LA Council Pres Who Called for Defunding LAPD Had Private LAPD Home Detail
Don't worry folks. All this Defund the Police stuff is for the proles. It means that when someone breaks into your home, you'll have a social worker respond the next day and tell you to check your privilege and urge you to donate to charities for the underprivileged.
The nomenklatura will have protection, whether it's private security for guys like Jeff Bezos, or private police details for political bosses.
While LA City Council President Nury Martinez was filing a motion last week seeking to cut $150 million from the LAPD budget, she had an LAPD unit standing watch outside her home providing her family with a private security detail since April.
The round-the-clock protection unit, often staffed by two officers, infuriated some members of the police force when Martinez introduced the motion, which reads in part:
“We need a vision for our city that says ‘there is going to be justice.’ American society is founded on a racial hierarchy, one that is born out of slavery, followed by Jim Crow segregation and corporate abuse of labor. As such, police departments are asked to enforce a system of laws that are designed to reinforce and maintain economic and racial inequality.”
McBride, who has been in law enforcement for 30 years, spent more than five years at the LAPD’s Foothill Division, which serves Martinez’s district in the San Fernando Valley.
“It’s kind of ironic. Here she is demanding $150 million be reallocated from the police budget, but yet she has security at her house by the Los Angeles Police Department,” said Det. Jamie McBride, who serves as director of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, the LAPD’s union.
Were there failures to respond to calls from citizens because Nury Martinez had to be protected? But that's just how it is.
The city, county, and state bosses are not about to give up their security. They want you to give up your security.