The City Council of West Hollywood, Calif., voted Monday night to cut the number of armed sheriff’s deputies by four, replacing them with 30 unarmed ‘ambassadors’, despite a crime wave and a national backlash against ‘funding of the police”.
The Democratic-dominated paradise, whose mayor once tried to ban Donald Trump from speaking in the city, and who honored porn star Stormy Daniels with the key to the city during his crusade against Trump, has saw crime increase by 137% in one year.
Nonetheless, NBC Los Angeles reported, the city council voted 3-2 to cut police funding out of respect for the “Black Lives Matter” movement:
In council’s vote to restructure the city’s budget on Monday, the measure only narrowly passed. It happened without the support of West Hollywood Mayor Lauren Meister, who strongly opposed the reduction of the sheriff’s presence in the city.
The restructuring will leave WeHo with four fewer sheriff’s deputies on patrol. Two of these MPs will be removed from office in six months, while the other two will be removed from office six months later.
The new budget reallocates funds from those four MPs to Block by Block, which employs unarmed, blue-shirted security ambassadors and provides the city with additional law enforcement services.
In 2020, Seattle’s then-mayor also opposed the city council’s plan to cut police, but was unable to stop it from doing so.
Two years later, amid outrage over the crime that saw San Francisco voters recall their district attorney and could see Los Angeles County do the same, the West Hollywood City Council walked away. held to Democrats’ rhetoric in 2020 and cut police funds.
At the same time, the UK Daily mail notes that the council is increasing funds for other expenses, such as a Russian culture festival which will omit the word “Russian” due to outrage over Russia’s continued invasion of Ukraine, and passages for pedestrians of the pride flag which have been updated with the colors of the transgender movement and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Joel B. Pollak is editor of Breitbart News and host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot Sunday nights from 7-10 p.m. ET (4-7 p.m. PT). He is the author of the recent e-book Neither Free Nor Fair: The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. His latest book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He is the winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.