Democratic cries to 'defund police' fade in U.S. mayoral races as crime surges:
Democratic Candidates from Atlanta to Minneapolis are avoiding the topic of “defund the police” as they continue calling for reform. Some representatives, including all of the mayoral candidates in Atlanta’s race, are now even vowing to hire more police officers. This is an attempt to appeal to moderate voters as violent crime overall goes up for the first time in four years and murder-rates rise 30% in 2020, according to FBI reports. Polls show that there is an increase in Americans who want to see more police funding with a similar decrease in those opposed, with black voters being especially opposed to cuts in police funding.
Gun not thoroughly checked before Alec Baldwin fired fatal shot: