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Austin Voted to Defund the Police, its Murder Rate Rose 67%

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Austin Voted to Defund the Police, its Murder Rate Rose 67%

 

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Daniel Greenfield

Fri Aug 7, 2020

 

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The Austin City Council voted unanimously to defund the police.

"We don't need somebody who's a sworn officer and a gun in order to be able to accomplish what the community needs done," Mayor Steve Adler falsely claimed.

Austin's proposed budget targeted millions in cuts. These included 100 vacant police positions, delaying the next cadet class, delaying the replacement of duty weapons, and there were proposals by some Democrats council members to shut down the police academy, cut the bomb squad budget, and even demolish the city’s downtown police headquarters.

The proposed budget also includes a 3.5% tax increase.

Politicians limited the ability of police officers to use force against criminals and barred them from using pepper spray and tear gas against the violent mobs of Black Lives Matter rioters.

Now Austin is number one with a bullet after its homicide rate increase passed every major city.

Overtaking more violent cities like Chicago, left behind at number two, Philly at number six, and New York at number eight, Austin had the highest percentage homicide rate increase. Like the ‘Miracle on Ice’ in the 1980 Winter Olympics, Austin is the underdog that came from behind to blow everyone away with its ability to rack up bodies even faster than vegan soy hot dogs.

Austin’s percentage rate increased 64% over the year and 67% in June.

It just goes to show that even an underperforming bunch of criminals can really accomplish great things when the politicians get behind them and get the cops off their backs. If you don’t believe that defunding the police works, just stop by an Austin morgue.

Adelaido Bernabe Urias, a 68-year-old Mexican immigrant, was pushing his ice cream cart past a housing project when Marquis Davis, Jermaine Jones, and Devlon Wardy, allegedly pretended they wanted to buy ice cream from him, demanded money, and then shot the elderly man.

When some Karen called the police, the dying Mexican ice cream vendor told officers that he had been shot by three black men becoming an accomplice to the system of racist policing.

The perps were caught after the Austin Greater Crime Commission and the Austin Police Association, who had spoken out against police defunding, put up the reward money.

The Austin Justice Coalition, advocates for police defunding, didn't bother contributing their funds to catching Urias’ murderers. His life was not the kind of life that ‘matters’ to them.

Jermaine Jones had posted a photo with a gun on his Facebook page before the murder.

The police had busted Marquis Davis a few days before the murder for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, but fortunately they let him go because the enlightened progressives of Austin understand that bail is racist and criminals must be freed from prison so they don’t get sick.

Davis didn’t catch the Wuhan Virus in prison. Instead he may have killed someone’s grandpa.

The thug was freed with an ankle monitor. Pro-crime progressives insist that an ankle monitor is just as good as locking up a criminal behind bars. Urias could not be reached for comment.

The Mexican immigrant started selling ice cream after being laid off during the pandemic. Now the ice cream man is gone. And that’s the price we pay for a society that is kinder to criminals and crueler to their victims. We can have ice cream men or criminals on the loose, but not both.

There is lots of good news from Austin.

Not only were murders up 67% in June, but justifiable homicides had gone up 200%. When you defund the police, some people won't lie down and die for the thugs.

 

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Natural Selection
16 minutes ago, pepperonikkid said:

Not only were murders up 67% in June, but justifiable homicides had gone up 200%. When you defund the police, some people won't lie down and die for the thugs.

Somebody should do a study.

Savings of defunding the police vs savings of justifiable homicides eliminating court costs and prison expenses.

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moocow
25 minutes ago, pepperonikkid said:

We don't need somebody who's a sworn officer and a gun in order to be able to accomplish what the community needs done," Mayor Steve Adler falsely claimed.

I know leftists are hoplophobes and like to anthropomorphize guns, but I didn’t know the city of Austin was swearing in guns and making them police officers. Not even sure how that works!

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kestrel
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21 minutes ago, Natural Selection said:

Somebody should do a study.

Savings of defunding the police vs savings of justifiable homicides eliminating court costs and prison expenses.

