It seems the only people that clammer for the old California Dreamin, are Democrats from other states that do not live here. Oh, they may have family or friends that live here and that seems to be
their E-coupon to include themselves in our politics. Sorry, but not sorry – that doesn\’t count. You have to actually LIVE HERE, Pay Taxes before you would ever have a clue of what is going on in this corrupt state. Trust me, those California Dreamin days are OVER!
Our crime rate has been off the charts for years – and it\’s only been of late, that we are hearing about our severe homeless problem, Gavin told everyone he was getting all the homeless off the streets into hotels due to COVID19. HE LIED. Maybe he did a few, for publicity but I know for a fact because I live here, we still have huge numbers of homeless roaming our streets during this pandemic. Now when I categorize the \”homeless\” I am not talking about good people who have fallen on rough times. The ones we have and that are the majority are the ones that put the citizenry at risk – the criminal transients that Jerry Brown/Democrat let out of prison back during his term. Not to be left out, Gavin used the pandemic to also release his share of criminals. Why do Democrats always favor the criminals? They want to \”understand\” them. They want to \”help\” them. Yet California\’s crime victim receives none of that concern from Democrats.
Let\’s DEFUND THE POLICE –
A bay area town I am very familiar with, San Leandro has DEFUNDED their police by $ 1million. They border the crime-infested Oakland.
LA is redirecting $250 million of city funds – and $150 million from the police department.
The more conservative San Diego City Council approved Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s proposal to increase the city’s police budget by $27 million. San Diego is a military town.
In San Jose, Mayor Sam Liccardo said he doesn’t plan to reduce the city’s police budget, arguing that cuts would put poorer communities at risk – and he\’s right.
I am seeing and hearing about this all up and down my state. This is a runaway train!
The east bay city of Vallejo defunded its police department 12 years ago. What? Yep, before it was \”cool\” the city was unable to pay its bills after the 2008 financial crisis – and forced to file for bankruptcy – cut the police force nearly in half — to fewer than 80 officers, from a pre-recession high of more than 150. At that time, the working-class city of 122,000 – already was struggling with high rates of violent crime, gangs, and simmering mistrust of the police. The Democrat SOLUTION: Let\’s DEFUND THE POLICE and it will be UTOPIA!
That did not work. In fact, crime rose – there were 20 people killed by Police in 2009 which is a high number for a small city. In 2012 the police shot and killed 6 suspects. Nearly a third of Vallejo\’s homicides were committed by law enforcement. Vallejo has seen the reality of a smaller police department. Besides the consequences such as decreased responsiveness to burglaries, car thefts, and other lower-priority offenses, Vallejo has learned the hard way that a smaller defunded police force is not necessarily a less deadly one.
NO, I do not want to DEFUND the POLICE. If anything, we need more police. I do kinda want to agree with my Democrat Governor\’s statement although notice how he doesn\’t actually use the word, \”defund?\” He just doesn\’t want to eliminate the police. The \”looking anew\” is his way of saying, \”make me a deal that I can work with and sell to clueless Californians.\”
“If you’re calling for eliminating the police, no. If you’re talking about reimagining the responsibility that we placed on law enforcement to be social workers and mental health workers and involved in disputes where a badge and a gun are unnecessary, I think absolutely this is an opportunity to look anew at all of the above.”