Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf is a noted enemy of the president. She’s spent the last several months trying to convince the rioting mobs in her city that she’s one of them – bowing to their every demand and abandoning her own city’s employees, including the police.
But every revolution eats it’s own, and this one is no exception. The mob cannot be appeased by two-faced politicians.
Local and national news outlets are now reporting that Schaafs home in Oakland was vandalized, in a frightening example of the danger that the mob poses to all citizens. They aren’t just protesters – they’re here to seek you out and attack you in your home.
Perhaps that was a contributing factor in Schaaf’s decision to finally grow a spine and vote “NO” on defunding the Oakland police just hours after her home was targeted. We’ll never know, at least officially.
Schaaf may have voted against complete defunding, but she’s still no friend of the police. The Daily Mail reports:
Schaaf agreed last month that police officers should be replaced by public officials with better experience and training to respond to traumatic scenes that have nothing to do with law enforcement.
However the Democrat decided to vote against redirecting some police funds, because the council had already redirected ‘an unprecedented $14.3 million from OPD.’
‘We are excited, as many cities are, to reimagine public safety and that means not just to reform the police, but to replace the police with more trauma-informed and care-based, community-led responses that really don’t warrant a badge and a gun,’ Schaaf said on Monday.
One thing is for sure – a mayor shouldn’t need to face a personal attack to decide that funding the police is important. After all, our elected officials are supposed to have the interests of all citizens in mind, not just themselves and their well-connected allies.
Perhaps the attack will serve as a wake-up call to Democrat leaders. It’s not time to make excuses for violent rioters.