How stupid is this? Los Angeles looks to cut $150M in police funding, invest in communities left behind. So when you have protests like what we’re having now, what happens when you call for help and there is none?
Amid nationwide protests ignited by the police-involved killing of George Floyd early last week, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that up to $150 million will be cut from the L.A. Police Department as part of relocating some $250 million from the city’s budget to fund programs in communities of color.
Garcetti had originally planned a 7 percent spending increase for the LAPD for next year. He also announced a moratorium on adding people’s names to the CalGang database, which is a statewide system that identifies and tracks alleged gang members.