Another Democrat – VA Rep. Spanberger – backpedals on defunding the police, suddenly trying to be a cop super fan

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Richmond, VA: Another Democrat, this time Rep. Abigail Spanberger of Virginia, who previously pandered to media outlets and public pressure and strongly pursued the ‘defund the police’ movement is now shamelessly casting herself as a law enforcement super fan.

It doesn’t get more ridiculous than that.

Rep. Spanberger, like many Democrats, have no shame in publicly flip-flopping on critical social issues just to win over public sentiment and earn votes.

These politician ‘chameleons’ continually prove repeatedly that they will change their colors to fit the occasion. This ‘go where the wind blows’ tactic is just solid proof that some Democrats lack any morals, principles and beliefs- all to stay in office.

Another Democrat - VA Rep. Spanberger - backpedals on defunding the police, suddenly trying to be a cop super fan
Screenshot image of CBS News YouTube channel.

Elected public officials are in a position of leadership. Quality leadership is about having principles and beliefs and understand they must do what they can to ensure those beliefs are upheld.

If AOC continues to push the Defund the Police movement for the remainder of her political career, that is at least respectable. Her incompetence however, is another story.

Politicians, especially Democrats lately, are becoming the antithesis of leadership- willing to sacrifice their ideals for gain. It’s inconceivable that people lack the character to follow what they believe in just to stay in office.

That can be compared to rats who eat their own to survive.

And Rep. Spanberger is the latest example.

According to a Gateway Pundit column:

“Spanberger, who has a history of supporting the Defund the Police movement, is trying to rewrite history this week again with an ad that depicts the congresswoman as pro-law enforcement by touting her and her father’s credentials and claiming that she ‘increased police funding.’”

Another Democrat - VA Rep. Spanberger - backpedals on defunding the police, suddenly trying to be a cop super fan

The column continues:

“The congresswoman also tried to rewrite history in April by campaigning in a predominantly conservative area and saying the Defund the Police slogan pushed by her far-left colleagues was ‘a terrible idea.’”

In typical Democrat fashion, Spanberger failed to mention some of her previous Defund the Police activities. The soulless congresswoman accepted thousands of dollars from anti-police groups. She also supported and voted for an anti-law enforcement bill backed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (she’s another story altogether).

She was also seen marching with Black Lives Matter groups, surely to push her political agenda and professional aspirations.

Her New Strategy

Spanberger hopes to erase her past devotion to the Defund the Police movement. It is absurd, almost delusional. But when you lack a soul, this strategy is just business as usual.

In a recent twitter post, Spanberger tweeted:

“Years ago, my father — a law enforcement officer — wrote to me, ‘there’s no greater vocation than service to country.’”

Her tweet continued:

“As a federal agent, CIA case officer, and Member of Congress, I’ve sworn an oath to the Constitution and always worked to put country and community first.”


How convenient is it for her to mention that her father was a law enforcement officer, which bears no context to his message.

She continued to press her resume unto the twitter world. She likely wants to convince the world how great she is and to send the message ‘don’t worry about all that other stuff I did.’

In her video message on twitter, she said:

So when I joined law enforcement, then CIA and now congress, I swore an oath to the constitution, to put country first, before party and to get things done.”

Spanberger even had the gall to say to her twitter followers in her ad video to ‘increase police funding’ and went on to mention other political ‘buzz words’ to shamelessly get votes.

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Cities that defunded police made sure their leaders got police protection-YouTube screenshot

How about swearing an oath to follow your beliefs at any cost- including losing an election.

At least you will have your moral character and dignity intact.

But not Spanberger.

She will likely continue her chameleon strategy and adapt to the environment- just don’t eat your own again.

 

Another Democrat - VA Rep. Spanberger - backpedals on defunding the police, suddenly trying to be a cop super fan

Spanberger isn’t the only Democrat flip-flopper.

Liberal SF Mayor backpedaling from ‘defund the police’ movement, citing need for criminal ‘accountability’

Posted August 17, 2022

San Francisco, CA: San Francisco Mayor London Breed is backpedaling previous efforts to “defund the police” due to spiking crime rates and what residents call a sharp reduction in “quality of life.”

Mayor Breed was an outspoken advocate in 2020 following the Floyd protests to defund the police. She, among other liberal politicians, labeled the entire law enforcement profession as “the problem” in America.

Many of these liberal politicians are starting to change their tune- especially Mayor Breed, which is a long way from where she started.

Breed wasn’t quiet about her intentions in 2020 either. In a press conference on July 31, 2020, the San Francisco mayor was proud to announce:

“We will redirect $120 million from law enforcement to support these priorities over the next two years. Let me repeat that. This is $120 million.”

That carries a confident tone- but one that didn’t last long term.

Crime in San Francisco has risen sharply since 2020 and residents have voiced frustration over it by citing a drop in quality of living.

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SF residents prepare drugs for consumption.
Photo screenshot courtesy of KPIX CBS SF YouTube channel.

According to a Fox News Digital column:

“San Francisco was among cities across the country that saw some crimes increase in 2020 compared to 2019. Homicides increased by 20% that year compared to 2019, and by 17% in 2021 compared to 2020.

While crimes such as rape and robbery decreased in 2020, burglaries increased by 47% in 2020 when compared to the three previous years, data complied by SFGate shows.”

Mayor Breed made a statement in late 2021, expressing the need for more accountability against people breaking the law instead of ‘giving criminals another chance.’

