“Cutting to the bone only weakens any profession; it pushes good people out, diminishes overall quality, and fuels a race to the bottom. That’s especially true in law enforcement,” the lawmakers wrote. “To make our communities safer, build a future with less crime, and save lives, we should not defund — instead, we must invest to protect.”
May 6, 2022
“We should all agree: The answer is not to Defund the police, the answer is to fund the police,” Biden said to a standing ovation.
March 2, 2022
Crime data shows there were 3,375 reports of larceny theft citywide in November — the overwhelming majority of those were car break-ins.
December 15, 2021
The increase would take the LAPD's operating budget from $1.761 billion to $1.974 billion. In its proposal to the commission, the department said the increased funding would go to obligatory salaries and expenses, replacement of vehicles and existing electric vehicle leases, continued funding of existing technology and contractual obligations and other requests.
November 24, 2021
The current deployable officer ratio means there are 1.3 officers to every 1,000 Seattle residents.
November 11, 2021
Details of the new department, including police staffing levels, if any, would have been determined by the mayor and largely anti-police City Council members.
November 3, 2021
One man said he wanted to see police reform but still wanted to keep the Minneapolis Police Department intact. “You put the people in power that went to school for this stuff and you let them do their job,” he said.
November 1, 2021
Police say since mid-August, more than 40 Uber and Lyft drives have been robbed or carjacked with 12 in just the last seven days.
October 25, 2021
According to city data, there was a total of 12,258 sworn personnel as of June 2021, down from 13,218 two years ago.
October 20, 2021
In March of 2020, Mayor Jim Kenney committed $1.9 million in funding to the Philadelphia Police Department to create a class of about 20 Public Safety Enforcement officers. But officials hit pause on the plan last year, blaming the pandemic. At that time, officials hoped the officers would roll out this year.
October 18, 2021
The survey showed 76% of Portland residents know the city’s problems are real and not exaggerated by the media. A full 60% of those who were once opposed to police are now beginning to support more police being hired, and 71% say they support hiring more police officers even though they are concerned about social justice and racism in the bureau.
October 13, 2021
"You don't have one bad apple. You don't have four bad apples. You have a system-wide problem in that police department," failed Senate and presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, says in the video.
October 8, 2021
Monday night, an anti-police group called Indecline, who labels themselves a guerrilla activist art collective altered two Geico ads on the Interstate.
October 5, 2021
The new rules being forced on police are making crime fighting extremely difficult, if not impossible.
October 1, 2021
In the 14 months since, the Burlington Police Department has dropped from around 90 officers, when the resolution was passed, to under 70 today. This is largely thanks, officials say, to cops leaving for higher-paying jobs in other departments or retiring earlier than expected.
September 30, 2021