Pols face ire of ‘Defund the Police’ force, from Seattle to New York City

Article Link: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/local-pols-backlash-from-protesters

Discussion posted by: IRWeasel

As unrest over the death of George Floyd and racial inequality in general reverberates across the United States, local politicians are facing an intense new wave of pressure from protesters demanding police budget cuts as they attempt to balance keeping order in their cities and enacting reforms. In the latest development, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is grappling with protesters who refuse to leave an encampment in front of New York’s City Hall, as they demand $1 billion be cut from the police department’s budget. The department’s budget is about $6 billion, and the city has a July 1 budget deadline.