San Francisco City Supervisor Hillary Ronen, who was a major proponent of the defund the police movement in her city, is now screeching for a larger police presence in her district in a blatant act of rampant hypocrisy.
Ronen, who has been on the board since 2017, and in 2020 was a big supporter of cutting the SFPD, even insisting that not cutting the department’s funding by millions would be a half measure that is a “slap in the face” to the safety of the city.
But, with crime skyrocketing, Ronen is suddenly all about increasing the police in her district.
Per The Blaze:
Amid the devastating BLM riots, Democrat Mayor London Breed proposed a $35 million cut from the San Francisco Police Department’s budget over two years. This 2.6% reduction was not enough for Ronen, reported Mission Local.
Ronen called the budget reduction “a slap in the face,” saying, “We can’t just give lip service to this time and this movement.”
She also suggested it would be prudent to get “police out of the business of responding to homeless people for being homeless,” to plan on reducing the presence of law enforcement at public schools, and to reconsider having mounted police officers at all.
But that was them.
THIS is now:
During a Budget and Appropriations Committee meeting on March 15, Ronen implored the SFPD to prioritize police presence in her district rather than spending overtime on an anti-retail theft program, reported Fox News Digital.
“I’ve been begging this department to give the Mission what it deserves in terms of police presence all year long,” said Ronen. “And I have been told time and time and time and time again there are no officers that we can send to Mission.”
Despite having previously suggested anything less than a major cut to police budgets was a “slap in the face,” Ronen claimed Wednesday she felt the SFPD had let her down.
“It hurts. And I feel betrayed by the department. I feel betrayed by the mayor. I feel betrayed by the priorities of the city,” said Ronen.
If this isn’t a typical hypocritical Democrat, I don’t know what is.
Like all Democrats she wants to be lauded for destroying a thing then wants brownie points from saying that the destroyed thing is now broken as if she had no part at all in the breaking.
No wonder more people are leaving California than are leaving any other state.