"savings of justifiable homicides" By this do you mean that "Some people did some things to get theyselfs some sweet loot?

Hey!...Interesting take N/S...probably racist, but interesting!:wave:

Kestrel...

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Ticked@TinselTown

It sounds like it's open season on stupid in Austin...

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Natural Selection
39 minutes ago, kestrel said:

"savings of justifiable homicides" By this do you mean that "Some people did some things to get theyselfs some sweet loot?

Hey!...Interesting take N/S...probably racist, but interesting!:wave:

Kestrel...

Interesting interpretation, but that's not what I meant.

By "savings of justifiable homicides" I was referring to the taxpayer savings of not having to try, prosecute, and house criminals because they were justifiably killed in self-defense by their victims.

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kestrel
1 hour ago, Natural Selection said:

Interesting interpretation, but that's not what I meant.

By "savings of justifiable homicides" I was referring to the taxpayer savings of not having to try, prosecute, and house criminals because they were justifiably killed in self-defense by their victims.

Oh Me too!....That's exactly what I was referring to!..My mistake was not completing my thought ie: as in some people Did some things and got their asses shot trying to steal the belongings of others (Sweet Loot!) and thereby kindly saving the taxpayers the cost of trial and rehab...The "Racist" angle was simply mocking the inevitable retort from the left when their arguments are destroyed.

Kestrel...

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Noclevermoniker

Austin, Texas - 180 square miles surrounded by reality. 

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Howsithangin

Just like NYC, Minneapolis, Seattle....

Elections, consequences, lying in beds, etc.  :coffeenpc:Coffeys

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Currahee!

Time for Gov. Abbott to bring in both the State Police and the Texas Rangers(although according to legend all they need is one Ranger)......unless he want the state capital to become Portland or Seattle.....he needs to act NOW.....with a firm and just hand.....protest all you want......but the moment you cross the line and block streets and highways, throw Molotov Cocktails, try to injure members of law enforcement....or any other act of violence then the full power of the law will be brought to bear against you.....arrested/charged/tried/sentenced.....and sent to the WALLS UNIT of the state penitentiary system at HUNTSVILLE.....2-5 years should be enough to change hearts and minds.....Abbott wouldn’t have to do this too many times....just enough for these ridiculous snowflakes to know he’s serious.

a line in the sand must be drawn......

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Howsithangin

A certain. youthful poster at RN must be so proud

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On 8/8/2020 at 4:33 PM, Natural Selection said:

Somebody should do a study.

Savings of defunding the police vs savings of justifiable homicides eliminating court costs and prison expenses.

I see graphs in our future! 

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Ticked@TinselTown
On 8/8/2020 at 4:32 PM, Noclevermoniker said:

Austin, Texas - 180 square miles surrounded by reality. 

Well, if Texas ever needed an enema, we know where the nozzle would go...

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MontyPython
19 minutes ago, Ticked@TinselTown said:

Well, if Texas ever needed an enema, we know where the nozzle would go...

:woot: 

:lol:

 

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Timothy

So a proposed budget for next year is supposed to be responsible for a rise in murder before that proposed budget was even released?

Anyone who gives this half a second of critical thought would see that this article is garbage.  Which means the author is either incapable of critical thought or deliberately being dishonest and trying to mislead people.

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There is lots of good news from Austin.

Not only were murders up 67% in June, but justifiable homicides had gone up 200%. When you defund the police, some people won't lie down and die for the thugs.

Robberies were up 50%, aggravated assaults were up 10%, and incest was up 100%.

Over the year so far, extortion is up 113%, stolen property is up 71%, prostitution is up 138%, and bribery is up 100%. How these may be interrelated is left as an exercise for the reader.

Between the incest and the extortion, the robberies and the bribery, the stolen property and prostitution, things are great. And that’s before defunding the police has even really kicked in.

Austin progressives have finally made sure that the police won’t be shooting anyone.

