Hellbound and Down

As crime surges across the nation,Democratic mayorsin approximately 20 U.S. cities that have called fordefunding the policehave received millions in taxpayer funds towards their own personal security details, according to a new report.

New datacompiled by Forbes auditor Open the Booksthrough Freedom of Information Act requests reveals that the city of Chicago, for example, spent $17.3 million between 2015 and 2020 to guard “unnamed city officials.” Despite Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s claims that she is opposed to cutting funding for the police, records show the city quietly cut 400 police officer positions in 2020 while the cost of her security detail hit an all-time high of $3.4 million for 22 officers, according to the report.

Chicago reportedly spent $2.8 million for 17 officers in 2019; $2.8 million for 16 officers in 2018; $2.7 million for 20 police officers in 2017; and $2.9 million for 16…

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