The mother of a man killed in one of the most high-profile mass shootings in recent Austin, Texas, history sent a blistering letter to the city council that defunded police in 2020, which she says contributed to the lawlessness that claimed her son's life.
"Aug 28th in Austin TX there will be jury selection for the murder of my son Douglas Kantor and the attack on 14 others for the June 12th 2021 mass shooting on 6th street," Julia Kantor wrote in an email obtained by Fox News Digital to all Austin City Council members last week shortly before her son’s alleged killer, De’Ondre White, went on trial for murder.
"I hope you will follow this [trial] as your duty to your citizens," Julia continued in her letter. "It was you, the city council and others who defunded the police and welcomed these evil people with no regard for life to run and ruin your city."
The incident came roughly a year after the Austin City Council voted to defund the police amid the unrest following the death of George Floyd during an arrest by Minneapolis officers in 2020.