From Soros to unions, the left poured major money into effort to defeat Austin’s police staffing prop

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A web of Left heavy hitters from outside Austin funded the anti-Prop A side

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Liberal activists, super PACs and unions mostly threw hundreds of thousands of dollars into defeating one from outside Texas. Austin, Texas Ballot measure that will increase the number of police on the streets as the city continues to be ravaged by the most killings in history.

The ballot measure, known as Prop A and which would have required Austin to employ at least two police officers per 1,000 residents, and increase officer training, failed There were boatloads of big left cash as of Tuesday night. Given For Progressive Equity PAC.

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Austin’s low-staff police told citizens to collect evidence themselves at the crime scene

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that money involve Equity from Liberal Mega Donor $500,000 out of $1.2 million in PAC’s War Chest George Soro, through the Open Society group, which has spent millions across the country promoting district attorneys and ballot measures that are liberal in prosecuting crimes and serving minimum sentences.

In addition, Equity PAC attempts to prevent Austin Police from hiring more police officers during a critical period. lack of staff And crime increase was aided by several other major liberal groups.

Liberal Advocacy Group 1630 Fund, held by Politico described As a “large-scale black money network”, invested $100,000 in the push for more police recruitment and protest funding.

Several unions also opposed Prop A, including the City of Austin Employees Association, who spent $25,000 to oppose Prop A. The Texas American Federation of Teachers contributed $10,000 to protest Prop A. The Education Austin PAC contributed $5,000. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) union contributed $25,000.

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Additionally, the Austin EMS Employees Association and the Austin Firefighters Association PAC Work To defeat Prop A.

Prop A’s defeat also received $5,000 in aid from the American Civil Liberties Union and $10,000 from the Liberal Movement Voter PAC.

The Charles and Lynn Schusterman family philanthropy donated $100,000 to defeat Prop A, and the Fairness Project, which also has links to Soros, donated $200,000.

In the week leading up to Tuesday’s election, the Austin Police Department announced The city experienced its 75th murder in 2021, the highest number since at least 1960, the year police began tracking the figures. Since then, the number has risen to 77 which breaks the previous record of 59. The weekend before the election saw an armed robbery at a pharmacy and a shooting at a grocery store both on the same morning. The police reportedly took an hour to reach the pharmacy. They have arrested an accused who opened fire at the grocery store.

Police have not responded to some calls due to staff shortages stemming from the city’s decision last year to partially defame the department. Accept “Non-emergency” leaves many small business owners Stop For yourself.

This photo provided by the Austin Police Department shows Chief Chacon providing an update on the overnight shooting in Austin, Texas, early Saturday, June 12, 2021.  Chacon says a shootout broke out in a busy entertainment district early Saturday, injuring several.  (Austin Police Department via AP)

National VP of Police, Joe Gamaldi’s fraternity order was heard Wednesday “The Faulkner Focus” Prop A was dismissed and warned that the police were “in the morale tank.” Gamaldi condemns the Left’s “radical” push to discredit the police, stresses the importance of investing in law enforcement Crime Spikes in the city.

“When you do a postmortem on what happened in Austin, I think it’s important to recognize that the mayor and city council there have been basically giving the finger to the hardworking men and women of law enforcement in the Austin Police Department for quite some time. are,” Gamaldi said. “And what they did is scare the public. They told them we were going to cut services across the board to try to fund public safety, but what the public really should be afraid of is the murder rate.” Austin is up 88%. Austin was once a mecca for arts and music, and now it’s a dangerous community and nobody wants to move in with their families.”


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