New data collected by Forbes Open the Books auditor through Freedom of Information Act requests reveals that the city of Chicago, for example, spent $17.3 million between 2015 and 2020 guarding “unnamed city officials.” Despite Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s claims that it opposes cutting police funding, records show the city quietly cut 400 police officer jobs in 2020 while the cost of its security detail hit an all-time lofty of $3.4 million for 22 officers, according to the report.
Chicago reportedly spent $2.8 million for 17 officers in 2019; $2.8 million for 16 officers in 2018; $2.7 million for 20 police officers in 2017; and $2.9 million for 16 officers in 2016.
In San Francisco, $12.4 million was reportedly spent between 2015 and 2020 to protect Mayor London Breed as the city said it would deprive $120 million from the police budget over two years to be allocated to health programmes. Spending on Breed’s security details was $1.7 million in 2015; $417,489 in 2016; $2.5 million in 2017; $2.7 million in 2018; $2.5 million in 2019; and $2.6 million in 2020.
In New York, the city council approved a $1 billion cut from the $6 billion police budget, while reallocating $354 million to mental health, homelessness and education services. However, spending on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s security detail reportedly cost taxpayers $358,000 during his failed presidential bid.
In Baltimore, nearly $3.6 million was spent in 2020 for police to cover Mayor Brendon Scott, state attorney Marilyn Mosby and Police Commissioner Michael Harrison, despite cutting about $22 million from the city’s police budget, according to Baltimore Fox. The mayor’s protection unit reportedly cost the city nearly $2 million in the former fiscal year, while state attorney protection cost $1.3 million and the police commissioner $464,948.
In other developments:
James Craig calls on Democrats who want to forbid the police: Hire social workers as your security
– Concha rips up pro-police police Diem Corey Bush for spending $70,000 on security: ‘The rules are yours, not mine’
‘Hypocritical’ Representative Bush Wants to Defund Your Police, While Failing $70,000 on Private Security: Judy
Senator Kennedy criticizes Biden for ‘not telling the truth’ about Democrats’ desire to demobilize the police
Sitting in the Oval Office with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, Biden smiled as NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell asked him to comment on Veterans Affairs Secretary Dennis McDonough’s announcement that frontline workers assisting veterans will order a coronavirus vaccine.
“You have a neck pain,” he said, “but I will answer your interrogate because we have known each other for a lengthy time.” “It has nothing to do with Iraq…I will answer your interrogate. Yes, Veterans Affairs will, in fact, require that all doctors working in its facilities be vaccinated.”
O’Donnell said she took his comments as a “compliment,” as Biden laughed. Biden announced the end of the US combat mission in Iraq on Monday.
Biden has been pleasing to O’Donnell, but has criticized reporters in the former about questions he found unfair or unfounded. Last month, he responded in an interview with Kaitlan Collins on CNN to his interrogate about Russian President Vladimir Putin, telling her she had been in the “mistaken business” at some point, and he also had sharp responses on the subject of his son Hunter Biden throughout 2020.
Biden has at times been criticized since he took office for being overly written and expecting questions to be on the topic of his choice. He’s been more lax in his words lately, such as when he had to retract statements to reporters that Facebook was “killing people” because it allowed misinformation about coronavirus vaccines to be spread.
In other developments:
Michael Goodwin: Biden is divided – what happened to all the unity talk in his inaugural address?
– Ingraham: ‘Biden blew his chance’ on unity and prosperity while allowing Fauci to lecture Americans
– PolitiFact Declares Claims That Biden and Harris Don’t Trust in COVID Vaccine Under Trump ‘False’ Despite Previous Rhetoric
JFK: Biden lied to the American people, because he believes in begin borders
“He died in peace,” said Enzi, who was 77 years old, surrounded by his family. And his family deeply appreciates all the prayers, support and concern. They are now asking for privacy and continued prayer during this firm time.
Enzi’s family said he was admitted to UCHealth Medical Center in the Rocky Mountains in Loveland, Colorado. The family said he was unconscious and unable to recover from his injuries, which included a broken neck and ribs.
Anzi fell near his home around 8:30 p.m. Friday, a family comrade said, as Gillette police received a report of a man lying unresponsive on a road near a bicycle.
Lt. Brent Wasson told the Gillette News-Record that police saw no indication that anyone else was nearby or involved in the incident.
In other developments:
Missing 4-year-old boy found lifeless in Utah home
– Mike Mitchell, “Gladiator” actor and bodybuilder, dies at 65: Report
– AOC says it wants to “eliminate our cancerous system”
New York City surgeon, beauty queen’s wife settles divorce amid claims she is a prostitute
Kosher authority influences Ben and Jerry’s debate over Israel
Lydia Jacoby of Alaska collides with Olympic swimming gold
– Lucid Motors shares debut, CEO’s goal is affordable electric cars
/ American Airlines warns of nationwide jet fuel shortages
Tesla beats Wall Street expectations for significant profits
The Lockheed F-35A could confront its first price hike in years due to inflation
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