Utah Sheriffs Association accuses George Soros and “funds police” for increasing crime
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Utah Sheriffs Association accuses George Soros and “funds police” for increasing crime rate
On Tuesday, the Criminal Identification Bureau of the Utah Department of Public Safety released Utah Crime Report 2020.
According to the report, the overall crime rate in Utah is dropping, but the number of violent crimes has risen. Homicides increased 44% last year. You can read a Fox 13 report breakdown here.
The response to the report of the Utah Sheriffs Association was very, very spicy and surprisingly political.
Cache County Sheriff and president of the association Chad Jensen did not hesitate.
“The capture and release of George Soros, the cashless bail, police funding, the radical agenda is good for criminals and a disaster for public safety. Unfortunately it has caught up with us. The result is a cycle apparently endless career criminals who believe there is little consequence to their actions. They will continue to offend, to be released and to reoffend until we stop this nonsense, “Jensen said.
It’s breathtaking how easily Jensen was able to summon the popular right-wing bogeyman George Soros and connect him to the progressive talking point “defund the police”.
The remainder of the statement warns of staffing shortages for law enforcement across the state while vowing to oppose an “anti-law enforcement agenda.” The statement did not say where such a program came from or who might be behind it.
Here’s what you need to know for Wednesday morning
🏛 Senator Mitt Romney says he will join his GOP colleagues in the Senate in blocking a planned vote on raising the debt ceiling. [Tribune]
Democrats are considering the “nuclear option” of removing filibuster to raise the debt ceiling to avoid financial default. [Politico]
💵 President Joe Biden is preparing at a lower price for his multibillion dollar finance package. Democrats were pushing for a 10-year, $ 3.5 trillion spending program. [AP]
🛑 President Donald Trump plans to order his key aides to ignore subpoenas from the House committee investigating the January 6 insurgency attempt. [Guardian]
💻 Senator Mike Lee questioned whether Facebook was using artificial intelligence to serve objectionable ads to young users of their products during a hearing featuring a former employee of the social media giant turned whistleblower. [Tribune]
🎓 The Department of Education is revamping a student loan waiver program to make the process easier to navigate and expand eligibility. [CNN]
💉 Johnson & Johnson is requesting emergency clearance from the FDA for a recall of its COVID-19 vaccine. [WaPo]
🧪 The Nobel Prize in chemistry was awarded to two scientists who created a tool to reduce negative impacts on the environment. [WaPo
👀 The head of the NYPD union resigned suddenly after the FBI raided his home and union office. [CNN]
Wednesday Morning Utah News Summary
Will Salt Lake need new Olympic venues? The organizers intervene. [Tribune]
The pay gap between men and women remains significant in Utah. [Fox 13]
Salt lake city
“Why is he walking in the streets? Asks a former victim of the theft of a man suspected of the murder of Aaron Lowe. [Tribune]
The Homeless Coalition is re-evaluating options after shelters are put on hold at SLC. [Fox 13]
Des experts médicaux exhortent les Utahns éligibles à se faire vacciner contre le COVID-19. [Tribune]
Parents are asking the judge to grant a restraining order on the school mask law. [Fox 13]
In the review pages
Kelsey Wellington: Please, tourists, don’t pet the wildlife. [Tribune]
Letter: Utah’s leaders have put the health of the economy ahead of the people who drive it. [Tribune]
– Jordan Miller of the Tribune contributed to this report.