Texas Gov. Abbott announces proposal for state takeover of fund-starved Austin P.D.

Texas Gov. Abbott announces proposal for state takeover of fund-starved Austin P.D.
Governor Greg Abbott of Texas. Fox News video

[Ed. – Abbott didn’t come to Austin to live in a post-Apocalyptic dystopia.  The state capital’s city council picked the wrong governor to defy with a “defunding police” agenda.]

On Monday, the governor posted a tweet announcing that a proposal has been drafted that would allow the state to take over Austin’s police department. “Just in time for Christmas: The Legislative Council has sent draft language for a proposed law that would transfer control of the Austin Police Department to the Texas Department of Public Safety,” Abbott tweeted. “One way or another we will pass a law to keep Austin safe.”

Earlier this year, Austin’s city council voted unanimously to slash the APD’s budget by $150 million. The decision came amid widespread outrage and unrest over the death of George Floyd, who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer.

As I wrote previously, “The new measure will slash one third of the APD’s entire budget, it also calls for an immediate cut of $21.5 million from the agency to be reallocated to provide funding for abortion access programs, food access, and violence prevention.”

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Crime has been on the rise in the city even before the city council’s vote.

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