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Tucson Residents Vote Down Ballot Measure To Become Sanctuary City

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Voters in Tucson, Arizona rejected a plan for the Arizona city to become a sanctuary city last week.

After Arizona passed a law that made local police check the immigration status of individuals suspected to be illegal aliens, Democrats in charge of Tucson established their city as an “immigrant welcoming city.” The Tucson police department enacted new rules which limited when police officers can ask about people’s immigration status during routine stops.

However, on Tuesday the Democratic-controlled city voted resoundingly to not become a sanctuary city.

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This result came about after a heated disagreement that split leftists who were giddy about standing up for immigrants and against President Donald Trump, and those who believed that the voter initiative would bring retaliation from the Arizona state legislature and the Trump administration.

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“The city of Tucson, in all respects except being labeled as such, operates as a sanctuary city,” Mayor Jonathan Rothschild said during an interview prior to the vote.

This voter initiative aimed to gut a 2010 Arizona immigration law known as SB1070, which catalyzed a series of mass protests and a boycott of the state. Courts struck down much of the law but kept the requirement for law enforcement to check immigration documents when they believe someone is in the country illegally.

Arizona is one of the states that’s witnessing demographic shift, and as a result, has become a purple state. The election of Kyrsten Sinema, the first class 1 Democrat elected to the Senate from Arizona since 1976 when Dennis DeConcini was elected, further illustrates this.

On top of Democratic political domination, mass migration brings public safety problems and economic upheaval with it.

For once, voters came to their senses and rejected a sanctuary city proposal.

However, the Arizona Republican Party’s relevance will ultimately depend on a federal government that is willing tackle illegal immigration and radically overhaul the migration system in a way that no longer attracts massive waves of migrants.

 

 

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Bronx Bobblehead AOC Believes that the Current Budget Cut to NYPD is Not Enough

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On June 30, 2020, congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said that New York City’s budget cuts to the police department were not sufficiently adequate, declaring that “defunding police means defunding police.”

“Defunding police means defunding police. It does not mean budget tricks or funny math. It does not mean moving school police officers from the NYPD budget to the Department of Education’s budget so the exact same police remain in schools,” the congresswoman remarked in a statement.

The defund the police meme has caused some debate in Democrat circles. Some Democrats believe that the phrase shouldn’t be taken literally and is only a slogan for police reforms.

“It does not mean counting overtime cuts as cuts, even as NYPD ignores every attempt by City Council to curb overtime spending and overspends on overtime anyways,” Ocasio-Cortez added. “If these reports are accurate, then these proposed ‘cuts’ to the NYPD budget are a disingenuous illusion. This is not a victory. The fight to defund policing continues.”

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On June 30, the New York City Council and Mayor Bill de Blasio came to a deal to slash $1 billion from the NYPD’s $6 billion budget.

“We’re acting on that call for justice. I believe it is our mission to redistribute resources to those who need them the most,” de Blasio stated, “This is real redistribution.”

Activists that agree with AOC’s radical anti-cop reforms said they won’t put up with any plan that merely reallocates money and does nothing to substantially gut police departments.

“No funny math. No budget musical chairs,” radical anti-law enforcement activists said in a letter on June 30 to the mayor and council. “We’ll know if you fought for our communities or whether you will let the NYPD continue to be treated as if they’re above the law, even in the budget.”

New York City is currently suffering from a $9 billion shortfall in revenue due to the Wuhan virus shutdowns.

New York is already an anti-gun state, with a ranking of 51st place according to Guns & Ammo magazine.

Defunding the police will only make New York City less secure and leave New Yorkers with virtually no options left for security.

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