Black Lives Matter-backing mayor of Washington, DC now wants to FUND the police, citing spike in murders

Posted On: Oct 23, 2021   |   Posted By: RT

Black Lives Matter-backing mayor of Washington, DC now wants to FUND the police, citing spike in murders

Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, who once had ‘Black Lives Matter' painted outside the White House, now wants to hire more police officers and reopen the courts, citing an increase in homicides in the US capital.
Slashing the police budget for 2021 by $15 million hurt recruitment, resulting in only 42 new hires as opposed to 250 in a normal year, Bowser said on Wednesday. She called for another $11 million to hire and train 20 more officers in the current fiscal year and 150 in 2022. The proposal is unlikely to be approved by the city council, however.
DC Mayor Bowser asks for more police funding a year after city council defunded police - Barrett Wilson July 28, 2021
Bowser and Chief Robert Contee of the Metropolitan Police Department also complained that federal prosecutors - who have jurisdiction in the capital - still haven't pressed charges in more than 2,000 cases, and that the courts, closed due to the pandemic, still haven't reopened fully.
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