Refund the Police: Liberal Mayor Proposes Hiring More Police After Spike in Violent Crime

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Since a disturbing rise in violent crime has become impossible to ignore in Washington, D.C. the city’s mayor is trying to correct the problem in the only way possible. Hiring more police. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is advocating to hire at least 170 new police officers after previously pushing to defund police departments across the city.

According to The Washington Examiner:

The Metropolitan Police Department normally brings on 250 new officers a year, though in fiscal year 2021, top brass was only able to gain 42 officers: 21 cadets who later become recruits, 12 reinstatements, eight senior officers, and one leadership official after local leaders in June 2020 voted to slash $15 million from its budget, Bowser said. Since the dip in hirings, members of the force have been working overtime to make up for a lack of officers.

“Right now, I have directed MPD to use any overtime necessary to meet our public safety demands. But we know that is not a complete solution or the right long-term solution,” the Democratic mayor said in a statement on Wednesday. “We also know we need all of our officers to be fresh, rested, and in the best position to make good decisions — and that requires having a full force to meet all of our community’s needs. The department is in a good position to make additional hires and move swiftly to close the gap between attrition and hiring, and that’s what this plan is going to help us do.”

The slash in funding prevented MPD from hosting “any recruit classes at the Police Academy this year,” even as residents “continue to ask for a strong, sustained” law enforcement presence amid a perceived rise in “gun violence,” Bowser said.

To support the hiring of officers, the mayor will send an $11 million supplemental budget for the purpose of training and hiring 20 additional officers in fiscal year 2021 and another 150 in fiscal year 2022.

The budget increase will have to be approved by the city council. The move after the nation’s capital has seen a drastic spike in homicides and violent carjackings.



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charles A wilkins
charles A wilkins
1 month ago

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P W
P W
1 month ago

Muriel Bowser should also tender her resignation as well since defunding the police threatened the welfare of her citizens, she is not fit to hold the office of Mayor if she pursued policies like defunding the police. That goes for all the other Mayors and Governors, and politicians who supported that policy. Furthermore, any of the prosecutors in cities like LA, St. Louis, NY, Philadelphia, etc. that released violent criminals back into society either by shortening their sentences or providing them no cash bail should also tender their resignations immediately. Your job is to protect your law-biding citizens first and foremost, you negelcted that duty and should step down.

Steve Sylvia
Steve Sylvia
1 month ago
Reply to  P W

I suspect the Dem mayors of those cities have gotten their marching orders–if the Dems hope to gain votes next year they have to reverse gears and slow down the crime wave they foolishly created. Democrats and Rinos are beyond hypocritical behavior. We see that charlatan Biden singing the same tune. Now he claims he NEVER advocated to defund the police. And he calls Trump a liar–starting to think Dementia Joe and his son Hunter “Pickasso” Biden invented lying.

Oirish1953
Oirish1953
1 month ago
Reply to  P W

This is the exact argument for impeachment of Biden, Harris, Pelosi, and Schumer. They should all be charged, tried, convicted, and sentenced for not enforcing immigration law and protecting us citizens from criminals and diseased aliens who are crossing our borders. Instead of preventing illegal immigration they are facilitating it by moving these immigrants from the border to interior states.

vladimir
vladimir
1 month ago
Reply to  P W

globalist puppet bowser is involved in the fbi CRIMINAL organisation and capitol police allowing libby snow flake sheep wearing MAGA hats and MAGA shirts invading the capitol .

Bella
Bella
1 month ago

If I was a cop knowing she supported defund the police I will tell her she can take her job and shove-it where the sun don’t shine and then tell her to kiss my A-s

Oldclimber
Oldclimber
1 month ago

Mayho Bowser: “That’s all we have to do is hire to former levels if the crime spikes”. Yeah, sure, so long as you offer 10 year, no-cut contracts, supra-wages, and 4 months vacation per year, as a hedge against your political whims and wanton ways. Or … you can hire scum who wouldn’t qualify for the police force in Bogotá. Now gee, I wonder which you will choose, as if that weren’t the plan handed to you to begin with ? Snark, snark.

W Msy
W Msy
1 month ago

Dahh! This mayor and all the council should be recalled and/or fired. They possess zero critical thinking skills or the abilities to foresee the consequences of their actions until it’s devastatingly to late. SHAME ON ALL OF THEM AND ALL THOSE IDIOTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY WHO DID THE SAME THING!!U

vladimir
vladimir
1 month ago
Reply to  W Msy

globalist puppet, demonrat criminal party and globalist puppet, rino criminal party must continue to accept globalist puppet $oro$ bribes and obey his orders will globalist voter fraud will not reappoint them .

Oirish1953
Oirish1953
1 month ago

Defund the Washington DC mayor’s office.

SE Brown
SE Brown
1 month ago

Nothing will change as long as these clowns stay in office. These cities need to do what California has done with their favorite Gov. until this type of elected official is removed or not elected in the first place this silliness will continue.

vladimir
vladimir
1 month ago
Reply to  SE Brown

No matter how many police the globalist puppet, demonrat criminal party hires they still won’t allow them to arrest their libby snow flake sheep, criminals .

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
1 month ago

Vigilante time then OK hows that

Pgb
Pgb
1 month ago

Can’t say that I feel sorry for DC or Bowser. If I were a police officer I wouldn’t remotely consider signing on to bail them out knowing how little she and the other dimocraps there think of law enforcement.

Elsin
Elsin
1 month ago

Oh sure. Defund the police. Then when things get rough. WHER ARE THE POLICE

vladimir
vladimir
1 month ago
Reply to  Elsin

If there weren’t so many globalist puppet, libby snow flake sheep, criminals . . . . .

Bob
Bob
1 month ago

Boy, like we couldn’t see this coming! All the BLM and defund the police b.s. will now be swept under the rug like it never happened, and in a few months all will be totally forgotten, like it never happened. Americans’ are about as stupid as stupid can be!

vladimir
vladimir
1 month ago
Reply to  Bob

You conveniently chose to confuse Americans for globalist puppet, libby snow flake sheep who are as stupid as stupid can be .

typicalwhiteguy
typicalwhiteguy
1 month ago

Muriel BowWow is the same moron that allowed “Defund the Police” to be painted on the street in the District of Corruption along with “Black Lives Matter” just a year ago. Why the sudden turn around? She needs to be defunded and sent packing.

Damadem
Damadem
1 month ago

……AND for MY TAX MONEY….. BUILD MORE PRISONS IF THEY NEED MORE SPACE TO PUT THESE CORRUPT POLITICIANS AND THUGS IN !!!!! And YES HIRE MORE GUARDS – IT ‘LL BE WORTH EVERY PENNY.

vladimir
vladimir
1 month ago
Reply to  Damadem

globalist puppet, barry soetoro and his husband big MIKE built enough f.e.m.a. camps to hold all globalist puppet; demonrat criminal party and rino criminal party and Americans will volunteer to guard they don’t escape .

sly8ball
sly8ball
1 month ago

have a question for those who elected/re-elected democrats in their cities, states that are experiencing higher crimes rates: have you figured out when your number is up for a senseless, possibly deadly crime happening to you? after all crime is happening 24/7; has risen dramatically in a lot of democratic controlled cities, states; lawlessness abounds; DAs not charging, prosecuting criminals and when they do the liberal democrat controlled justice system lets them off….

Martha
Martha
1 month ago

Edit
STOP FRAUD

Impeached joKe bidet for election fraud all counting machines were indeed connected to the internet and breached oath of office. 
Election 2020 null and void 

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