DOJ Labels Portland, Seattle and New York “Anarchist Jurisdictions”

Headline Roundup September 21st, 2020

Following instructions from President Donald Trump earlier this month, the Department of Justice on Monday labeled Portland, Seattle and New York City as “anarchist jurisdictions” and threatened to withhold federal funding. The three cities in question made cuts to their police budgets this year. In a statement on the move, Attorney General William Barr said: “When state and local leaders impede their own law enforcement officers and agencies from doing their jobs, it endangers innocent citizens who deserve to be protected.” It is unclear which funds will potentially be cut, but New York City alone receives about $7 billion in federal funds annually.

Coverage in right-rated outlets tended to include New York crime statistics and a quote from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo saying, “[Trump] better have an army if he thinks he’s gonna walk down the street in New York.” Coverage in left-rated outlets was more likely to include the use of federal agents against protesters and rioters in some cities, including Portland.

DOJ Labels Portland, Seattle and New York “Anarchist Jurisdictions”

From the Left
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The Justice Department has declared that New York, Seattle, and Portland are “anarchist” jurisdictions and threatened them with a loss of federal funding, another escalation in the Trump administration’s war on cities with Democrat mayors that saw huge protests against police brutality this summer.

All three cities saw large, sustained protests this summer after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May. The cities “permitted violence and destruction of property to persist and have refused to undertake reasonable measures to counteract criminal activities,” the Justice Department said in...

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From the Center
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The Trump administration has named three cities that are slated to lose federal funding after the White House accused them of tolerating crime.

New York City, Portland and Seattle are on the list of "anarchist cities" that Trump officials say have failed to stem crime linked to a summer of protests.

It follows a memo from Mr Trump earlier this month, threatening the move.

The mayors of the cities have promised to sue, calling Mr Trump's move a political stunt.

A statement from the Justice Department on Monday laid out...

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From the Right
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New York City was among three cities labeled “anarchist jurisdictions” by the Justice Department on Sunday and targeted to lose federal money for failing to control protesters and defunding cops, The Post has learned.

Portland, Ore., and Seattle, Wash., were the other two cities on the list, which was approved by US Attorney General William Barr.

“When state and local leaders impede their own law enforcement officers and agencies from doing their jobs, it endangers innocent citizens who deserve to be protected, including those who are trying to peacefully assemble...

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