The city of Los Angeles has declared war on its own police department, based on an incident 1,800 miles away, cutting police funding to redirect the money to non-whites.
The goal, as always, is the vague, mysterious one-word objective of the entire Obama era: “change.”
On May 3, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said he would “reform” the Los Angeles Police Department by cutting some $250 million from the proposed budget and reallocating those dollars to “communities of color,” “so we can invest in jobs, in education and healing,” reports Deadline and numerous other outlets.
The highly racist vow to give the money to non-white people was clear and open.
L.A. Police Commission President Eileen Decker then announced that $100 million-$150 million of the cuts would come from the police department budget.
Garcetti said the city’s very public concession to crime is a result of the media attention focused on the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis in police custody.
“It is time to move our rhetoric towards action to end racism in our city,” he said, implying that funding police constitutes racism.
“Prejudice can never be part of police work,” he lectured. “It takes bravery to save lives, too.”
L.A. City Council President Nury Martinez made it official Wednesday by introducing a motion to cut LAPD funding, “as we reset our priorities in the wake of the murder of #GeorgeFloyd. This is just one small step. We cannot talk about change, we have to be about change,” Martinez tweeted.
Garcetti also declared a moratorium on putting people in the gang database, and vowed to increase discipline against officers who break the rules.