San Francisco Democrat Mayor London Breed seems to have changed her mind about supporting the whole “defund police” movement started by radical leftists that resides well on the outside of mainstream thought, and is now referring to those same policies as “the bulls*** that has destroyed our city.”
Well, she’s a hypocrite and a fool, but even a broken clock is right twice a day.
Breed spoke at a press conference on Tuesday where she went nuclear on the topic of surging crime around the city of San Francisco, a city that is often viewed by the vast majority of the country as being nothing more than a cesspool of drug use and crime that’s being spurred on by left-wing policies.
“It’s time that the reign of criminals who are destroying our city, it is time for it to come to an end,” Breed went on to say during her speech as she seemed to be putting on a “tough guy” act. “And it comes to an end when we take the steps to be more aggressive with law enforcement, more aggressive with the changes in our policies, and less tolerant of all the bulls**t that has destroyed our city, we are going to turn this around.”
“This is a city that has a population of less than 1 million people with an over $12 billion budget. The residents of the city have been extremely generous in providing us with the resources we need to make a difference,” the mayor added. “And now the priorities we need to make must be to protect them, must be to turn things around in their neighborhoods. When you are in a room full of people, I would say probably anywhere between 90-95% of folks could raise their hand and say that either their car has been broken into or they’ve been a victim in some capacity or another. That is not okay. That is not acceptable.”
San Francisco Democrat Mayor London Breed announces she wants more "aggressive" law enforcement to combat skyrocketing crime, says progressive policies are "bullshit"
She previously supported defunding the police
— Ian Miles Cheong @ stillgray.substack.com (@stillgray) December 15, 2021
Breed’s remarks appear to contradict her prior position when she came out in support of the far-left defund the police movement in the wake of the death of George Floyd last year, saying that the incident “brought forward the devastating impacts of police violence against African-Americans in this country.”
In a July 31, 2020, statement, Breed said that she was seeking to divert more than $100 million from the San Francisco Police Department to social justice programs:
“The Mayor’s proposed budget acknowledges the structural inequities impacting the city’s African American community, resulting from generations of disinvestment. The proposed budget reinvests $120 million in funds over two years, predominately from the City’s law enforcement departments, towards efforts to repair the legacy of racially disparate policies on health, housing, and economic outcomes for African Americans. …” the DW reported.
“Mayor Breed’s budget is informed by that process and recognizes that the African American community must continue to be involved in determining the specific allocations of the funding. Therefore, the Human Rights Commission will continue leading a community process to determine how the $120 million will be allocated,” the report concluded.
It’s too bad there wasn’t anyone around to tell Breed how bad of an idea defunding police was….