The realization that communities cannot defund the police without experiencing more crime is just now dawning on liberal mayors; however, this is a reality that conservatives, Republicans, and others on the right consistently warned about.
Political consequences for defunding the police
Democrats who hitched their wagon to the defund the police movement are now feeling increasingly uneasy about the political ramifications.
Midterm congressional elections are approaching and voters are not pleased with the crime spikes in their communities. As Democrats backed defunding and dismantling police, Republicans maintained support for law enforcement. Voters are not likely to forget this once November 2022 rolls around.
Some leftists have even begun to warn about the adverse ramifications that could come from attachments to defunding the police. This is, at the very least, a partial factor in liberal mayors restoring funding to law enforcement.
The Biden administration is working very hard not to answer for the surges of crime since they assumed power. Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, even once attempted to falsely link the Trump administration to present crime increases.