The shockingly hypocritical Democrat mayors of 20 major cities across the US have cut funding for the police in support of the wokeist anti-American “defund the police” crusade while at the same enjoying private security lavishly paid for with taxpayers’ dollars.
The duplicitous Democrat officials have been elected to work for the American citizens but instead, they are destroying their safety and security in service of the Marxist agenda to create a race-based class struggle while at the same time abusing their power status to lead a luxurious lifestyle fenced off from “the masses.”
The shocking private security figures of the Democrat mayors in question have been obtained by OpenTheBooks, a transparency website.
Those defunding the police of the American citizens while enjoying private security funded with public money include the mayors of San Francisco, Chicago, Baltimore, San Diego, New York City, and Denver.
“Defund the Police” picked up speed last year after protests following the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, which were accompanied by large-scale looting and race riots.
Thus, San Francisco Mayor London Breed, who back in February announced plans to rob the city’s police department of a whopping $120 million in funding, spent a total of $12.4 million on her personal security between 2015 and 2020.
London Breed charged $1.7 million to the city for her protection in 2015, growing to $2.6 million in 2020.
The figure is expected to be higher in 2021
In announcing her defunding of the police, Breed said she wants “to change the outcome” of black people in the city.
She argued that taking the massive sum of money from the police and redirecting it to social programs is going “to make a difference.”
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who is presently busying denying interviews to white reporters because they are white, does not technically support defunding the police but reduced the city police budget by 3% by removing vacant positions.
In 2020, Lightfoot poured $626.5 million into extra funding for police officers and firefighters’ pay during the BLM protests.
However, Chicago also spent $17.3 million in total between 2015 and 2020 in order to guard “unnamed city officials.”
The figure included $3.4 million spent to pay 22 security officers last year.
The number of police officers in Chicago still declined by about 400, while its homicide rate has seen a double-digit increase.
NYC Mayor did the same thing
The city council of NYC cut a mind-boggling $1 billion from the budget of the police department.
Security for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s failed presidential run in 2020 cost the taxpayers a total of $358,000.
In 2020, the city council of Baltimore defunded the local police with $22 million.
At the time, today’s mayor, Brandon Scott, back then the City Council President, vowed it was “just the beginning” of police defunding.
Meanwhile, the city of Baltimore paid $3.6 million on 14 police officers to guard Scott, Police Commissioner Michael Harrison, and State Attorney Marilyn Mosby.
While San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria has been criticized by leftist activists demanding defunding the police, his latest budget stipulates a $4.3 million of overtime pay as well as $1 million slated for a new police oversight body.
At the same time, it also slates $2.6 million to pay for 12 full-time officers who will protect him.
Trey Gowdy, former US Representative of South Carolina, speaking on Fox News on Sunday, lambasted freshman Rep. Cori Bush, a Democrat of Missouri, who is openly calling for defunding the police just as she has spent $69,120 in campaign money only for the period between April 15 and June 28 on personal “security services.”
As Gowdy eloquently put it, the likes of Cori Bush want “to defund your police” but “not her police.”