New York Democratic Rep. Jamaal Bowman, a fierce advocate for defunding the police, requested additional police protection at his home after the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot.
“About a week after the January 6 incident at the Capitol, we received a request from the Congressman’s office for increased police presence at his residence,” Yonkers Police Department Detective Lt. Dean Politopoulos said, according to the New York Post.
“In response, our Intelligence Unit was notified of the request and the local precinct instituted what is called a directed patrol at the Congressman’s home for the next two weeks,” Politopoulos added.
Just one month earlier, in December 2020, Bowman argued for defunding the police.
“Defund the police, and defund the system that’s terrorizing our communities,” Bowman tweeted.
We’re fighting in your memory, Tamir. You won’t be forgotten.
A system this cruel and inhumane can’t be reformed. Defund the police, and defund the system that’s terrorizing our communities. https://t.co/OwFg32pbZ3
— Jamaal Bowman (@JamaalBowmanNY) December 29, 2020
Democrats now argue within their own party over whether to defund the police or to increase police funding to fight the increased violent crime in many American cities over the past year.
Yet many of the cities where violent crime have increased are led by Democrats.
According to Breitbart News “homicides have increased 58 percent in Democrat-run Atlanta, 533 percent in Democrat-run Portland, and 37 percent in Democrat-run Philadelphia. Shooting are up 54 percent in Democrat-run New York City, 51 percent in Democrat-run Los Angeles, and 18 percent in Democrat-run Chicago.”
Bowman serves as another example of a “defund the police” advocate who quickly changes his actions when he is in need. Instead, Americans need to support the law enforcement officers protecting our communities.