A member of the so-called “Squad“ of radical House Democrats demanded police protection at his New York home while calling for police departments across America to be defunded, according to reports.
Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) insisted on having round-the-clock protection at his quiet, leafy suburb address, Yonkers Police Department Detective Lt. Dean Politopoulos reportedly told the New York Post.
“About a week after the January 6 incident at the Capitol, we received a request from the Congressman’s office for increased police presence at his residence,” Politopoulos revealed.
“In response, our Intelligence Unit was notified of the request and the local precinct instituted what is called a directed patrol at the Congressman’s home for the next two weeks,” the local cop explained.
Bowman’s calls for additional police protection came as he has called for the police departments that protect American citizens to be defunded.
In December 2020, he demanded that cities must “defund the system that’s terrorizing our communities.”
“A system this cruel and inhumane can’t be reformed,” he said in December.
“Defund the police, and defund the system that’s terrorizing our communities.”
Bowman added in an April tweet, “We screamed defund the police so we could reallocate those resources toward something that focuses on true public health and public safety.”
The congressman has also frequently accused cops of being agents of “white supremacy.”
“Too many police in our country are more concerned with protecting white supremacy than serving the communities that pay their salaries,” Bowman thundered in a May 2021 tweet.
“We need to urgently and explicitly address white supremacy and its presence in our police forces,” he said elsewhere.
Meanwhile, establishment Democrats are attempting to pretend they are the party of actually funding police.
“We are the only party in Washington right now funding the police,” Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) told the New York Times, “even as we fight for important reforms and racial justice.”
Rep. Val Demings (D-FL), candidate for Senate against Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), has also tried to change the narrative by accusing Republicans of being the anti-police party, according to Breitbart.
“When it came to supporting resources for local communities, including law enforcement, not one Republican voted in favor of that funding,” she explained.
“When first responders needed them the most one of those moments they just didn’t deliver.”
The establishment Democrat attempt to shift the narrative may be due to 30 percent of Americans sometimes feeling unsafe in public as violent crime rages in American cities, according to a May poll.
Homicides have increased 58 percent in Democrat-run Atlanta, 533 percent in Democrat-run Portland, and 37 percent in Democrat-run Philadelphia.
Shootings are up 54 percent in Democrat-run New York City, 51 percent in Democrat-run Los Angeles, and 18 percent in Democrat-run Chicago.