Worse Than a Kick In The Nuts

This is how to bring police departments to heel:

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Officials Cutting $100 Million-$150 Million From LAPD Budget, Funds To Be Reinvested In Communities Of Color


This sort of thing has been tried, before. I believe that NYPD’s budget was cut, once, and the cops went on a “do nothing” strike for a while. That strategy only works if The People value your contribution, though. Perhaps what will result is a feverish scramble to decide who gets pushed under the bus.

Maybe they can sell some of their military weapons; I hear that stuff gets a good price in Afghanistan and on the dark web.

L.A. City Council President Nury Martinez made it official on Wednesday by introducing a motion to cut LAPD funding, “as we reset our priorities in the wake of the murder of #GeorgeFloyd. This is just one small step. We cannot talk about change, we have to be about change,” Martinez tweeted.

It’s an opening move, and it’s a strong one. But it’s only an opening move.


  1. John Morales says


    Sure, it’s something, but “introducing a motion” is not exactly a done deal, is it?

    (Let’s hope it’s not a case of constipation, so that the motion is passed)

  2. dangerousbeans says

    no need for the dark web, i’m sure they know who to sell their gear to in the US already. has anyone investigated how much police gear goes missing?

  3. bmiller says

    dangerousbeans: I’m sure the cops have lots of buddies in the fascist Freedumb Militia movements who would love some new armor or maybe a tank or two.

  4. StevoR says

    @3. voyager : I don’t know about buying minds but some politicians certainly seem to be for sale as this TYT clip shows :


    The 9 minutes 30 seconds mark especially where Cruz is dr\irected by the Mercers to change from a Never Trumper to a Trump cultist. Of course the people and minds you buy this way may not be that worth buyng but still.

    I wonder if Bloomberg should have spent his multi-gazillions buying them instead of wasting it in his campaign.

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