(TargetLiberty.org) – Ted Wheeler, the liberal mayor of Portland, OR, defunded parts of his city’s police force at the start of July to show his enthusiasm for the Black Lives Matter movement and its radical anti-cop agenda. Now, the head of Portland’s police union says, the mayor’s realizing just how bad an idea that was.
Talking to Fox’s The Story on Wednesday, Portland Police Association president Daryl Turner criticized Wheeler’s decision to disband the police department’s gun violence reduction team on July 1. Since then, the city has seen a spike in shootings with homicides at their highest in 30 years. Turner – who is Black – pointed out that the rise in violence is happening in the neighborhoods where people of color live.
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Turner says Wheeler now understands that axing the team was a mistake – but other Liberals aren’t getting the message. Democrat vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris is still advocating police defunding, and Seattle is moving forward with plans to cut its own police department despite a veto from the mayor.
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