GOP, Democrats swap charges over police funding
Republican House Speaker Tim Moore on Monday accused legislative Democrats of pledging to defund police across North Carolina. Democrats responded by calling the accusation a lie.Posted — Updated
There is a policy proposal on Future Now's website regarding reallocating police funds to other services, such as mental health organizations to give them the resources to respond to cases so police officers wouldn't have to. But that isn't included in the pledge.
Future Now executive director Daniel Squadron said Moore is trying to frighten people and called on him to apologize.
"The speaker is lying about the policy he highlights, which is actually about experts identifying the most effective spending to keep communities safe and strong and nowhere calls to defund the police," Squadron said in a statement. "Apparently, saving taxpayer dollars and investing in proven strategies to make people safer is more offensive to the speaker than his racist dog-whistle."
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