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Biden urges cities to spend Covid relief money on police
« on: May 13, 2022, 10:03:23 PM »
Never ph--king mind a lot of major cities had already allocated at least half of its COVID relief money to police.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/biden-urge-cities-spend-covid-relief-money-police-crime-prevention-rcna28656

President Joe Biden on Friday urged states and cities to use unspent money from last year’s $1.9 trillion Covid relief package to fund crime prevention programs and hire police officers.

The president stressed the need for more funding of public safety programs at a White House event with mayors and law enforcement officials.

At least $10 billion from the American Rescue Plan, which Congress passed in March 2021, has already been committed to public safety programs, including domestic violence prevention efforts, drug abuse and mental health services, and bonuses for hiring and retaining police officers, the White House said.

About $6.5 billion was allocated in 2021 by 300 localities and more than half of states, including $2 billion for crime prevention programs to ease the burden on police and $1 billion for bonuses to help recruit and retain public safety workers, the White House said.

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Re: Biden urges cities to spend Covid relief money on police
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2022, 11:23:34 PM »
Good! I'm so sick and tired of seeing all the killing and robbing on the news every night.
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Re: Biden urges cities to spend Covid relief money on police
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2022, 01:16:29 AM »
Dozens of cities increased police budgets this year by 10% and saw major spikes in crime. Giving law enforcement more money, especially money that’s supposed to be used for COVID support, isn’t going to solve the crime problem in America. 

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Re: Biden urges cities to spend Covid relief money on police
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2022, 07:16:23 AM »
Dozens of cities increased police budgets this year by 10% and saw major spikes in crime. Giving law enforcement more money, especially money that’s supposed to be used for COVID support, isn’t going to solve the crime problem in America.
:no:……………..concur.

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Re: Biden urges cities to spend Covid relief money on police
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2022, 08:04:39 AM »
So we are going to let them continue to kill each other? I'm sorry but at some point we gotta stop letting folks in our community who want to do right be victims trapped in their homes by thugs. We are the only group of people who seem to care more about the what happens to pookie and Ray then about the folks who live in those areas trying to do right who are traumatized by those hoodlums.

Dozens of cities increased police budgets this year by 10% and saw major spikes in crime. Giving law enforcement more money, especially money that’s supposed to be used for COVID support, isn’t going to solve the crime problem in America.
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Re: Biden urges cities to spend Covid relief money on police
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2022, 08:59:08 AM »
 Biden called on cities to use COVID funds on crime prevention such as additional police, crisis responders, mental health experts, and substance abuse programs. Sometimes ninjas be lying just like Fox News. smh

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Re: Biden urges cities to spend Covid relief money on police
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2022, 12:26:53 PM »
Biden called on cities to use COVID funds on crime prevention such as additional police, crisis responders, mental health experts, and substance abuse programs. Sometimes ninjas be lying just like Fox News. smh

Nobody is lying. What Biden is pushing for comes at a point where the feds are running out of COVID money to support the pandemic effort.

And because Congress has yet to agree to a proposed $10 billion in COVID dollars, there is a likelihood that vaccine distribution will be rationed.

This, in the middle of what is a current surge, that will only worsen in the summer. The White House already is projecting 100,000 million people would contract the virus this fall and winter.

So instead of Biden urging states and cities to use COVID dollars for what it was intended for, he wants more money thrown at law enforcement, which had previously gotten the bulk of COVID dollars in many cities to assist with many of the program initiatives you listed.

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Re: Biden urges cities to spend Covid relief money on police
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2022, 12:48:52 PM »
So we are going to let them continue to kill each other? I'm sorry but at some point we gotta stop letting folks in our community who want to do right be victims trapped in their homes by thugs. We are the only group of people who seem to care more about the what happens to pookie and Ray then about the folks who live in those areas trying to do right who are traumatized by those hoodlums.

Dozens of cities increased police budgets this year by 10% and saw major spikes in crime. Giving law enforcement more money, especially money that’s supposed to be used for COVID support, isn’t going to solve the crime problem in America.

We are among the leaders in the world in locking up folks and what we spend on law enforcement in this country is bigger than the budget of the Russian military.

Crime rates are higher on average in our neighborhoods, not because they’re more criminally oriented, but because they have the highest average levels of disadvantaged social and material conditions owing to the role of race in structuring opportunity and community access.

But it’s easier for the government to fund policing.

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Re: Biden urges cities to spend Covid relief money on police
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2022, 01:27:00 PM »
Dozens of cities increased police budgets this year by 10% and saw major spikes in crime. Giving law enforcement more money, especially money that’s supposed to be used for COVID support, isn’t going to solve the crime problem in America.
I would to see the money invested in buying more cameras and technology to help make the police job easier.
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Re: Biden urges cities to spend Covid relief money on police
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2022, 03:31:16 PM »
Biden called on cities to use COVID funds on crime prevention such as additional police, crisis responders, mental health experts, and substance abuse programs. Sometimes ninjas be lying just like Fox News. smh

Nobody is lying. What Biden is pushing for comes at a point where the feds are running out of COVID money to support the pandemic effort.

