Category: Gun Violence

Gun violence is up across the country. It’s changing mayoral politics.

Homicides and shootings are rising and the number of cops is down in cities from Atlanta to Seattle. Crime, as a result, is dominating the mayoral debates.

7.28.2021

Democratic Mayors Defunded Their Police, While Spending Millions On Their Own Police Protection

In 25 major U.S. cities across the country, officials have already cut – or have proposed cutting — funds from police budgets.

However, in as many as 20 of those same cities, mayors and other city officials enjoy the personal protection of a dedicated police security detail. In many cities, this security costs taxpayers millions of dollars per year.

7.20.2021