If Democrats didn’t have double standards, they wouldn’t have any standards at all.
Democrat Nury Martinez made history when she was elected as the first Latino LA City Council President in history.
Last week, the left-wing city council president filed a motion seeking to cut $150 million from the LAPD budget. Unfortunately for Martinez, a local news outlet made a discovery about the city council president that she probably didn’t want to be made public.
Spectrum News One reports – LA City Council President Nury Martinez has 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.”
“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.
Watch the Spectrum News One report here:
While one LA Councilmember was introducing a motion to cut $150 million in #LAPD funding, that official also had round-the-clock private security provided by the department at their home. @LAPPL calls it hypocrisy, adding it may have cost taxpayers around $100k. @SpecNews1SoCal pic.twitter.com/lrrRC65oj1
— Natalie Brunell (@natbrunell) June 8, 2020
Curiously, Martinez’s neighbors are grateful for the police presence in her neighborhood.
Neighbors confirmed the units had been there for two months but didn’t want to speak on camera, only saying they were pleased with having private security provided by the LAPD in their neighborhood.
Multiple LAPD sources confirmed the units were directed to provide 24/7 security beginning April 4 at Martinez’s home, almost always staffed by two officers. As of May 6, we’re told the detail decreased to 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. with roving patrol checks overnight.
LAPD Union Director Jamie McBride says the city is facing a budget crisis after the COVID19 pandemic and that Martinez should have hired a private security firm to watch over her home 24/7, instead of using taxpayer dollars. Do you agree?