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West Hollywood votes to DEFUND the sheriffs and reduce their staff numbers by four

West Hollywood’s city council voted on Monday to defund their sheriffs – despite crime earlier this spring rocketing 137 percent, year on year.

The proposal will see the current force of around 60 sheriffs’ deputies reduced by four.

Funds saved by reducing the headcount will be used to pay for unarmed ‘security ambassadors’, under a scheme called Block By Block.

Despite slashing the policing budget, the council agreed to stump up funds for a Russian arts festival – increasing their contribution by $14,000 to $50,000.

Lauren Meister, mayor of West Hollywood and a member of the council who voted against the plan, called it illogical, noting that the Los Angeles enclave is afflicted by violence.

West Hollywood’s city council voted on Monday to defund their sheriffs – despite crime…


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