Austin, TX, used to be an amazing city.
There still are great areas, but that has been changing rapidly.
Now overrun with the liberal horde, the city is seeing more violent crime and homicides are up significantly, yet the voters in the city overwhelmingly voted not to add more police.
What Are They Thinking?
So far this year, there have been 75 homicides in Austin, TX.
That is a tally we see in a couple of months in Chicago, but this is unheard of for Austin.
In fact, it is the highest total the city has seen in decades.
Even so, 68 percent of residents shot down the ballot measure that would have added more police to patrols, averaging two officers per 1,000 residents on every shift.
The co-founder of Save Austin Now is not giving in just yet…
.@dallaslatina & I want to thank alll who stood with us to make Austin safe for all residents. Tonight was a setback. But we are not defeated.
We will triple our commitment to making Austin a great place to live, work & raise a family.
We haven’t saved Austin yet. But we will.
— Matt Mackowiak (@MattMackowiak) November 3, 2021
Austin police offered their thanks for those that did vote yes…
— Austin Police Association (@ATXPOA) November 3, 2021
The mayor, however, took a victory lap in defeating the measure…
Today, Austin voters rejected Proposition A, a ballot item that would have forced the City of Austin to spend $120 million to adopt an antiquated police staffing model of two police officers per one-thousand residents.
— Mayor Adler | Get vaccinated! (@MayorAdler) November 3, 2021
Ironically, a second measure on the ballot was defeated, which would have disbanded the force altogether.
Just as we saw in Minneapolis, 57 percent said they should not get rid of the force, yet they want to leave them shorthanded.
Austin is not quite to the levels of Philadelphia and Chicago just yet, but liberals and Democrats are doing their best to get it there.
With this failure in city leadership, give them a few years, and Austin will soon become the embarrassment of the state of Texas.
Source: The Hill