:02 AM (No. 747352)
#16, Bingo!!!
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Reply 22 - Posted by: MickTurn 4/7/2021 11:05:51 AM (No. 747381)
Austin has been a SCHIFFT HOLE for a LONG's Sad to see but TRUE!
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