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Gavin Newsom Calls for Defunding Police & Prisons to Fight ‘Climate Change’

Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom has issued a proposal that seeks to defund California’s police and prisons in an effort to tackle “climate change.”

Newsom proposed major budget cuts regarding public safety, such as prisons and law enforcement as the state grapples with an eye-watering deficit.

The governor is pushing for measures to defund the justice system in order to meet “climate change” goals relating to the Democrats’ Marxist “equity” agenda.

The California leader’s proposed budget notes that “difficult decisions” are necessary to address the estimated $27.6 billion deficit.

The massive deficit is projected to continue for years to come.

In order to allocate more taxpayer money to meeting Newsom’s “global warming” targets, the budget includes a $97 million cut to trial court operations.

It also slashes $10 million from the Department of Justice’s Division of Law Enforcement and more than $80 million that would have gone to the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Newsom’s office initially claimed there were “no cuts to law enforcement.”

“The budget proposes numerous ways to make government more efficient and reduce costs for taxpayers, including cuts on inmate spending,” a Newsom spokesperson said in a statement.

“Since Governor Newsom took office in 2019, the state has made record investments in law enforcement, including $1.1 billion to tackle crime, support police, and hold criminals accountable.”

However, an official from the Department of Finance acknowledged a 1.6% reduction in the state’s Department of Justice’s overall proposed budget.

“What’s happening in California is just the greatest disrespect of taxpayer’s resources in the history of America,” Florida’s chief financial officer, Jimmy T. Patronis, said in a statement.

“They’re in a panic. They’re in a free fall.

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