Portland, Oregon, the mecca of the "Defund the Police" movement, just saw its 20th homicide of the year after slashing $16 million from its police budget.
Wanna know how many homicides Portland had at this same time last year? ONE.
Yes, you read that correctly. A 20X spike in homicides year over year.
Well, now Woke Beta Mayor Ted Wheeler, whose Twitter profile includes his preferred pronouns, is asking for $2 million to be pumped back into city law enforcement.
The mayor of Portland, Ore., called for nearly $2 million in additional funding for the city's police force and other agencies Friday, citing a rise in homicides and other violent crime.
But members of the city council were either mum or not fully committed so far on whether they'll back the plan, according to reports.
The request by second-term Mayor Ted Wheeler came Friday during his State of the City address – and three days after Wheeler condemned one of the latest killings in the city, the broad-daylight slaying of a 42-year-old man in a city park on Tuesday.
Last year, along with cutting $16 million from its police budget, Portland also eliminated its gun-violence reduction unit. In the name of "justice," of course.
15 of the 20 murders committed so far this year have been via gunfire.