When Danielle Neuschwanger got her degree in criminal justice, she knew she would end up working in some capacity with law enforcement. Her career path led her through the system where she learned that law enforcement organizations in America are underfunded, not overfunded as Black Lives Matter and other radical leftist groups claim.
Now that she’s running for Governor of Colorado, she’s speaking out and offering common sense solutions to reduce crime while increasing prosperity across the board. We need police reform, she said, but defunding law enforcement is not the right answer.
“I know there are opportunities within our system because I have personally dealt with them,” she said. “And so right now we have this whole culture of ‘we have to defund the police.’ But I’m here to tell you that the police have never actually been funded appropriately.”
It isn’t just the Black Lives Matter and Neo-Marxist groups pushing the “Defund the Police” agenda. Many politicians across the nation have been vocal about taking down law enforcement as it is today and replacing it with a kinder, gentler, ineffective alternative.
“We have politicians who will bend over backwards to not support the police because they’re afraid to have difficult conversations,” Neuschwanger continued.
Are police receiving too much funding? By no means. Budgets were stretched thin long before the “Defund the Police” movement reared its ugly head. Departments across the nation were feeling the heat in the past. Now, things are getting worse.
“We have historically only given our law enforcement the bare minimum to get the job done,” she said. “Most of them are paid under what you can make at McDonald’s in a year, and these are the same guys that strap on a badge and gun to come protect the city.”
It really comes down to training and keeping the best people, then equipping them with the resources and knowledge to keep us safe. Suspects have rights which BLM and others claim to defend, but the easiest way to make sure there rights are protected is to improve, not weaken law enforcement.
“We don’t pay them to have additional training, we barely get them through state-mandated training, and a lot of times these departments are so poorly funded that they can’t even get rid of the police officers they want to who have those problems, who are not the greatest officers and not the greatest role models, because they can’t afford to rehire new deputies and police officers and train them,” she said.
She brought up Daunte Wright, the Black man shot by a White female police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minneapolis. The officer who shot him has resigned, admitting that she thought she had pulled her taser when in fact she pulled her gun.
“We just saw an officer-involved shooting this weekend in Minneapolis,” she said. “The excuse we were given was she accidentally reached for her taser instead of her gun. That’s a training issue.”
For law enforcement, training must be ongoing. It’s such a challenging profession that it needs to be constantly honed with new skills taught and old skills sharpened. That is happening less and less today as police are being stretched even thinner than they were in the recent past.
“I would want to ask the question of what was your training like prior to this?” she said. “Did you have enough funding? Could that life have been saved if we would have properly funded and trained that officer and implemented remedial training throughout the year?”
We will never know what could have prevented Wright’s death, but more training couldn’t have hurt. For an officer to pull her gun instead of her taser seems like something that repetition and proper training could have alleviated.
“A lot of these situations that we’re running into with police brutality and Black deaths by police officers and just officer-involved shootings, it comes down to a lack of training and a lack of funding,” Neuschwanger said.
As Governor, Neuschwanger would help law enforcement in Colorado receive the funding they need to better protect the people, both law-abiding and criminal.
“Part of my platform, especially in Colorado, let’s refund our police but let’s do so that makes sense for the community so that we have community partnerships and we’re implementing verbal de-escalation training and safe body positioning training and we’re not going to lethal options right away,” she said.
Neuschwanger also discussed her personal history with the pro-life movement, how Hispanics are being weaponized in Colorado for political purposes and how the rising Colorado drug problems can be solved properly. You can find her stances and donate to her campaign on her website.
The way to fix many of the issues we have today in law enforcement is to properly fund the departments and train the officers. This will make them better at their jobs and likely stop many tragedies like what happened in Brooklyn Center.
‘The Purge’ by Big Tech targets conservatives, including us
Just when we thought the Covid-19 lockdowns were ending and our ability to stay afloat was improving, censorship reared its ugly head.
For the last few months, NOQ Report has appealed to our readers for assistance in staying afloat through Covid-19 lockdowns. The downturn in the economy has limited our ability to generate proper ad revenue just as our traffic was skyrocketing. We had our first sustained stretch of three months with over a million visitors in November, December, and January, but February saw a dip.
It wasn’t just the shortened month. We expected that. We also expected the continuation of dropping traffic from “woke” Big Tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter, but it has actually been much worse than anticipated. Our Twitter account was banned. One of our YouTube accounts was banned and another has been suspended. Facebook “fact-checks” everything we post. Spotify canceled us. Why? Because we believe in the truth prevailing, and that means we will continue to discuss “taboo” topics.
The 2020 presidential election was stolen. You can’t say that on Big Tech platforms without risking cancelation, but we’d rather get cancelled for telling the truth rather than staying around to repeat mainstream media’s lies. They have been covering it up since before the election and they’ve convinced the vast majority of conservative news outlets that they will be harmed if they continue to discuss voter fraud. We refuse to back down. The truth is the truth.
The lies associated with Covid-19 are only slightly more prevalent than the suppression of valid scientific information that runs counter to the prescribed narrative. We should be allowed to ask questions about the vaccines, for example, as there is ample evidence for concern. One does not have to be an “anti-vaxxer” in order to want answers about vaccines that are still considered experimental and that have a track record in a short period of time of having side-effects. These questions are not allowed on Big Tech which is just another reason we are getting cancelled.
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