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Texas Governor- "Defund the Police and I Will Ask the Legislature to Prevent You From Ever Being Able to Raise Property Taxes"

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In a news conference on Tuesday, Gov. Greg Abbott expressed his disapproval for the City of Austin’s decision to transition funding out of Austin Police Department — and announced a proposal stating that any Texas cities that defund their police from now on will have their ability to increase property taxes frozen. It comes in the wake of efforts by Austin and many other large cities to strip away money and responsibilities from local police departments, a move many conservatives have criticized. “When crime is on the rise, the last thing we should do is defund law enforcement — and yet that is exactly what the City of Austin did… defunding police puts residents in danger and it invites lawlessness into our communities,” said Abbott. The Governor said cities that put their residents lives in danger should not be able to collect their tax dollars. Abbott explained this stance based on statistics that show crime in Austin is on the rise — including saying Austin is the number

Discredited Bail Algorithm Still Being Pushed to Make Bail Decisions

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Jeff Clayton, the Executive Director of the American Bail Coalition has an article that was published on August 4, 2020 in the Daily Journal/California Journal.  The article addresses how jurisdictions continue to push to use a discredited algorithm even though it has been rejected by science, empirical studies and by the very technology companies who use such tools on an every day basis. To see the article CLICK HERE .

San Francisco: The Truth About Homelessness and the Consequences of No Accountability

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San Francisco is plagued by homelessness, addiction, crime, and violence. In a new short documentary, Chaos by the Bay: The Truth About Homelessness in San Francisco, Christopher F. Rufo, contributing editor at City Journal, investigates what went wrong—and how one of the world’s most prosperous cities became a haven for public disorder. What Rufo discovers is astonishing: under the banner of compassion, the city’s political class created a regime of cruelty and inequality. As the documentary shows, under San Francisco’s current leadership, the nightmare on the streets will only continue. Watch this short video: To see more CLICK HERE.

Lenient Policing Has Been A Fiasco: What Happens With No Accountability

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After looters struck downtown Chicago on Sunday night, officials literally raised the bridges to prevent rioting hordes from roaming so easily. They also blocked road access and stopped public transit. So, we have come to this: a major American city is replicating the strategy of medieval castles: flood the moats and raise the drawbridges. All that is missing are crenelated battlements and Welsh longbowmen. In Portland, officials aren’t even raising the drawbridges. After more than 70 nights of rioting, Mayor Ted Wheeler’s strategy seems to be, “If you insist on doing this, we might write a strong letter.” He has stopped short of repeating what Monty Python’s French knight told invaders at his castle, “Go away or I will taunt you a second time.” Mayor Wheeler hasn’t taunted them a first time. After looters struck downtown Chicago on Sunday night, officials literally raised the bridges to prevent rioting hordes from roaming so easily. They also blocked road access and stoppe

New York City: A Mad Dash To Exit as The City Goes Down The Tubes

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It’s not just a few Upper West Siders who are fleeing New York: Moving companies say they’re swamped with calls from residents looking to ditch the city — even though the COVID crisis has waned. One likely reason: The virus was but the last straw; New Yorkers are fed up with the shootings and lootings, homelessness on the streets, sub-par online schools, sky-high taxes and the sheer obliviousness of pols like Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo. On Sunday, The Post highlighted families who’ve given up on the Upper West Side — now teeming with junkies, the homeless, convicts and others — and are headed for greener pastures outside Gotham. Meanwhile, Fox Business reports that moving companies are seeing a continuing surge in citywide business that began soon after the COVID outbreak. And while many of those fleeing may come from Manhattan, the trend is surely not confined to the Upper West Side. It’s been “insanely busy,” Roadway Moving president Ross Sapir to

Chicago Looters Smash Ronald McDonald House with Terrified Sick Kids Inside

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Sick kids and their families cowered in fear inside a Chicago Ronald McDonald House as looters smashed the front door while trying to get inside this week, according to staff. The charity says more than 30 families, as well as some sick children with them, were left “frightened” by those who smashed windows as they ransacked the Windy City during Monday’s chaotic crime spree. “They very concerned there was a lot of activity right in front of the house, people making choices that could put them at risk and put our families at risk so the staff was frightened,” Ronald McDonald House Charities’ Lisa Mitchell told ABC7. The attacked property houses families so they and their children can be close to Lurie Children’s Hospital, which should be an easy and safe trip just five blocks away. “They are already in a really, really difficult spot, and having this kind of additional stress and worry about getting to and from the hospital … because of safety concerns is just doubl

Bail Fund Supporters Pull Back Support

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The Massachusetts Bail Fund is a charity that pays the bail for prisoners who can’t afford it. The nationwide protest movement spurred by the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota has brought a flood of donations, empowering fund officials to pay much higher bails than they ever could before. But the group is facing backlash from its own supporters after it posted $15,000 bail to release a Level 3 sex offender who then allegedly raped and tried to strangle a Quincy woman within three weeks. Shawn McClinton had two previous convictions and a pending rape charge when the group freed him from the Nashua Street jail in July. On Friday, a student group at Boston University canceled a fund-raising concert for the Bail Fund scheduled for Aug. 7, saying they did not realize that the charity was freeing people accused of serious crimes. “We apologize for our ignorance about the Mass. Bail Fund and for triggering any trauma while recently supporting the fund,” said the school’s ra