What did liberals expect to happen when they began pushing the “defund the police” idea?
Businesses are not going to want to operate in areas where they know no one is going to come when they face vandalism, robberies, and other crimes.
One company owner is already fed-up.
Mike Kucharski, owner of JKC Trucking, has promised that services will be discontinued to cities that defund their police departments.
Fox Business reports on the story:
A trucking company owner told Fox News on Wednesday that in order to keep drivers safe, he will not direct services to cities that are pushing to defund the police.
“Our first priority is to support our drivers and their safety when they are on the road,” co-owner of JKC Trucking Mike Kucharski told “Fox & Friends First.”
Kucharski said that defunding the police is a bad idea because drivers carry valuable cargo on the road for weeks.
“Everybody wants to steal this,” Kucharski said.
A soon-to-be-released survey of 258 police departments nationwide shows almost half have had their budgets cut amid calls for police to be defunded despite increases in gun violence and otherwise violent crime in some parts of the country, according to USA Today.
The outlet was first to report that the Police Executive Research Forum publication, which is expected to be released in the coming days, shows cuts in the police budgets are largely being made to training and equipment.
Protesters are pushing to “defund the police” over the death of George Floyd and other Black Americans killed by law enforcement.
Here’s what’s circulating on Twitter over Kucharski’s decision:
At the rate Democrats are moving, that's a lot of cities that Kucharski's company won't be servicing anymore.
And make no mistake, JKC Trucking isn't the only company that will think twice before doing business in a city ran by BLM radicals.
Forbes reports that at least 11 major cities have already moved to defund their police departments:
At least U.S. 11 cities have cut funding from police department budgets or decreased officer numbers with several more in the process amid a national reckoning over systemic racism and police brutality, according to a Forbes tally.
Seattle is the latest city moving in the direction of police department cuts with a preliminary vote from the city council on Wednesday lending unanimous support to decreasing the police force by up to 100 officers through layoffs.
The country’s two largest cities, New York and Los Angeles, approved budget cuts weeks after protests began—New York slashed $1 billion from its 2021 budget totaling $88.9 billion (reallocating $354 million to mental health, homelessness and education services) while Los Angeles approved a $150 million budget cut from its $1.86 billion proposed budget.
Also in California, San Francisco approved a $120 million cut to the police and sheriff’s department, promising investments in Black residents, and Oakland passed its own $14.6 million budget reduction.
A $15 million police budget cut also hit the nation’s capital, Washington D.C., in July, where the Defund the Police movement has become a hot button issue in the run-up to the 2020 election, with President Trump erroneously accusing competitor Joe Biden of supporting closing police departments.
Baltimore; Portland, Oregon; Philadelphia; Hartford, Conn.; Norman, Oklahoma; and Salt Lake City also all approved the collective elimination of hundreds of police jobs and tens of millions of dollars from their department budgets.
Several other cities, including Austin, Texas, are mulling the reallocation of funds within their own departments.
Watch Kucharski's previous apperance on Fox Business where he says truck drivers are looking for expanded gun rights due to the violent protests raging across the country: