Democrats will support public safety – The Suffolk News-Herald
For the publisher:
At a recent meeting of the Suffolk Democratic Committee, Delegate Clinton Jenkins announced some accomplishments of the General Assembly. One of those achievements has been the increase in funding for law enforcement. If I remember correctly, he said, ‘Despite what you heard, we didn’t fund the police, we increased their funding,’ and in response to that, the Suffolk Democrats cheered.
Terry McAuliffe is now fighting police funding charges when in his day he too worked to increase law enforcement funding.
The phrase “Defund the Police” means different things to different people, except perhaps for Republicans who seem united in thinking the phrase means the abolition of law enforcement and a harmless environment for criminals.
Whatever the meaning of the phrase to various supporters and opponents across the country, it is a moot point in Virginia where the Democratic chairman of the Judiciary Committee said, “No, we don’t need to take it. law enforcement money [â¦] We need the police.
Under Democratic leadership, including during the McAuliffe years of 2014 to 2018, Virginia had the lowest crime rate in the region. Along with Virginia’s excellent economy, things are and have been pretty good in Virginia. Let’s keep it that way.