Give back the one-third of their budget the progressive Dimocrat (and one self-proclaimed communist) Austin city council took away? Well, it’s on the ballot anyway. Enough alarm about rising violent crimes got it there by petition. Whether it will pass is anybody’s guess.
There’s no question that the Austin police had a reputation for killing while arresting. So if they get their money back, we’ll have to see if they’ve learned anything. If it’s back to shoot-first policing, the defunders will be back in business. Just sayin’
UPDATE: Fortunately, Antifa and BLM never got a foothold here and, so far, they haven’t turned Austin into shithole Portland.
MORE: The restoration failed, big time.