While it is a badly worded/structured article, seems to me it attributed the spiking crime to the politicians "handcuffing" the police and that defunding the police will only exacerbate the problems.

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43 minutes ago, Timothy said:

So a proposed budget for next year is supposed to be responsible for a rise in murder before that proposed budget was even released?

Anyone who gives this half a second of critical thought would see that this article is garbage.  Which means the author is either incapable of critical thought or deliberately being dishonest and trying to mislead people.

Critical thought, huh?  Let's take a look at a couple of things from the article.

On 8/9/2020 at 4:13 AM, pepperonikkid said:

 

 

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Austin's proposed budget targeted millions in cuts. (1) These included 100 vacant police positions, delaying the next cadet class, delaying the replacement of duty weapons, and there were proposals by some Democrats council members to shut down the police academy, cut the bomb squad budget, and even demolish the city’s downtown police headquarters.

The proposed budget also includes a 3.5% tax increase.

(2) Politicians limited the ability of police officers to use force against criminals and barred them from using pepper spray and tear gas against the violent mobs of Black Lives Matter rioters.

Now Austin is number one with a bullet after its homicide rate increase passed every major city.

Overtaking more violent cities like Chicago, left behind at number two, Philly at number six, and New York at number eight, Austin had the highest percentage homicide rate increase. Like the ‘Miracle on Ice’ in the 1980 Winter Olympics, Austin is the underdog that came from behind to blow everyone away with its ability to rack up bodies even faster than vegan soy hot dogs.

(3) Austin’s percentage rate increased 64% over the year and 67% in June.

It just goes to show that even an underperforming bunch of criminals can really accomplish great things when the politicians get behind them and get the cops off their backs. If you don’t believe that defunding the police works, just stop by an Austin morgue.

Adelaido Bernabe Urias, a 68-year-old Mexican immigrant, was pushing his ice cream cart past a housing project when Marquis Davis, Jermaine Jones, and Devlon Wardy, allegedly pretended they wanted to buy ice cream from him, demanded money, and then shot the elderly man.

When some Karen called the police, the dying Mexican ice cream vendor told officers that he had been shot by three black men becoming an accomplice to the system of racist policing.

The perps were caught after the Austin Greater Crime Commission and the Austin Police Association, who had spoken out against police defunding, put up the reward money.

The Austin Justice Coalition, advocates for police defunding, didn't bother contributing their funds to catching Urias’ murderers. His life was not the kind of life that ‘matters’ to them.

(4a) Jermaine Jones had posted a photo with a gun on his Facebook page before the murder.

(4b) The police had busted Marquis Davis a few days before the murder for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, but fortunately they let him go because the enlightened progressives of Austin understand that bail is racist and criminals must be freed from prison so they don’t get sick.

Davis didn’t catch the Wuhan Virus in prison. Instead he may have killed someone’s grandpa.

The thug was freed with an ankle monitor. Pro-crime progressives insist that an ankle monitor is just as good as locking up a criminal behind bars. Urias could not be reached for comment.

The Mexican immigrant started selling ice cream after being laid off during the pandemic. Now the ice cream man is gone. And that’s the price we pay for a society that is kinder to criminals and crueler to their victims. We can have ice cream men or criminals on the loose, but not both.

There is lots of good news from Austin.

Not only were murders up 67% in June, but justifiable homicides had gone up 200%. When you defund the police, some people won't lie down and die for the thugs.

 

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(1)  Do you think that the city decided to fill those 100 police slots because the budget is "proposed" for next year?  How about the academy class?  The weapons?  Or are they doing things NOW that support their "proposed" defunding strategy?

(2)  Are policies and restrictions on the police being placed NOW that support and are a part of the "proposed" defunding strategy?

(3)  Why do YOU think the rates have risen at these levels or are you denying them?  Do you really think that the current war on police mentality and leftist supported violence is NOT having an impact on both current crime and the law enforcement response to that crime?

(4a/4b)  Policies like those that allow thugs like these to remain on the street aren't having impacts now and won't until the full "defunding" strategy goes into effect with the budget cuts?