And because Congress has yet to agree to a proposed $10 billion in COVID dollars, there is a likelihood that vaccine distribution will be rationed.

This, in the middle of what is a current surge, that will only worsen in the summer. The White House already is projecting 100,000 million people would contract the virus this fall and winter.

So instead of Biden urging states and cities to use COVID dollars for what it was intended for, he wants more money thrown at law enforcement, which had previously gotten the bulk of COVID dollars in many cities to assist with many of the program initiatives you listed.

But you neglected to mention Biden has been asking for additional COVID funds. You were disingenuous to say the least by making it seem like he was just saying use the money for police. That is false and a dishonest argument. COVID money for schools has an expiration date. It may be the same for municipalities. If there is unspent money that may expire soon, why not use it to combat rising crime by investing in mental health and other NEEDED services and programs.

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Re: Biden urges cities to spend Covid relief money on police
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2022, 04:04:00 PM »
Biden called on cities to use COVID funds on crime prevention such as additional police, crisis responders, mental health experts, and substance abuse programs. Sometimes ninjas be lying just like Fox News. smh

Nobody is lying. What Biden is pushing for comes at a point where the feds are running out of COVID money to support the pandemic effort.

And because Congress has yet to agree to a proposed $10 billion in COVID dollars, there is a likelihood that vaccine distribution will be rationed.

This, in the middle of what is a current surge, that will only worsen in the summer. The White House already is projecting 100,000 million people would contract the virus this fall and winter.

So instead of Biden urging states and cities to use COVID dollars for what it was intended for, he wants more money thrown at law enforcement, which had previously gotten the bulk of COVID dollars in many cities to assist with many of the program initiatives you listed.

 If there is unspent money that may expire soon, why not use it to combat rising crime by investing in mental health and other NEEDED services and programs.

Because over the last several months Biden -- amid the approaching midterm elections -- has been trying to flip the unfounded narrative that Democrats support defunding the police. This is why he's been pushing for more funding for crime prevention programs. Biden has already proposed that $350 billion be invested in policing. Now he's encouraging even more spending.

If Biden wants to address mental health, he doesn't need to use law enforcement as a caveat for that because a bunch of states already used the bulk of their COVID dollars to fund the police staffing, buy weapons and even build jails while neglecting social services.

And funding law enforcement for "crime prevention" initiatives, have really never worked as a whole because even with large financial investment "rising crime" is still a thing.

The issue here is that this country has failed to address -- on a large scale -- inequities and poverty, particularly along racial lines that have structurally disenfranchised people and created an incubator for crime. 

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Re: Biden urges cities to spend Covid relief money on police
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2022, 06:47:48 PM »
Dude, you’re just being dishonest or you desperately need a basic reading comprehension class. He didn’t say use law enforcement to address mental health. smh

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Re: Biden urges cities to spend Covid relief money on police
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2022, 10:26:09 PM »
Biden called on cities to use COVID funds on crime prevention such as additional police, crisis responders, mental health experts, and substance abuse programs. Sometimes ninjas be lying just like Fox News. smh

Nobody is lying. What Biden is pushing for comes at a point where the feds are running out of COVID money to support the pandemic effort.

And because Congress has yet to agree to a proposed $10 billion in COVID dollars, there is a likelihood that vaccine distribution will be rationed.

This, in the middle of what is a current surge, that will only worsen in the summer. The White House already is projecting 100,000 million people would contract the virus this fall and winter.

So instead of Biden urging states and cities to use COVID dollars for what it was intended for, he wants more money thrown at law enforcement, which had previously gotten the bulk of COVID dollars in many cities to assist with many of the program initiatives you listed.
This probably won't agree with the narrative you are trying to push but the funds Biden is talking about are for the SLFRF program.

The SLFRF program provides governments across the country with the resources needed to:

1) Fight the pandemic and support families and businesses struggling with its public health and economic impacts

2) Maintain vital public services, even amid declines in revenue resulting from the crisis

3) Build a strong, resilient, and equitable recovery by making investments that support long-term growth and opportunity

USE OF FUNDS
Recipients may use SLFRF funds to:

* Replace lost public sector revenue, using this funding to provide government services up to the amount of revenue lost due to the pandemic

* Respond to the far-reaching public health and negative economic impacts of the pandemic, by supporting the health of communities, and helping households, small businesses, impacted industries, nonprofits, and the public sector recover from economic impacts

* Provide premium pay for essential workers, offering additional support to those who have and will bear the greatest health risks because of their service in critical sectors

* Invest in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure, making necessary investments to improve access to clean drinking water, to support vital wastewater and stormwater infrastructure, and to expand affordable access to broadband internet

The Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds provide substantial flexibility for each jurisdiction to meet local needs within these four separate eligible use categories.(Last time I checked the reduction of crime, especially murders, is a local need.  Our sheriff just had a press conference about the high rates of murder in our county last week. It's May and we have already surpassed last years total)

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I don't think states are paying for vaccines or tests, and masks are being given away for free at many locations, so I'm not sure what your angst is about. :shrug:
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