During the atrocious summer of rioting in 2020 cities across America gave in to the demands of the mob and defunded police departments. This defunding of police departments meant, fewer boots on the ground, fewer patrols, and more criminals got to walk free. This coupled with the movements of liberal prosecutors to let criminals go without a trial and activists shutting down the bail system, America’s biggest cities were running into some dangerous waters.
Now that this experiment has run its course and the data is as clear as ever, politicians and city leaders around the country are throwing in the towel and refunding the police in an effort to regain control of the streets.
Here are the cities that threw in the towel and refunded the police: