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The City of Los Angeles recently decided to downsize its police department’s elite homicide unit. But that’s not all, as the overstretched LAPD shall no longer respond to traffic collisions.

What could go wrong?

The Daily Caller’s Marlo Safi has more:

Due to budgetary challenges, more than 200 LAPD officers will be moved back to patrol under a “broad reorganization aimed at preserving patrol and community engagement functions,” according to the Los Angeles Times. Under the plan, anyone with minor injuries from car accidents and hit-and-run crashes will need to file a report online.

In June, following protests and riots that erupted across the country over the death of George Floyd, the Los Angeles City Council moved toward defunding the LAPD, voting to cut the department’s budget by up to $150 million, according to CBS.

The plan also cuts 350 sworn positions and will reduce the LAPD ranks down to 9,700 by April. Currently, the department has 10,100 sworn officers, according to the LA Times.

LAPD Chief Michel Moore told the LA Times that the department would also cut its air support, robbery, homicide, and gang and narcotics units in response to the City Council decision to slash the budget. Civilian employees will also be lost.

 


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Scotty
Scotty
2 months ago

On your own and UN armed, what could go wrong?

gene smith
gene smith
2 months ago
Reply to  Scotty

Yes indeed….seems to me a far better idea to reduce the size of the CITY COUNCIL and get a Mayor with some common sense and BALLS.
Cutting the Police is simply a proven stupid move.
WE THE PEOPLE can do better and deserve much better.

Mikey
Mikey
2 months ago
Reply to  gene smith

In order to do so you need voters with common sense and balls. Both in critically short supply in Kalifornia.

Fed Up
Fed Up
2 months ago
Reply to  Mikey

On the right voters…… Plenty of illegals and criminals with HUGE balls voting in the idiot state now!

Mark
Mark
2 months ago
Reply to  Mikey

Yep You get what you vote for, Hope the Liberals Love their Crime Ridden City & I hope they get a GOOD dose of Crime Issues so they can see that Communism isn’t what it’s cracked up to be.

Fed Up
Fed Up
2 months ago
Reply to  Scotty

If you are a law abiding citizen who voted for the Dems …… JUST SHUT UP!

If you are a criminal, on welfare, don’t work and don’t want to work, voted for the Dems start your celebration!

Everyone else MOVE OUT OF THE BIG CITIES. It’s gonna get BAD!

Hugh G. Rection
Hugh G. Rection
2 months ago

All you liberals voters in LA have the exact results you voted for. Now, kindly stay there and die. Don’t move here and bring you stupidity with you.

DONNA MARIE KELLEY
DONNA MARIE KELLEY
2 months ago

YOU VOTED FOR LAW AND ORDER TO GO AWAY NOW DON’T CRY ME A RIVER WHEN YOU GET SHOT IN THE STREET OR IN YOUR HOMES YOU ASK FOR IT. NOW ENJOY THE BAD TIMES. MAYBE NANCY PELOSI WILL LET YOU KISS HER ASS AS YOU DIE. STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES.

John
John
2 months ago

I think it’s good why should our police try to help all they get is a hard time. Maybe we should go back to the Wild West days everyone who can carry a gun this is what they want . Always back the blue they are there to help if we let them to bad for commifornia let the do what they want just don’t leave you are not allowed to move you all brought this on yourselfs now deal with it. Dumb libturds.

Cabin1954
Cabin1954
2 months ago

Agreed.

Ellen Tolson
Ellen Tolson
2 months ago

The liberals deserve less protection because they want to do some other kind of community policing. Law enforcement should protect those who appreciate their protection. Blue lives matter! 💙🖤💙🖤💙

Fed Up
Fed Up
2 months ago
Reply to  Ellen Tolson

So don’t protect any welfare, rainbows, or illegals. How you gonna do that. Best I can think of is respond to call then leave if the caller fits any of liberal socialist demoncRAT examples! ??