In a push to encourage local police and government agencies across the nation to assist in proposing community policing ideas, the Department of Justice is awarding 29 departments for their proposals through the Community Policing Development Microgrants Program.
The different agencies will receive between $15,000 and $100,000 for their ideas on community involvement in fighting human trafficking, school safety, violent crime, and other issues.
Community Oriented Policing Services Office Director Phil Keith called the program a “critical resource to advance innovative community policing projects.”
Keith said the grant awards are a “strategic investment” and pay “huge dividends” to the state and local departments as well as the communities they are tasked with serving.
The push for community solutions to crime follows the demands of protestors in the wake of George Floyd’s tragic death. Cities such as Minneapolis have voted to utilize community police instead of traditional forces for some calls. Former Vice President Joe Biden even called for a $300 million increase in police department funding to “reinvigorate community policing.”
The DOJ seems to recognize the demand for policing alternatives and thus funded the program and now have 29 different proposals from the “Phoenix Youth Engagement Project” to the “Narragansett Crisis Intervention Training Project.”
“These awards are being announced at a critical time for our country, when community policing strategies are very much needed to improve police and community relations,” read the DOJ press release.
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As National Review reports, even her own man-hating rhetoric is antithetical to the website of Planned Parenthood which said a “very basic beating heart and circulatory system develop” during the fifth to sixth week of pregnancy.
Planned Parenthood later amended its website to more closely reflect pro-abortion messaging against heartbeat laws, which ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected. Now the site says a “part of the embryo starts to show cardiac activity” during that time.
Abrams is running for governor in Georgia in a rematch against incumbent Governor Brian Kemp. Abrams lost to Kemp in 2018 by more than 54,000 votes. Additionally, Abrams has never concededto Kemp and has claimed the 2018 election was “stolen from Georgians.”
Abrams words were to suggest that Georgia’s heartbeat law shouldn’t be referred to as the “Fetal Heartbeat Bill.” Her reasoning? Because “that’s medically false, biologically a lie.”
When The View co-host Alyssa Farah asked Abrams “Do you think there should be any legal limits on abortion, such as the third trimester or viability?” Abrams responded: “I believe that abortion is a medical decision, not a political decision…Arbitrary politically-defined timelines are deeply problematic because they ignore the reality of medical and physiological issues.”
“Abortion is a medical decision, not a political decision … The limit should not be made by politicians who don’t understand basic biology or apparently basic morality,” she added.
Kemp is up 6.6 percentage points in RCP polling average over Abrams.
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