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‘Defund the police’ advocate Cori Bush employed police as non-public safety, costing officers their jobs

Freshman “Squad” firebrand Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., an outspoken proponent of defunding the police, employed two sheriff’s deputies as non-public safety guards, ultimately costing them their jobs.

A brand new report revealed that the “Squad” member employed two sheriff’s deputies to offer non-public safety for her, approaching the heels of experiences that the progressive had spent tens of 1000’s of {dollars} on non-public safety whereas pushing defunding regulation enforcement.

Bush was caught with the deputies on surveillance digital camera footage whereas touring a number of St. Louis jails, Information four reported.

CORI BUSH DEFENDS CALLING TO DEFUND THE POLICE WHILE HAVING PRIVATE SECURITY: ‘YOU WOULD RATHER ME DIE?’

The deputies, Tylance Jackson and Maurice Thompson, had been terminated from their jobs after the report was revealed, with St. Louis Sheriff Vernon Betts telling Information four that the pair didn’t get approval to work the gig.

Betts additionally mentioned he had given each Jackson and Thompson a number of warnings prior to now for a similar conduct and that he was stunned to see them working safety for Bush after being caught working safety for the congresswoman earlier than.

The sheriff additionally famous that the pair of former deputies didn’t have the right licensing to work as safety in St. Louis.

Jackson mentioned he believed the firing was unfair.

“I do really feel that the hand that was dealt to us was unfair and unjust,” Jackson instructed the outlet. “You allow us to go, however you continue to have a plethora of people doing that however you do not say something.”

Bush has been an lively proponent of defunding the police all through her tenure in Congress, and defended hiring non-public safety whereas attempting to dismantle public policing by saying she has had makes an attempt on her life and nonetheless has “an excessive amount of work to do” in Congress.

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“They’d reasonably I die?” Bush requested. “You’ll reasonably me die? Is that what you need to see? You need to see me die? You recognize as a result of that could possibly be the choice.”

Bush’s workplace didn’t reply to Fox Information’ questions asking for remark and whether or not the congresswoman’s hiring of sheriff’s deputies — thereby personally funding the police — defeats the aim of her requires defunding the police.

Houston Keene is a reporter for Fox Information Digital. You’ll find him on Twitter at @HoustonKeene.

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