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POLL: American Voters Yearning for More Police in the Streets

As crime surges, so does the need for law enforcement.

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Americans have been having a long, hard conversation of late, as to what exactly the role of police in the United States should be.  This, after a number of high profile instances of police brutality were broadcast to the world at large, many of them gruesome in nature.

And yes, there are bad cops.  That’s undeniable.  There are also bad doctors.  And bad journalists.  And bad elected officials.  All of whom can cause a great deal of chaos on their own.

But Americans feel particularly betrayed by acts of poor policing, largely on account of the way many departments are built by the community that surrounds them.  We still have a very strong dedication to law enforcement, and we want the situation to improve, not disappear.

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That is likely part of the reason why a new poll show that US voters want more police in the streets.

A Hill-HarrisX poll released Wednesday shows more voters want to boost police numbers in their communities rather than diminish them.

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Forty-four percent of registered voters in the July 8-9 survey said they want more police and policing activity in their community, the Hill reports.

By contrast, just seven percent of respondents said they want less police in their area while 50 percent said they want the same amount of police.

A majority of Hispanic voters, 54 percent, want more police in their community along with 46 percent of white voters and 29 percent of black voters, an outcome that runs against the perceived support for the Black Lives Matter movement and its defund the police cohorts.

The poll arrives as criminal activity in the US is rising, especially in metropolitan areas like Chicago and New York.

Many precincts found themselves wholly understaffed during the height of last summer’s race protests, as officers walked away in solidarity with their colleagues who may have been treated unfairly.

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WATCH: Top 10 Foot-In-Mouth Moments From Joe Biden’s CNN Town Hall

Biden’s CNN town hall answers were strange. They were a combination of dementia affected, stupidity, callousness, and/or just plain lying

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Last week, CNN’s Town Hall with Joe Biden was an absolute dumpster fire, so bad that even their commentators admit it. CNN host Don Lemon, the worst host of a network filled with really lousy hosts, starts off by calling Joe Biden the “Big Guy,”…and it all kind of went downhill from there. As Lemon was calling Biden ‘the big guy,” dementia Joe looked as if he didn’t know where he was or who he was talking to. https://twitter.com/townhallcom/status/1418017581835894789?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1418017581835894789%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fclashdaily.com%2F2021%2F07%2Ftop-10-foot-in-mouth-moments-from-bidens-dumpster-fire-presidential-townhall-video%2F Here are the top ten really strange Biden moments that followed. 1. Biden told a restauranteur to raise wages. While government shutdowns and restrictions caused businesses to close early in the pandemic, it has been the overly generous federal subsidies to unemployment that have kept people at home rather than going back to their jobs. This has been a particular problem in the foodservice industry, which often has lower wages because it operates on razor-thin margins. https://youtu.be/HsXF1G0pdZ4 2. “I Don’t Care If You Think I’m Satan Reincarnated, The Fact Is You Can’t Look At That Television And Say Nothing Happened On [January] The 6th.” I don’t know anybody who believes Biden is Satan. Lots of people believe he is a lousy president. The theology of that statement is atrocious for a “devout Catholic.” It’s the sentiment that is the issue here. Clearly, something did happen on January 6 — a riot. And it was much less violent and destructive than anything that had been occurring in Portland at the federal courthouse or the nightly George Floyd/BLM/1619 Project riots all over the U.S. during the summer of 2020. https://twitter.com/CNNPolitics/status/1418027929993420804?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1418027929993420804%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fclashdaily.com%2F2021%2F07%2Ftop-10-foot-in-mouth-moments-from-bidens-dumpster-fire-presidential-townhall-video%2F 3. Biden Admits He’s Going After Guns. Violent crime is on the rise, and it’s not because of guns. It’s because Democratic Party-run cities aren’t fighting crime, are defunding police, and aren’t backing…

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Restaurant Delights Customers by Refusing to Pay City Fines for Flying American Flag

A restaurant in Illinois has gained the support of its customers by refusing to pay fines levied against them for daring to fly an American flag.

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A restaurant in Illinois has gained the support of its customers by refusing to pay fines levied against them for daring to fly an American flag outside their location. Terry Trobiani, owner of Gianelli’s restaurant in north Chicago suburban Prairie Grove, Illinois, was ticketed for “improper display” of the American flag after town officials stopped at the establishment. The restauranteur had added flags to the columns outside his store hung on standard wall mounted poles. “The next day the village administrator comes in and he gives me a pamphlet of the sign ordinance pertaining to flags. He says you might want to read this,” told Chicago’s Fox 32. The next thing he knows, Trobiani is being handed the fines. Trobiani, though, says he will not pay them. https://youtu.be/sOwYRQsZmUU For its part, the village claims that the city ordinance is not about patriotism, but about “safety.” Prairie Grove village president Doug Underwood claims that the ordinance is meant to make sure flags can’t be “blown off” their poles and onto the windshields of cars traveling the nearby highway. No, seriously. That is what they are claiming! “I love the United States flag. I’m a patriot myself,” Underwood told the Fox outlet. “I think it’s disgraceful. Because he’s using the American flag as a tool to further his business interests.” Not many residents are buying the city’s claims. Follow Warner Todd Huston on Facebook at: facebook.com/Warner.Todd.Huston.

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