The St. Louis City budget board approved a $4 million cut in funding to the city police and the elimination of 98 unfilled police jobs in this years budget bill.
This comes after St. Louis saw its highest homicide rate in 50 years. The unsolved murders occurred overwhelmingly in impoverished black neighborhoods in the city.
The murder rate in St. Louis City hit a 50-year high in 2020.
Mayor Tishaura Jones praised the police budget cuts arguing that the defunding of police will help tackles “some of the root causes to crime.”
Evidently, it’s the cops’ fault.
This is pure insanity coming from the left today in cities across the US.
Marxist Rep. Cori Bush praised the move.
She got her start as a Michael Brown Ferguson protester.
Via Jack Posobiec.
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) April 30, 2021
The Riverfront Times reported:
With the backing of Mayor Tishaura Jones, St. Louis’ top budget board approved an amendment