Is it not possible for critical thinkers to look at the entire vilifying the police agenda as a whole and understand that aspects not yet implemented can still have impacts now?

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Timothy
12 minutes ago, JerryL said:

Critical thought, huh?  Let's take a look at a couple of things from the article.

(1)  Do you think that the city decided to fill those 100 police slots because the budget is "proposed" for next year?  How about the academy class?  The weapons?  Or are they doing things NOW that support their "proposed" defunding strategy?(

"the city decided to fill those 100 police slots".  What is this supposed to mean?

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2)  Are policies and restrictions on the police being placed NOW that support and are a part of the "proposed" defunding strategy?

How would restrictions on how police handle protests affect the murder rate?

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(3)  Why do YOU think the rates have risen at these levels or are you denying them? 

I haven't tracked it myself and the article isn't worth the effort to dive into whether it's accurate or not, given how lazy the entire premise is.

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Do you really think that the current war on police mentality and leftist supported violence is NOT having an impact on both current crime and the law enforcement response to that crime?

Outside of some very narrow situations, no.  And most people protesting just want the police to act like a responsible publicly accountable institution that protects the public, not an unaccountable paramilitary that regularly abuses it's power.

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(4a/4b)  Policies like those that allow thugs like these to remain on the street aren't having impacts now and won't until the full "defunding" strategy goes into effect with the budget cuts?

Oh you mean not keeping people in prison without due process and convicting them of a crime?  Funny how selective so many conservatives are when they talk about "liberty".  Label someone a "thug" and suddenly "liberty" is no longer a highly cherished value.

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Is it not possible for critical thinkers to look at the entire vilifying the police agenda as a whole and understand that aspects not yet implemented can still have impacts now?

Let's avoid generalities and talk about the specific proposed budget cuts.  How do proposed budget cuts supposed increase crime a month before they are announced?

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JerryL
31 minutes ago, Timothy said:

"the city decided to fill those 100 police slots".  What is this supposed to mean?

How would restrictions on how police handle protests affect the murder rate?

I haven't tracked it myself and the article isn't worth the effort to dive into whether it's accurate or not, given how lazy the entire premise is.

Outside of some very narrow situations, no.  And most people protesting just want the police to act like a responsible publicly accountable institution that protects the public, not an unaccountable paramilitary that regularly abuses it's power.

Oh you mean not keeping people in prison without due process and convicting them of a crime?  Funny how selective so many conservatives are when they talk about "liberty".  Label someone a "thug" and suddenly "liberty" is no longer a highly cherished value.

Let's avoid generalities and talk about the specific proposed budget cuts.  How do proposed budget cuts supposed increase crime a month before they are announced?

The city is not filling 100 vacant slots.  I missed "not" but the article already said it.  

Restriction on police handling the violence and riots caused by the "peaceful protests" lets people know that the city doesn't care about policing crime.

Dodge.

It is just one part of the entire demonization of the police based on the false narrative of systemically gunning down black people.  Police are retiring in droves.  Police chiefs are telling their citizenry that they can't enforce the law.  Lawmakers, both local and national, are DEFENDING the crime and violence in the streets.  All of that is encouraging increased crime.  The pathetic parts are a. that it is entirely based on a false narrative and b. it is being supported by and covered for by the left and the MSM.

So setting Davis free after being charged with "aggravated assault with a deadly weapon" because the morons on the left think bail is racist is really "due process?"  When does Urias get his due process?  Oh, he doesn't.  He's DEAD.  Is this another example of the "small price to pay to do the right thing?"

OK, signalling that you are going to cut law enforcement by millions, not recruit and fill vacancies, not train new officers, and not replace weapons sends a signal to law breakers that law enforcement is not a priority.  So, law breakers then break the law MORE because the risk of consequences is less.  Much like not enforcing our border encourages illegal alien crossings and not protecting life has led to millions upon millions of abortions of convenience.  When there is no or less deterrent to an action, you get MORE of that action.  

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