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Democrat Who Defunded Austin Police Now Demands Cops Patrol His Home

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Progressive congressman Greg Casar, who supported defunding the Austin Police Department, requested enhanced police patrols at his home.

This move has stirred criticism, with many calling it hypocritical given his previous stance on the police.

Casar was a key figure in reducing the police budget and has criticized the department’s practices. (Trending: Bud Light Gets Bad News Ahead of Christmas)

Austin Police Retired Officers Association (AROA) wrote on X, “It’s come to our attention that Anti police king of the defund movement in Austin @GregCasar who only last week called APD an agency with racist practices has requested enhanced patrols around his house for the next week.”

“We want everyone in Austin to feel safe,” continued the activist group.

“But this seems to us as the height of hypocrisy from the congressman,” charged the AROA.

“Maybe he should hire private security like his fellow squad members do.”

Adding, “Sure seems like he wants the police in his neighborhood just not yours.”

Greg Casar wrote in 2020, “We did it!!”

“Austin City Council just reduced APD’s budget by over $100 million *and* reinvested resources into our community’s safety and well-being,” celebrated Casar.

Casar also sent a letter highlighting the Austin Police Department’s “need for systemic reforms to the Department’s policies and practices of excessive and lethal use of force, racial discrimination, and discrimination against people with mental health conditions”

The request for additional security detail has sparked backlash from Austin residents and was labeled as hypocritical by various individuals.

Austin personal injury attorney Adam Loewy commented, “So @GregCasar believes APD is a racist institution that requires DOJ oversight but then requests more APD patrols around his house.”

“Interesting juxtaposition,” he added.

“Greg Casar is a fraud,” charged Travis County GOP Chairman Matt Mackowiak.

Dennis Farris, president of the Austin Police Retired Officers Association, said, “A week ago, he was calling the Austin Police Department a racist department that targeted Black and brown people, and this week he’s asking the exact same department to do enhanced patrols around his house.”

“It doesn’t matter what political party they’re in,” he continued. “If they ask us for our help, we will give it to them.”

“The last thing we want is something happening to them,” he explained.

“My issue with it and the issue that most of my members are going to have with it is the fact that this guy, you know, it’s the whole squad thing, right? It’s the whole, ‘We hate the cops, we hate the cops, we hate the cops. Oh, please, come help us now.'”

“He is the architect,” said Farris. “He is the architect of defund the cops in Austin. He started this whole mess.”

Casar’s office has not commented on the matter, stating that security issues are handled by the United States Capitol Police and local law enforcement agencies.

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