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Sat Dec 5, 2020, 01:41 AM

L.A. looking at layoffs for as many as 1,900 workers, including 951 police officers

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Source: KTLA News

A budget proposal on Friday called for the Police Department to eliminate nearly 1,000 officer jobs — even though it could harm crime-fighting as the city struggles to close a huge budget shortfall caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The cuts “will significantly impact public safety services” at a time when the city is experiencing a “drastic” rise in homicide rates with about 300 so far this year, his proposal said. It will be reviewed by the City Council.

Los Angeles is trying to close a projected $675 million budget shortfall sparked by tax and other revenue losses because of business shutdowns and personal restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19.

Mayor Eric Garcetti said the city is still talking with the league and added that he hoped to avoid layoffs, possibly with hoped-for federal assistance, calling it “the very last option that we have.”

Read more: https://ktla.com/news/local-news/l-a-looking-at-layoffs-for-as-many-as-1900-workers-including-951-police-officers/



All cities are similarly feeling budget shortfalls because of Covid-19. Looks like it's Mitch McConnell who is defunding the police by refusing to pass state and local aid.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sat Dec 5, 2020, 07:28 AM

1. And this should be publicized as GOP "defunding of the police." Activists just need to

 

sit back for a while and allow trump and his GOP cult to do their work for them. They going to "defund" the police thru their policies to deny stimulus aid to major cities and localities that didn't vote for Trump. It is a sweet irony that can happen much quicker than any legislation that Biden/Harrise might push.

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Sat Dec 5, 2020, 07:56 AM

2. Trump and McConnell wanted to harm the Blue voter areas and states

by strangling them financially. COVID-19 gifted them an opportunity to do so on a massive scale. Both men would be pleased beyond words if Democrats die in large numbers as a means to dominate our culture, our government and our economy. Whether that occurs due to COVID, or poverty and starvation, or overwhelmed and broken healthcare systems doesn't matter so long as there are fewer Democratic voters and their children at the end. What Mitch and Donald want is that those citizens needing government to function on their behalf and in their defense would cease demanding it and allow Republican Process of Government to get on with looting the treasury, the country and the planet.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sat Dec 5, 2020, 11:28 AM

3. Waiting for my tax/insurance rebates

Everything's on 75% operation except for Amazon and supermarkets.

I'm still waiting.

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Sat Dec 5, 2020, 02:48 PM

4. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

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