Skip to comments.Justice Dept. brands NYC (also Portland, Seattle) an ‘anarchist jurisdiction,’ targets federal funds
Posted on 09/21/2020 5:33:58 AM PDT by karpov
New York City was among three cities labeled anarchist jurisdictions by the Justice Department on Sunday and targeted to lose federal money for failing to control protesters and defunding cops, The Post has learned.
Portland, Ore., and Seattle, Wash., were the other two cities on the list, which was approved by US Attorney General William Barr.
When state and local leaders impede their own law-enforcement officers and agencies from doing their jobs, it endangers innocent citizens who deserve to be protected, including those who are trying to peacefully assemble and protest, Barr said in a statement set to be released Monday.
We cannot allow federal tax dollars to be wasted when the safety of the citizenry hangs in the balance, the AG added.
It is my hope that the cities identified by the Department of Justice today will reverse course and become serious about performing the basic function of government and start protecting their own citizens.
White House Budget Director Russ Vought is set to issue guidance to federal agencies on withdrawing funds from the cities in less than two weeks.
The list of cities eligible for defunding will be updated periodically, the feds have said.
It is not yet clear what funds are likely to be cut, but the amount of money siphoned from New York
City could be massive, given the Big Apple gets about $7 billion in annual federal aid.
The anarchist designations come after President Trump earlier this month issued a memo ordering financial retribution against cities that have been slashing their police budgets during crime waves, or tolerating violent protests sparked by the May killing of George Floyd by Minnesota police.
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I would call this winning. Even though these cities will attempt to turn this around and claim that Trump merely wants them to fail. Or are punishing them for being blue.
Why should WE bail out their own destruction??
These cities are minting DJT voters every day.
The MSM is not going to like this. It will be interesting to see how they spin it to make law and order some evil Trump notion.
You know the Democrats have been and will continue to demonize Trump every single day no matter what. So Trump can literally do whatever he wants with no difference or consequence.
Hurt these idiots in the pocketbook.
. . . tolerating violent protests sparked by the May killing of George Floyd by a drug overdose reaction triggered by an interaction with Minnesota police.
. . . needs to be fixed. St. George was a walking time-bomb according to the autopsy report.
Even the brain dead who watch the evening news realize who is at fault for allowing these mostly peaceful murderously violent riots.
In talking with many suburban women voters, it's the violence in the streets that bothers them the most and will move them to support Trump. Suburban safety moms.
Only way to wake these governors and mayors is by the pocketbook! They will be screaming shortly! Waiting for the King of New York come up! Should happen by noon I bet!
Next up, Judge will say DOJ can’t order funds with held from these cities.
Does fedgov even give money directly to cities or does it all run through the state first?
What’s to stop Cuomo from giving NY fedgov money to NYC?
I would too if there were actually indictments for sedition announced, but there weren't.
$150,000/year salary. Plus bennies.
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