Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) was seen in a video clip, pulled over watching a traffic stop, after a police officer “stopped a brother”, in Los Angeles, California.
The California Democrat was driving in her home district over the weekend when she parked her car and walked over to the L.A. County Sheriff patrol car, TMZ reported.
“They stopped a brother so I stopped to see what they were doing,” Rep. Maxine Waters said. “They said I’m in the wrong place, and they’re going to give me a ticket. That’s okay, as long as I watch them.”
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA 43) making sure the brother pulled over is having his rights protected! Queen! pic.twitter.com/sT9Mk3Tz7X
— 𝐄𝐱𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐫 𝐏𝐨𝐩𝐞 (@exavierpope) July 19, 2020
Following protests across the country some left-wing activists have suggested ceasing routine traffic stops by police officers. Berkeley, Calif., moved forward with a proposal last week to eliminate police from conducting traffic stops and instead send unarmed civilian city workers, per Fox News.
Last month, the Los Angeles City Council’s Budget and Finance Committee adopted a measure that would cut between $100 million and $150 million from the LAPD’s budget.
The Los Angeles Police Protective League warned that reducing the department’s budget would lead to longer response times to 911 calls and inadequate backup for in-need officers, as well as delayed rape, murder and assault investigations, Fox News reported.
Cutting the #LAPD budget means longer responses to 911 calls; officers calling for backup won’t get it; rape, murder & assault investigations won’t occur or will take forever to complete. An arbitrary cut of $150m will have a huge impact on our community. https://t.co/OlvgVysxQz
— LAPPL (@LAPPL) June 8, 2020