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December 15, 2020

Georgia Sheriff Speaks on Runoff Senate Election and Dangers to the Future of Policing

Atlanta, GA – As the runoff election for two Senate seats plays out in Georgia, some in law enforcement have opened up and spoken to reporters regarding their stance on the possibility of Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock winning seats.

Outside of the State Capitol, Gwinett Sheriff Butch Conway said the reelections of David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, both Republican incumbents, was absolutely crucial to law enforcement.

Sheriff Conway, who is in his last days in his role, told Townhall, “It’s a sad time to be leaving when you have Democrat politicians running for Senate that want to defund police…We have to have more money for police if we want better [...]

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December 11, 2020

Minneapolis City Council Unanimously Passes Defunding Police by Nearly $8 Million, Mayor Signs

Minneapolis, MN – On Thursday morning, the Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously to pass their 2021 budget that will see the police department defunded by $7.8 million. The budget was dubbed the “Safety for All” plan. This is part of the Council’s attempt to “reimagine” policing.

The Council initially set out to completely dismantle the police department, but backtracked on that agenda to be put before voters in November. Reportedly, Mayor Jacob Frey, who had previously been all in with the path to disbanding, said that the cuts the Council was proposing were “irresponsible and untenable.”

After the Council proposed a [...]

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December 5, 2020

California Governor Mentions Restricting Funding to LE Agencies That Don’t Enforce His Orders

California – California Governor Gavin Newsom has recently announced a new round of temporary restrictions, by regions this time, expected to affect Northern California, Greater Sacramento, Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley and Southern California.

The order are set to be put in place as soon as a region’s ICU capacity is below 15% (expected within the next few days in multiple regions). In addition to this was the declaration that he may take funding away from law enforcement agencies if they don’t enforce his stay-at-home orders.

California Gov. Newsom introduces new regional stay-at-home order on Thursday.

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December 3, 2020

Carjackings in Minneapolis Up 537% Amid “Defund the Police” Movement

Minneapolis, MN – Amid the “defund the police” movement in Minneapolis, police have taken reports of over 125 carjacking incidents in the past two months. This number represents a 537% increase in this type of violent crime over November of 2019.

Police have advised that the attacks have been trending to target the elderly, unaccompanied women, as well as distracted victims getting into or out of their vehicles. Several suspects have used the guise of asking for directions, according to a Minneapolis Police Department crime alert.  Three carjacking attacks took place just on Saturday morning, November 28, within one hour of each other. In one incident, an [...]

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