The city of St. Louis has recently voted to defund their police department millions of dollars and get rid of nearly 100 vacant officer positions, and this has the backing of their newly elected BLM congresswoman:
THE BLAZE – The city of St. Louis is moving toward axing nearly 100 police officer positions and cutting millions from the police department’s budget. The movement to defund the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department was lauded by Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.), who called the decision “historic,” despite the city being one of the most violent per capita in the world.
A proposal to eliminate 98 vacant officer positions and reallocate $4 million of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department’s $171 million budget passed a vote last week. The proposition was passed by the Board of Estimate and Apportionment by a 2-1 vote, with St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones (D) and Comptroller Darlene Green supporting the plan and Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed opposing the proposal. Fox News reported that the plan “now goes to the Board of Alderman, the legislative body of the city, for hearings and possible amendments, before it’s set to take effect July 1.”
“The plan moves $4 million out of the police department’s $171 million budget to go toward affordable housing, homeless services, a victims’ support program and civil rights litigators,” the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. “The police budget accounts for about 15% of total city spending.”
Bush said the vote to defund the police is “historic.”
“Today’s decision to defund the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is historic,” Bush said in a statement. “We are building a St. Louis where elected officials lead in partnership with activists, organizers, and our communities.”
Bush called for alternatives to police, such as “unarmed mental health professionals or social workers to respond to crisis calls.”
This is the same congresswoman who moved her office away from Marjorie Taylor Greene for her ‘safety’.
According to The Blaze, some Mexican think tank has listed St. Louis as one of the most dangerous cities in the world, so defunding their police budget and cutting 100 vacant officer positions makes a lot of sense, right? The fact that they have 100 vacant positions speaks volumes about the cop crisis this country is facing right now. But instead of defending officers and making the city more hospitable to them, St. Lous go the BLM route.
And it’s the citizens of St. Louis who will pay for this with their lives. The reason I chose the image above is because that’s soon going to be everyone in St. Louis if their city or state doesn’t do something about this.