Minneapolis residents have expressed they are scared for their safety amid a spike in violent crime throughout the city. According to city council members, locals feel unsafe due to the absence of police in their neighborhoods.
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New York is considering raising taxes on wealthy residents should relief talks fail. Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) elaborated Tuesday by saying their were a combination of issues aiding in crippling New York City and a tax increase may be the last resort to alleviate the pressure.
Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton (R) has condemned the vandalism of a police memorial in Little Rock. On Thursday, the Republican lawmaker said the people responsible for defacing the Little Rock Police Memorial for Fallen Officers will be held accountable.
The president of Portland’s Police Association has called on city officials to allow police to do their jobs. On Wednesday, Daryl Turner said the police could proactively stop a lot of violence if the City Council and police commissioner would step back.
Seattle’s first Black police chief officially left her post on Wednesday after announcing her resignation last month. Following her resignation, Carmen Best claimed the city council’s police budget cuts “put her in a position destined to fail.”
Cities across the nation are experiencing protests and riots as calls to defund the police intensify. One America’s Stephanie Myers spoke with the co-owner and vice president of JKC Trucking, Mike Kucharski, about the dangers posed to truck drivers amid the radical proposal.