Democrats Call Gov. Larry Hogan’s Plan To ‘Refund’ Police ‘Divisive Rhetoric’ Amid Baltimore Crime Spike

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Democrats criticized Republican Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s plan for “refunding police” Friday, calling it “misguided” and “divisive rhetoric.”

Hogan announced a $150 million plan to provide additional support to Maryland’s law enforcement agencies and victims of violent crime across the state at a press conference Friday. The initiative directs tens of millions of dollars to local police aid, neighborhood safety grants, body camera and other accountability measures for officers and other programs.

“Our $150 million refund the police initiative will provide a desperately needed shot in the arm to our state and local police agencies. But there is far more work to be done,” Hogan said from a news conference in Annapolis. “Trying to reduce crime by defunding police is dangerous, radical, far-left lunacy. Thinking that you can improve law enforcement by defunding the police is like saying you want to improve education by defunding the schools.”

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