Democrats have had control of America’s cities for decades.
Their “leadership” has led to nothing but destruction.
And Washington, D.C. is in shambles after Democrats did this one thing.
The nation’s capital has been run by Democrat Mayors since the office was created in the mid ‘70s.
Since then, the citizens continue to suffer with poverty remaining far higher than the national average.
But it is getting much worse for the largely black population of D.C.
In the wake of George Floyd’s death and the violent Black Lives Matter riots that rocked the country last year, Washington, D.C. set out to defund their police department.
The city council cut $15 million from the Metropolitan Police Department last year to appease progressive politicians.
Unfortunately, Washington, D.C. is now experiencing a 16-year high in homicides – all while the police department is staffed at the lowest level in 20 years, according to MPD Chief Robert Contee.
With recent shootings taking the life of 6-year-old Nyiah Courtney and threatening a stadium full of baseball fans at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser was forced to walk back her anti-police rhetoric.
In a letter authorizing the expansion of police overtime, she said:
“Expanding and maintaining these increased police deployments in our communities during a year of no police hiring requires a corresponding increase in overtime. But while the use of overtime is a necessary tool, it is not an ideal solution as it results in the burnout of officers. The better solution is to fully staff our police force.”
What she won’t tell you, though, is that her budget for 2022 calls for hiring over a hundred more officers BUT includes even more cuts in funding to the force.
Bowser will have to pick.
Either she can have a strong, well-funded police department that enforces the laws, or she can keep steadfast with police budget cuts – dooming her constituents to more robberies, rapes, and murders.
Stay tuned to Right News Wire for any updates to this ongoing story.