With a history-making 77 homicides in the Liberal Dimocrat city so far this year, and multiple small business owners complaining of an epidemic of shoplifting for which the short-staffed cops can’t help, you’d think Austinites would be in favor of returning some of the city council’s deleted one-third of its budget to the police.
You’d be wrong. Sixty-eight percent of voters rejected the idea on Tuesday. Thanks to major Leftist money from Soros to out-of-state unions to get out the vote. I suppose we residents should be happy the Dimocrat council (and one self-declared communist) hasn’t closed the police department entirely. Might be a good time to start carrying. Concealed or open. Now that we’ve become Dodge City.
Via KXAN-News & Fox News
Q. Why did the Dems lose in Virginia?
A. The fake ballots were printed in China and they’re all still stuck on a ship waiting in LA harbor!
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.