WATCH: Texas GOP advances plan to punish cities who defund the police

WATCH: Texas GOP advances plan to punish cities who defund the police


the Texas House on Thursday voted to punish the Texas cities if they defund the police with financial penalities.

“House Bill 1900 comes after a year of civil rights advocates calling on cities to reduce what they spend on policing and to reform police behavior. Those calls were spurred by high-profile deaths at the hands of police like George Floyd’s in Minneapolis and Mike Ramos’ in Austin,” the Chron reports.

“Among Texas’ largest cities, only Austin cut its law enforcement funding last year, though almost all of that decrease came from an accounting shift of money that still allows traditional police duties to remain funded, but potentially in different city departments. Still, the city’s response to some activists’ calls to “defund the police” prompted harsh and immediate backlash from Republican state leaders, who have pointed to fast-rising homicide rates throughout the state and country as a reason to maintain police funding levels.” the report adds.

WATCH:

The post WATCH: Texas GOP advances plan to punish cities who defund the police appeared first on News Thud.

Click this link for the original source of this article.
Author: Paul Goldberg


This content is courtesy of, and owned and copyrighted by, https://newsthud.com and its author. This content is made available by use of the public RSS feed offered by the host site and is used for educational purposes only. If you are the author or represent the host site and would like this content removed now and in the future, please contact USSANews.com using the email address in the Contact page found in the website menu.

0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

USSANews.com
A better search engine: DuckDuckGo.com.
Visit our Discussion Forum at Libertati.com.

Follow us:
WP Twitter Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com