A member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors complained about the city’s lack of police and rising crime rate, as an old tweet from two years ago resurfaced showing she backed defund police efforts.
In footage from a board meeting last month, District 9 Democrat representative Hillary Ronen chastised the San Francisco police chief saying she’d been “begging” for more police presence to ensure the safety of residents.
Meet SF Supervisor @HillaryRonen
Seen here whining about the lack of police on the streets of San Francisco… after pushing for their defunding in 2020.
How is your pandering for votes working out so far Hillary? pic.twitter.com/RezFR0E7Bl
— Ray Dietrich (@redvoiceray) April 11, 2023
“We’ve been begging for more foot beats and for more officers in the Mission District,” Ronen claimed.
“I’ve been begging this department to give the Mission what it deserves in terms of police presence all year long, and I’ve been told time and time again that there are no officers that we can send to Mission.”
“It hurts, and I feel betrayed by the department. I feel betrayed by the mayor. I feel betrayed by the priorities of this city,” she professed, adding, “We want our residents safe. We don’t want our residents getting shot, getting assaulted, getting killed.”
The district supervisor’s recent remarks directly contradict comments she made in 2020 at the height of Black Lives Matter’s anti-cop rhetoric, which were immortalized on Twitter.
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