Liberal Who Wants to Cut $150 Million From LAPD Budget Gets Private Security
Nationwide hysteria has given many liberals in positions of power nationwide the green-light to enact a handful of radical policies they’ve long wanted a catalyst for.
In Los Angeles, city council president Nury Martinez introduced a motion instructing the City Administrative Officer and Chief Legislative Analyst to find upwards of $150 million in cuts to the LAPD budget.
Today we intrdcd a motion to cut funding to the LAPD, as we reset our priorities in the wake of the murder of #GeorgeFloyd & the #BlackLivesMatter call that we all support to end racism. This is just one small step. We cannot talk about change, we have to be about change. pic.twitter.com/hR1tBAqwHP
— Nury Martinez (@CD6Nury) June 3, 2020
Ironically, Martinez benefits from the LAPD to an extent the citizens unfortunate enough to live under her leadership don’t. As Spectrum News noted:
A Los Angeles Police Department unit, often staffed by two officers, was ordered to stand watch outside L.A. City Council President Nury Martinez’s private home from April until June, multiple LAPD sources have confirmed to Spectrum News 1.
The private security detail infuriated some members of the force when Martinez became one of the council members to spearhead a motion to cut $150 million in funding to the LAPD’s budget.
“It’s kind of ironic. Here she is demanding $150 million be reallocated from the police budget, but yet she has security at her house by the Los Angeles Police Department,” said Det. Jamie McBride, who serves as director of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, the LAPD’s union.
McBride, who has been in law enforcement for 30 years, spent more than five years at the LAPD’s Foothill Division, which serves Martinez’s district in the San Fernando Valley.
While one LA Councilmember was introducing a motion to cut $150 million in #LAPD funding, that official also had round-the-clock private security provided by the department at their home. @LAPPL calls it hypocrisy, adding it may have cost taxpayers around $100k. @SpecNews1SoCal pic.twitter.com/lrrRC65oj1
— Natalie Brunell (@natbrunell) June 8, 2020
It’s according to Martinez’s neighbors that the units have been there for two months, and they reported being pleased with the additional security in their neighborhood.
Police protection is serving Martinez (and her neighbors) well – so why doesn’t she want the same for everyone else?