Crime has surged by 30% in America’s capital of “wokeness,” Portland, Oregon. Murders have soared. The Sheriff in the city is begging for help after the city cut the police budget by $15 million in 2020 when Democrats chose to unleash a crime wave on America. That crime wave persists today. The Daily Mail’s Lauren Lewis reports:
A Sheriff in Oregon has called for urgent solutions to violent crimes as offenses including murder soared 30 per cent in a year after the city’s council cut the police budget by $15million in 2020.
Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese warned in an open letter published on Friday that ‘without action, we can expect worse to come’ as he said ‘the data reflects… record-high levels of gun violence, traffic fatalities and overdose deaths’.
The liberal Pacific Northwest city, which slashed its police budget in the wake of protests over George Floyd’s murder, set a record last year with 92 homicides – the highest since there were 70 homicides in 1987.
But the state capital is on track to tie or surpass the record in 2022 with 25 homicides reported in in January, February and March this year – the same number for the period in 2021.
It comes despite Portland City Council’s decision in November to refund the police service, adding back $5.2million to the force’s budget after more than $15million was cut in 2020.
Reese works in Multnomah County, a police district encompassing much of Portland city and rural communities up to the state border with Washington.
Reese wrote that at the start of the month, there were 102 people being held in Multnomah Country jails on murder-related charges – the highest number since the mid-1990s.
Originally posted on Your Survival Guy.
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