So… NYC Is Set To Boost Police Budget Big Time. Maybe They Weren’t The Problem After All

A lot of us out here could have helped New York City avoid a big problem, if decision-makers had only listened. OutKick founder Clay Travis, as well as many others, have been warning people for well over a year about defunding the police.

Those warnings were largely ignored, including in New York.

After pressure from constituents who were calling for defunding the police, almost a billion dollars was slashed from the police budget last year. The NYPD makes up a sizable chunk of that budget. But those calling for reductions were successful.

The result? A large surge in violent crime that now has New York City mayor Bill de Blasio going the other direction. According to a tweet from Breaking911 on Monday night, the funding will increase by $105 million.

I’ll take “Things We Saw Coming” for $600, Alex.

Who didn’t see this coming? As much as people want to attack police departments, their presence deters crime. Not all crime, but a lot of it. Taking away the police’s ability to do their jobs effectively is almost always going to result in crime surges.

Unfortunately, it took decreasing funds for de Blasio and others to realize that.

For anyone holding out hope the police force will be abolished in New York City, that doesn’t look like it’s going to happen anytime soon. In fact, it seems that calls to defund the police have actually caused police budget increases, though at a terrible cost.

Clay recently went in on the absurdity of defunding the police, which you can view below. You can also purchase one of our limited edition Fund The Police Shirts by clicking Here!

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Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and


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  1. so just like that? he is responsible for the death and destruction in NYC. voters need to remember these democrats and their policies and vote with a vengeance. this is not over merely due to a budget correction.

  2. The Dems will just promise more free shit for people and that will get them the votes they need to get re elected. Folks will forget about all the crime that took place. A state that elects AOC, DiBlasio, and Cuomo shows an idiotic mentality that’s not going anywhere.

  3. They never talked about defunding the police in any budget meeting. That topic came up during one of Mayor DeBlasio’s weekly Soundbite/ Windsock Management meetings. The people of NYC get what they vote for. Some c’mon man! Own it.

  4. First they defund the police, harass the police, make police officers lives a living hell, run them off into early retirement or resignation, and now they turn the budget back on to replace those who left with low caliber people who’ll enforce anything they say. It wouldn’t surprise me at all for their soon to be announced a hiring push, accompanied by a lowering of qualifications, to boost enrollment of new officers to fill a critical shortage. It’s hard to imagine, but we are dealing with some America hating nut jobs with power now.

  5. Every single Democrat in office, from Mayors to the Presidency, has been reactionary to anything Trump did, regardless of whether he was right or wrong with his actions. Sure, Trump’s personality isn’t for everyone, but if anyone who votes, for either side, votes strictly on likability and not on what he/she is doing for their community and a nation as a whole, than your votes should betaken away. Trump saw what was coming from the 8 years of the Obama era and knew that, if he didn’t take action and try to give the U.S. our balls back, we were heading towards what we now see during this administrations short but current run. Let’s be honest, this is Obama’s 3rd term and his vision is now being fulfilled.

    • I always say” Do you want a “nice” surgeon that is a horrible technician or a jerk that can remove your gallbladder without killing you?”
      I’ll take the jerk
      Some people may not have liked President Trump’s demeanor but he put America first
      The joke illegally occupying the White House right now is a jerk and also doesn’t know what he’s doing

  6. Big city police suck, especially when they willingly enforce unconstitutional gun laws. And some of that is the people in the communities and the impersonal relationship the police departments are forced to have with citizens. But anybody thinking less of them being around will lead to less black deaths is straight up retarded.

  7. The people re elected this communist fool that shows how fucking I mean fucking stupid those people are you couldn’t pay me to live there or even visit they get what they get couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch.

  8. Would not shock me if it’s all part of the plan. Look at what the left is trying to do with the military. Run off all the good, qualified officers and replace them with millennials and Gen Z trained in “social justice”, diversity equity inclusion and all the other garbage they are pushing these days so they have willing enforcers for their agenda.

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