President Donald Trump promised that he would put American citizens first again. Now, he’s following through with this promise in a huge way.
Freedom Daily reported that it was just revealed that the Los Angeles Police Department has been denied $3 million in federal aid for “law enforcement” purposes. While there hasn’t been an official announcement as to why the funding was denied, it likely has something to do with Los Angeles’ lawless so-called “sanctuary city” status on harboring illegal aliens.
Steve Soboroff, president of the civilian Police Commission that oversees the LAPD, told reporters that the thinks Justice Department denied the funding request because of the LAPD’s well-publicized, hands-off approach to immigration enforcement. He added that he fears that future funding could be at risk.
“Community policing is what policing’s all about. Militaristic policing, immigrant harassment is not,” Soboroff said. “By ignoring that, or prioritizing it beneath their issue of sanctuary cities and cooperation with ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] — the priorities are wrong.”
“If this is the tip of the iceberg, we’re going to set back law enforcement and policing and public safety by decades,” he added.
The LAPD wanted to use the funding to hire 25 officers for the community policing program in Harvard Park, one of the city’s deadliest neighborhoods. This half-mile area saw eight homicides in 2016, nearly triple the number from the year before, and six people have been murdered there this year.
Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti has been defying Trump since before he took office and has been a vocal critic of his presidency.
“We will defend any undocumented worker who’s going to be deported,” he said flatly in a recent interview. He backed this up this month by unveiling an ambitious $10-million fund to provide legal counsel to residents facing deportation.
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