Tom Cotton introduces bill that would use $50 billion for law enforcement

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) is seeking to allocate $50 billion from the Biden administration spending package to state and local law enforcement, according to Breitbart News

The outlet obtained the Fund the Police Act introduced by Cotton on Tuesday which is only attempting to divert unspent funding from Biden’s American Rescue Plan to establish a “Law Enforcement Support Trust Fund” at the Department of Justice.

Additionally, Cotton hopes to give $1 billion each to the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program, known as Byrne JAG grants, and the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office grants.

The DOJ law enforcement trust created by Cotton’s legislation would offer supplemented funds of up to $500 million to go toward Byrne JAG and COPS grant programs, according to Breitbart.

“Democrats are eager to rewrite history and hide their advocacy for ‘defunding the police,’ but creating a bailout slush fund and funding law enforcement are not the same thing,” Cotton said in a statement.

“My bill will immediately fund two federal grant programs to support police officers and establish a trust to maintain these grants for decades to come.”

Cotton’s bill is likely considered to be justifiable, especially in Democrat-run cities that have seen an increase in crime.

New York City has seen a striking 99 percent increase in gun arrests in June over the same time last year, and grand larceny increased 32 percent while robberies saw a 16 percent increase.

Despite a progressive push for alternative means of curbing crime, such as social work and more funding for social programs, conservatives have consistently leaned o the idea that behavior depends on it’s consequences and more law enforcement equals more laws being obeyed.

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alicia cervera (@guest_383149)
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4 days ago

BACK the BLUES! Theyre PATRIOTS and HEROES!

Margaret (@guest_383058)
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5 days ago

I’m totally behind Tom Cottons bill to fund more money to the police to help with all the crimes going on.

tom (@guest_382933)
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6 days ago

One of the FEW bills this year that should be passed……whatever your politics don’t bow to the ILLEGAL admin…PASS this bill.

Mary R Pagano (@guest_382754)
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7 days ago

I agree with Sen. Cotton. The numbers clearly show the importance of police versus crime!

Stephen Russell (@guest_382750)
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7 days ago

Hooray Yes & tap Govt waste to fund PD etc

James may (@guest_382728)
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7 days ago

The Arizona audit has proven that the democrats committed massive voter fraud and biden is not the legitimate president.

Little red lying hood tried to claim tge Republicans were behind the defund the pice effort.
Tom cotton sure proved she was once again living up to her name.

John Fox (@guest_382720)
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7 days ago

A better use of hat money would be to fund $1,000 tax free Bounty’s for the scalps of perceived looters, gang members, and terrorists!

DAMON (@guest_382719)
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7 days ago

End this madness. Any one committing a crime with a gun gets an automatic jail term. DA’s in the large cities simply have to get tougher on crime. They have to stop letting criminals back on the street. It seems this is like catch and release like with illegals coming into the country.

Melody A Reed (@guest_382718)
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7 days ago

Good idea Tom Cotton!!!! Best suggestion in six months!! You do the math.

Larry (@guest_382717)
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7 days ago

Tom has the best proof of what he stands for, stop whining and make the other side and gutless congress reps put up a real action or tuck tail and run to mamma Nanny. OUR POLICE AND COURT MUST HAVE THE BEST POSSIBLE BACKUP OF MONEY AND VOICES TO SUPPORT THEM!

John Fox (@guest_382721)
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Reply to  Larry
7 days ago

Funding failures, only creates greater failure. A paradigm shift is required!

Oscar V Pearson (@guest_382715)
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7 days ago

Democrsts have given criminals free reign yo commit crimes with no punishment! Time to supply police with more help!

John Fox (@guest_382722)
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Reply to  Oscar V Pearson
7 days ago

That would prove to be a waste!

Vera L Seiber (@guest_382723)
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Reply to  John Fox
7 days ago

John Fox. How do you figure that. How is giving the Police more help, a waste? Unless you’re a Democrat, there is no explanation for that comment. let’s hear it if there is.

cozycalico (@guest_382730)
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Reply to  Vera L Seiber
7 days ago

Instead of de-funding police why not de-fund Biden/Kamala as they certainly are not deserving they pay when they do nothing positive for US and its people.The two of them are simply scum of the earth and the White House will have to be fumigated when we get them out.

Nathan (@guest_382910)
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Reply to  cozycalico
6 days ago

And don’t forget to defend Pelosi and Schumee and cortes and omar

LillyHaynes (@guest_382627)
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8 days ago

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Vera L Seiber (@guest_382724)
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Reply to  LillyHaynes
7 days ago

Get off of this site with your lies,

cozycalico (@guest_382731)
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Reply to  LillyHaynes
7 days ago

Who the hell cares about your paycheck??? I surely don’t .

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