Cincinnati, Police Department, Sensei Police Department discussed on Sterling
Billy coming in the great American Red stubble headed for today. Guess what it's not happening. It's not yet been released. Correct Tony Bender as Faras, which Reds player was infected. There is a schedule tomorrow and Wednesday for the Reds to play in Kansas City. We'll see what happens there, but more importantly, Cincinnati is now in the headlines across America and in Europe about the violence in Cincinnati, similar to what happened in Chicago. Portland, Seattle, Cincinnati, 18 shot at least four dead. And then follow up yesterday, three more shots. And we had on Tony Benn Ear's good friend, P. G. Sittenfeld this morning who talked about Bill Goodman's gonna knife show that somehow universal background checks will solve the problem. But more importantly, there's a movement from the radical left in Cincinnati to reimagine the police. I e. To fund the police. And believe it or not, it's going to be on the ballot in November, not a new Richmond. Not in Montgomery, not an independence, not in Taylor Mail, not in Middletown, but in the city of Cincinnati. City, Cincinnati and only will vote on whether to defund the police disarmed the police and change the district system around City Council. You see those who put this on the revolutionaries, the insurrectionist the riders, The protesters got enough signatures. Peggy said failed Seelbach are not liberal enough for them. They're going farther left in that. Joining us now is the vice mayor of our good city. Chris Smitherman and Chris Mother Men. Welcome again to the Bill Cunningham showing Chris How are you? I'm doing well, Willy. Thanks for having me on Nasty over the weekend. But let's talk first about this effort. Of course, I'd like to think I know everything. And I was told by friends of mine outside the Kroger store in Central Park away that thousands of signatures had been gathered to reimagine the police, which is the disarm the police and to cut their funding by a chunk of money. And I said, Well, that probably won't get on the ballot. I talked to a member of the Board of Elections who told me last night that that will be on the ballot in November, and the only ones getting to vote on the city. Cincinnati can you generally explained because the particulars of being worked out? What's going to be on the ballot in November. For those who live in the city. People like you to vote on to take away the police Department of the city, Cincinnati. Well, I'm one of those members of counsel and I believe that I Work hard to exercise common sense. And, um, the Sensei Police department since 2000 won has gone under Tremendous change. And community policing is a way of life in the city of Cincinnati. So we're not talking about Minneapolis. We're not talking about Portland. We're not talking about Chicago. We're talking about Cincinnati, and you're right. Citizens have collected enough signatures. Is what the board of elections believes. Which they have the right to do, Teo to disarm our police department. And on top of that, to defund them define according these principles, the principles are refocus, restructure, retool, reinvest and rebuild. It all sounds great. It's like just the opposite of what it does. So what they want to do is take away the ability of police the police and disarmed the police. And people are going to vote on this. My colleagues on council and you have names some of them in your intro. I do not know how much they harm the morale in the police department when they engage in some specific language, but let's go through some facts. 328 people Year to date, Willie have been shocked in the city of Cincinnati. And 66 murdered. 70 shot Americans shot in Cincinnati, not Chicago in the last 28 days. And in the last 90 days, 174 people are shot. We have two people being shot per day. In the city of Cincinnati. These are these are the reality of the numbers. And so when you have my colleagues That are using this language. Whether it's rien imagination of a police department are whether whether it is that they believe And our police department in some way needs toe have some reform That doesn't allow them to go after really bad criminals. I want you and your listening audience to know that you and I are discussing people who pick up guns and kill people. And the majority of those people in Cincinnati who are being shot and who are shooting that we're talking about our African American men. What is over the top? And my colleagues have spent the last 90 days. Correct me if I'm wrong, talking about how they can fund their streak Hall and how they can make the streetcar free. And so I want to say 328 people shot when a month ago are too I mean, a week ago, when I had long public safety 300 people were shot and counsel was still talking about how secrets on the street talk. Classy people shot They're waking up to say you know what public There's something going on in Cincinnati that we need to look at. Well, that's that's what's so alarming to me, Willie Cunningham. Here's the It's not a black issue or wide issue because I've often made the statement that in the city, Cincinnati, there's 45% residents are black folks, and that's approximately 140,000 African Americans 1400 out of 140,000 are causing the problem is not the 140,000. It's the 1400 the gangbangers. The retribution ist those that don't get an education. Those that don't want to work those who loot burned. That's a very small percentage. Subset of the African American community. Everyone shot I think this weekend and killed were African American, which is typical. The inquire about 10 years ago ran a front page story of every person shot and killed in the city, Cincinnati 1% were black. And so what we have is a subset of African Americans who generally don't work. No fathers in the home. They have no job, no education. They live out the rap culture and retribution and revenge. You know, snitches get stitches. That mentality that is a small part. The kids to go toe Water Mills High school. Have nothing to do with what's going on in this weekend. So when we have leaders of the city that come on and say what we really now is universal background checks a Ziff if I would sell a gun to Tony Bender for $400, he and I would go through a background check if required to do so. But the gangbangers and criminals are going to pay any attention. The universal background check. They don't pay attention to any law and great sound bite. It sounds great, only I'm in favor of great. It's a great sound bite, and that's the problem. With the leadership at City Hall at times that they're more focused on. How do I get elected to the next office by using found bite? When 66 people are murdered and 320 of them shot year to date. Now what I'm going to share with you is that here are some of those solution. There's L. Smith, a man. So one of the solution. We need to activate our gun path Force number one that it is difficult for our police department to do that, in many of your listeners might not know. I'm the chair of law, public safety. So I looked at this stuff a lot. This is not this is not someone off. You and I are discussing a discussing done violence. What's new is that my colleagues are now talking about the gun violence. But we need a We need a gun past force that is operating around the clock..