After Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti pledged (video below) he would “identify $250 million in cuts so we can invest in jobs, in health, in education and in healing, especially in the city’s black community,” the LAPD confronted LA City Councilwoman Rodriguez over the cuts to the police budget:

Video posted of LAPD officers outraged over proposed cuts following protests addressing LA City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez. “Now you’re cutting from their families and they put everything on the line? We are going to fight… At the ballot box.”

Mayor Garcetti announced he would be redirecting $250 million from the police budget to the black communities:

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If anything, the budget for officers should be higher. After the looting and destruction of cities like Santa Monica, the benefit of more officers would outweigh the cost of rebuilding the city:

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