Defund-the-Police Democrat calls for more police as her district continues brutal crime spiral: ‘I feel betrayed by the department’

Another Democrat has faced the disastrous consequences of the policies she once championed.

San Francisco City Superintendent Hillary Ronen announced last week that she is “begging” for more cops for her crime-ridden city, particularly in the precinct she oversees. This desperate plea comes just years after the Democrat called for the police to be fired and suggested that taking half action would be a “slap in the face.”

how it started

Ronen assumed office In 2017, he represented San Francisco’s District 9 at the 11 members city ​​board of directors. The 47-year-old Berkeley law graduate was re-elected in November 2020.

During her tenure, she gave her support to George Soros-backed left-wing District Attorney Chesa Boudin. boudin, whose parents were members of a left-wing terrorist organizationhas been accused monitoring a crime wave in the city.

While Ronen campaigned in 2016 to “make the police a part of our community,” in 2020 she jumped on the BLM bandwagon and pushed for a cut in police budgets.

Amid the devastating BLM riots, Democratic Mayor London Breed proposed cutting the San Francisco Police Department’s budget by $35 million over two years. This 2.6% reduction wasn’t enough for Ronen, reported Mission Local.

Ronen called the budget cut “a slap in the face,” saying, “We cannot just pay lip service to this time and this movement.”

She also suggested “getting the police out of the business of responding to homeless people because they’re homeless,” planning to reduce law enforcement presence in public schools, and reconsidering using mounted police officers at all.

Ronen stressed that defunding the police was ultimately about repurposing a “system that is rotten to the core.”

In August 2020, Ronen clarified her position, tweeting, “I want to clarify that I strongly believe in decongesting the police force and reducing the number of officers in our force. For decades we have had an imbalance in our city’s budget, with hundreds of millions of dollars going to SFPD to do jobs they are not qualified to do.”

Breed at last $120 million siphoned off by the police and sheriff’s departments in 2020.

How it is going

Mission Local reported that Ronen got what she wanted.

The number of full-time SFPD officers last week was 1,514, up from 1,840 in 2019 and 1,872 in 2017.

The San Francisco Attorney’s Office specified that in 2022 only 3.9% of the 58,681 reported incidents resulted in an arrest.

San Francisco scores 2 out of 100 (with 100 being the safest). The Neighborhood Watch crime index. The odds of being a victim of violent crime are 1 in 186 and the odds of being a victim of property crime are 1 in 20, a CNN reporter recently found.

According to SFPD, between January 1 and March 12 there were 66 reports of arson; 5,505 reports of theft; 1,062 burglary reports; 428 attacks; 525 robberies; 39 rapes; 1,123 vehicle thefts; and 9 murders.

Mission, Bayview and Ingleside, all overseen by Ronen, accounted for 41% of the city’s arson fires during this period; 18% of thefts; 29.8% of burglaries; 38% of assaults; 37% of robberies; 36% of rapes; 50% of car thefts; and 66% of homicides. At least half of the human trafficking reports in San Francisco this year also occurred in Ronen’s county.

Only in your state rows two zones in Ronen’s neighborhood as one of the “most dangerous areas in San Francisco,” especially after dark.

During a budget and appropriations committee meet On March 15, Ronen pleaded with the SFPD to prioritize police presence in their district rather than working overtime on a retail theft prevention program. reported Fox News Digital.

“I’ve been asking this department throughout the year to give the mission what it deserves in police presence,” Ronen said. “And I’ve been told over and over again that there are no officers we can send on the mission.”

Despite Ronen previously implying that anything but a major cut in police budgets would be a “slap in the face,” Ronen claimed Wednesday she felt the SFPD had let her down.

“It hurts. And I feel betrayed by the department. I feel betrayed by the mayor. I feel betrayed by the city’s priorities,” Ronen said.

Amid her efforts to reverse the damage her previous endorsements have done to San Francisco, Ronen is currently championing race-based reparations. She noticed recently that she “can’t wait to get to work” implementing recommendations to distribute $5 million to select black residents, cancel their debt and guarantee their income.

TheBlaze previously reported that Ronen has admitted that the city does not have the money for this redress.

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