Last summer Portland, Oregon Mayor Ted Wheeler was among politicians on the “defund the police” bandwagon, or at least he was for reallocating some of the money that previously went to policing efforts:
— The Oregonian (@Oregonian) June 9, 2020
Fast forward several months and guess what happened next:
JUST IN: Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has requested that city officials approve $2 million in funding to bring back police patrols following a large spike in crime rates
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) March 12, 2021
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has requested $2 million in emergency funding for police following a continued spike in shootings & homicides. Last year, the city defunded millions from police & abolished the gun violence reduction team in response to BLM. https://t.co/GVs59VBMCD
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) March 12, 2021
The one-eighties progressives like Wheeler do after reality kicks in is something to behold.
I thought they wanted to defund the police?
— ML (@class_s_nobody) March 12, 2021
Re-fund the police now?
Oh lawd…the irony ? https://t.co/SKYb7H9MoQ
— Mrs. Dr. I Love Neanderthals (@merowe75) March 12, 2021
Crime goes up after they defunded the police, but who could’ve seen that one coming.
— James Galbraith (@Jams_87) March 12, 2021
Let them have what they voted for. Portland has been circling the drain for a few years now.
— HomeSkillet (@HapEgilmore) March 12, 2021
that's a hefty swing on the pendulum, indeed.
— Shelby Pawn (@shelbypawn) March 12, 2021
— Pundit Review (@PunditReview) March 12, 2021
1. Don’t let cops enforce laws.
2. Let anftiFa and BLM rioters to burn federal buildings and small businesses.
3. Ignore them attacking people.
4. Give cities our tax dollars to pay for the damages.
5. Rinse and repeat. https://t.co/fz9gslfThp
— Paralogger (@freddy_farts) March 12, 2021
What the heck did these cretins seriously think would happen? https://t.co/MpIle6Lbks
— Graham Hadingham ?? ??????? (@Hadders64) March 12, 2021
Anybody who couldn’t see it coming should never be in charge of, well, anything.
So when will he admit defunding the Police was a horrible call? https://t.co/1zvnrvCHdO
— GolferGuy (@Golferguy24) March 12, 2021