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Democrat mayors defunded police, funded personal security

As the defund the police movement spread across the country last summer, some mayors of Democrat-run cities quietly pulled funding from the public police budgets while bolstering their own personal security. One America’s John Hines spoke with the Open the Books founder for more on this.

NYPD police officers in Times Square. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images)

Moderate, progressive Democrats battle over defunding police

Progressives and moderates in the Democrat Party have reportedly been feuding as moderates appeared to be abandoning the idea of defunding the police. Throughout the 2020 election cycle, Democrats cheered on calls to defund the police with Kamala Harris saying policing needed reimagining and more officers on the ground was not the answer.