The Justice Department has named three “anarchist cities” that will lose federal funding after the White House accused them of authorizing crime.
The three cities include:
- New York City
The cities have been called “anarchists” because they “have failed to stem crime linked to a summer of protests,” according to BBC News.
The Justice Department issued a statement that criticized cities for their crime rates.
- “When state and local leaders prevent their own law enforcement officials and agencies from doing their job, it puts innocent citizens who deserve protection at risk, including those who attempt to rally and protest. peacefully, “Attorney General William P. Barr said. “We cannot allow federal taxpayers’ money to be wasted when the safety of citizens is at stake. I hope the cities identified by the Department of Justice today will change course and take the exercise seriously. basic function of government and will begin to protect their own citizens.
Barr said cities must “turn the tide and get serious in performing the core function of government and start protecting their own citizens.”
The DOJ explained the reasons these cities were named on the list, highlighting the crime rates in each of the cities.
The DOJ said it assesses each city based on how the police force is allowed to respond to crime and whether or not a city has chosen to fund the police.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio didn’t hesitate when he learned New York City was on the list.
- âI was in Elmhurst Queens this morning, I saw the peace, the quiet, I saw people going about their business, people excited that it was the first day of school – I have seen everything except anarchy. This is just another of President Trump’s games. This is insulting to the people of New York and his efforts to withhold our funding are unconstitutional.
- New Yorkers took to social media to highlight how chaotic New York City really is.