The continuous claims from Democrats in Congress and President Biden’s White House that Republicans defunded the police are so outrageous that even the Washington Post fact-checkers were forced to call them out, giving them THREE Pinocchios for these FALSE claims. HIGHLIGHTS:
Overall, we award THREE PINOCCHIOS.
There is little basis to claim that Republicans are trying to “defund the police.”
Although Republicans all opposed Biden’s coronavirus relief package, no one voted to cut, or defund, anything.
Lawmakers had no guarantee before voting on the bill that some of these funds would go to police departments.
Police officers are not mentioned specifically in the American Rescue Plan like “impacted industries such as tourism, travel, and hospitality” or “water, sewer, or broadband infrastructure.”
The Biden White House should have known this argument was a loser when White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was unable to name a single Republican who supported the Defund the Police movement during a recent press conference. Why are Democrats so determined to rewrite history? It’s simple. Democrats know America is in the midst of a crime crisis thanks to their Far-Left policies and they are desperately trying to change that fact. Unfortunately, numbers don’t lie, and this is Biden’s Crime Crisis. BIDEN’S CRIME CRISIS BY THE NUMBERS:
The New York Timesreported a sample of 37 cities with data for the first three months of the year saw an 18% INCREASE in murders compared to the same time period in 2020.
There have been 128 officers shot so far in 2021, 26 of whom were killed by gunfire.
According to the FBI’s Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted database (LEOKA) fatal felony attacks on officers are UP 39%through May 2021 compared to the same time period in 2020.
Homicides are up 533% in Portland, 58% in Atlanta, 37% in Philadelphia, and 22% in Los Angeles compared to the same time period in 2020.
Shootings are up 126% in Portland, 64% in New York City, 51% in Los Angeles, and 40% in Atlanta compared to the same time period in 2020.