Will “defund/dismantle the police” jurisdictions file suits to demand that the federal dollars continue flowing unabated? Probably.
President Trump recently issued a memorandum
addressed to the attorney general and the director of the Office of anagement and Budget, ordering them to review the federal tax dollars
being sent to jurisdictions that have permitted flagrant lawlessness and
rioting to prevail in their streets for weeks—some, for months now—or
which have taken steps to limit and/or defund their police forces.
Some pundits are prognosticating that the president’s order cannot be implemented. That remains to be seen.
It has been interesting, if deeply
disturbing, to watch the “defund the police” movement play out in some
of the country’s most progressive jurisdictions, even as they burn for
lack of adequate enforcement and prosecutorial responses to rioting and
looting. These are jurisdictions which, by and large, also proudly
declared themselves sanctuaries for illegal aliens. When decoded, this
simply means that they were, and are, willing to let aliens who commit
serious crimes walk away from their booking stations and jails rather
than turn them over to federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
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