More Americans are being assaulted as crime rises in big cities, and more Democrats are being assaulted by this political reality. The left’s latest swerve on crime and policing is happening in Philadelphia, the city of an out-of-control spike in murder and mayhem.
Mayor Jim Kenney’s recent budget proposal includes a $23.7 million funding increase that would bring the police budget to $781.8 million for fiscal year 2023. Current officers would receive a $1,500 bonus. $ and a 9% salary increase over three years. The proposal also includes phone upgrades for cops to make it easier for the public to contact them, as well as improvements to the forensic lab to solve crimes.