Published On: Tue, Jul 20th, 2021

Many Big-City Democrat Mayors Defunded Police While Spending Heavily on Their Security Details, Watchdog Finds Save 10% on Citrus trees with code CITRUS
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Democratic mayors in 20 of the nation’s 25 biggest cities slashed police department budgets and positions even as they spent millions of tax dollars on their own security details, according to data obtained by a government watchdog. “In 25 major U.S. cities, officials have proposed cutting—or in 20 cases already cut—police budgets. However, what auditors found was that mayors and city officials still enjoy personal protection of a dedicated police detail costing taxpayers millions of dollars,” Adam Andrzejewski, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Open The Books (OTB), said in a statement announcing the new data. “This is ‘police protection for me (the political elites), but not for thee (the citizens),’” Andrzejewski said. The Chicago-based group is a non-profit that uses public-right-to-know and freedom of information laws to maintains hundreds of publicly available databases of federal, state, and local spending with the goal of providing “every dime online in real …

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