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Thursday, September 23, 2021

WATCH: Louisville Cop Shot Wednesday Shows Up for Roll Call Thursday

A police officer in Louisville, KY, showed up for roll call on Thursday, less than 24 hours after being shot the previous night during an evening of protests and riots. Maj. Aubrey Gregory, a 21-year police veteran, was one of the two Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) officers shot Wednesday evening in downtown Louisville during…

Colin Kaepernick Reacts To Breonna Taylor News: ‘White Supremacist Institution Of Policing’ … ‘Must...

September 23, 2020 10:16 PM ET Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick reacted to the news of the charging of one of the three officers involved in the incident that led to Breonna Taylor’s death by calling for abolition of “the white supremacist institution of policing.” Fired Louisville police officer Brett Hankison was charged with three…

VIDEO: More than 200 Attend ‘Back the Blue’ Rally in North Carolina

More than 200 people showed up to support police officers at a Back the Blue rally in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Saturday. “These guys get so much crap, literally, thrown at them daily,” attendee Keri Warner told the News & Observer. “They just need support and need to know what they are doing is worth…

Karen Bass: ‘Defund the Police’ Means ‘Refund the Communities’

Democrats and the broader left should rebrand their “defund the police” slogan as “refund the communities,” said Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), offering her political guidance on Friday’s edition of The Breakfast Club. Bass is being considered by former Joe Biden’s presidential campaign for selection as his vice presidential running mate, according to left-wing and Democrat-aligned…

L.A. County Supervisors Vote to Put Defunding Police on November Ballot

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a proposal on Tuesday to amend the city’s charter — which will be presented to voters on November 3 via ballot — to remove $880 million from law enforcement and “reinvest” the money in “direct community investment” and “alternatives to incarceration.” Titled, “Reimagining L.A. County: Shifting Budget…

VIDEO: Florida Community Raises over $20K for Officer Beaten Unconscious

Community members in Atlantic Beach, Florida, are helping a policeman recover after he was beaten unconscious Thursday. The unnamed Atlantic Beach Police (ABPD) officer responded to a call Thursday morning about a suspicious person outside a Panera Bread restaurant, according to First Coast News. “When the first officer arrived on the scene, they got engaged…

Multiple Reports: Atlanta Cops Walk Out in Protest

Swathes of police officers in Atlanta, GA, are “walking off the job,” according to multiple reports published Wednesday evening. Todd Starnes tweeted, “BREAKING NEWS: Georgia police sources tell me only two police precincts are staffed in the entire city of Atlanta. Entire zones of officers are walking off the job. Zones 1,3,5 and 6 have…

Los Angeles Advances Proposed $150 Million Police Funding Cut

The Los Angeles City Council’s Budget and Finance Committee unanimously voted to submit proposed police funding cuts to the City Council on Tuesday. Los Angeles may cut as much as $150 million from law enforcement funding, reinvesting that money in “disadvantaged communities and communities of color.” Further, the measure would “seek input” from those communities,…

San Jose Mayor Rejects Defunding Police: Will Hurt People Most Affected by Racism

The mayor of San Jose, California, said on Sunday he is against the so-called defund police movement that’s taken root in the wake of the death of George Floyd, a black man who died at the hands of the Minneapolis police, saying it would hurt the communities activists say they want to help. Mayor Sam…

Mayor Bill de Blasio Vows to Cut NYPD Funding While Violent Crime Soars

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is vowing to cut funding for the New York City Police Department (NYPD) even as violent crime soars. During a news conference on Sunday, de Blasio said his administration would “be moving funding from the NYPD to youth initiatives and social services” in its new budget request. De…

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