Mayor Breed stated:

“I’m proud this city believes in giving people second chances,” Breed said at the time. “Nevertheless, we also need there to [have] accountability when someone does break the law… Our compassion cannot be mistaken for weakness or indifference…

I was raised by my grandmother to believe in ‘tough love,’ in keeping your house in order, and we need that, now more than ever.”

That surely sounds like backpedaling and a far cry from defunding police.

Tony Montoya, the President of the San Francisco Police Officer’s Association, is a critic of the Mayor’s irresponsible management of the police force. He considers her latest stance a reverse in policy.

In a response statement to Mayor Breed’s late 2021 press conference, Tony Montoya said:

“Mayor Breed’s announcement yesterday to deploy more police officers to address the unacceptable level of crime in portions of our city, namely the Tenderloin, is an acknowledgment that the push to defund the SFPD was a mistake.”

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It was a mistake. The push of the ‘defund the police’ movement led to a swarm of retirements, recruiting issues, and increasing crime rates across the city.

According to the Fox column:

“Between April 2020 and April 2021, resignations increased by 18% and retirements by 45%.”

The column continued:

“The San Francisco Police Department has reported more of the same as the national trend. As of August, the department is down about 300 officers. Just last month alone, 50 officers left the department, with only eight to 10 recruits ready to fill the gaps.” 

San Francisco is not alone. They, along with other large liberal cities across the country are trying to fix the disaster they’ve created with their soft-on-crime policies that put criminals back on the streets quickly.

They have, however, taken steps to fixing the problem. The previous DA, Chesa Boudin, was recalled by San Francisco voters. This lack of confidence in Boudin is a sign that their failed policies were allowing the city to go to ruin.

New DA, Brook Jenkins, is vowing to change San Francisco to make the streets safer and to go after criminals such as drug dealers.

In a recent tweet, she stated:

“My office is working hard to make our neighborhoods safer, advocate for victims, and work to implement strong, practical criminal justice reform. As DA, I will listen to the concerns of San Franciscans and will do what’s necessary to make sure all of our communities feel safe.”

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New San Francisco DA Brook Jenkins, YouTube screenshot courtesy of KTVU Fox 2

Jenkins fell short on making any pro police comments.

Until she does, she will likely face the same crime issues as the previous DA. Officers in the SFPD need to know that they have the support of their elected officials to do their job efficiently.

But if the law enforcement community feels they are still one call away from becoming the next political scapegoat, don’t expect crime to lower much in what used to be a beautiful San Francisco.

 

 

Another Democrat - VA Rep. Spanberger - backpedals on defunding the police, suddenly trying to be a cop super fan

Another politician backpedaling on the defund the police movement.

Report: Rep. Jerry Nadler suddenly changes his tune on defunding the police now that it’s election time

Posted August 12, 2022

The New York Post reported that “defund the police” backer and advocate Rep. Jerry Nadler has changed his tune and now claims he favors federal funding for the New York Police Department (NYPD).

The candidates for Manhattan’s redrawn 12th congressional district were asked during a recent PIX-11 debate to give a “yes” or “no” answer on whether they supported allocating more federal funding to the NYPD.

Up until then and until Nadler got a serious challenge for re-election, the Rep. would have never said yes, but he and his two rivals, Rep. Carolyn Maloney and Suraj Patel all said “yes.”

In 2020, Nadler sang a different tune when the local publication westsiderag.com asked if he supported defunding the police. A WSR reporter asked Nadler during a question and answer session:

“Close to home, the NYPD budget has grown to about $6 billion. There have been call to defund or cut the NYPD budget. Is that something that you would be in support of?”

Nadler answered:

“Yes, it should certainly be cut.”

He added:

“The city’s needs at this point are much more in terms of social services, jobs, feeding people, education, and health, and much less in police … We’re spending too much on police.

There should be substantial cuts to the police budget and a reallocation of those funds to where we need them.”

During the PIX-11 debate on Tuesday, August 9th, moderated Dan Mannarino asked Nadler about his earlier comments, questioning him, “What has changed your view tonight?”

At first, Nadler tried to contest the point saying:

“I did not say I favored defunding. I said I thought some resources should be shifted from the police to mental health and social services as they were in the city budget because cops can’t do everything.”

He added:

“You need social services and mental health services in order to decrease crime too.”

 

Nadler said that now he supports an increase in federal police funding “because crime is increasing all across the country” in part because of the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

He has the endorsement of the Working Families Party, which has promoted defunding the police and has questioned candidates seeking its endorsement on whether they would accept donations from police unions.

Nadler’s campaign, which was contacted by The Post to give more clarification on his position, said that the congressman has voted to cumulatively deliver more than $12 billion in funds to law enforcement since election to the House in 1992.

Maloney, one of Nadler’s opponents, who promotes gun control measures, emphasized used more federal Medicaid dollars to fund treatment beds for those suffering from mental illness.

Patel, the other opponent, said he supported legislation to boost funding for the NYPD to hire more detectives to solve crimes, noting that 40 percent of homicides go unsolved.

He also called for more foot patrols, street lighting and dedicated mental health units.

A court-assigned special master tasked with fixing the maps merged Nadler’s Upper West Side base with Maloney’s Upper East Side turf as part of a new 12th Congressional District.

Without any hesitation, Nadler immediately announced he would run in the 12th Congressional District against Maloney instead of his redrawn 10th district, which no longer included the Upper West Side and took in new neighborhoods in Brooklyn.

Patel is the third candidate in the race. He is looking to pull off an upset against the Nadler and Maloney who have served in the House since the early 1990s.

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