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Which US States Spend the Most on Police Might Surprise You

“Blue states” dominate the list of top spenders on law enforcement, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.

SO WHAT

Democrats are once again failing to live down to their own ideals.

THE NUMBERS

Higher “police spending is generally in liberal states,” former Vox journalist Matt Yglesias tweeted Tuesday, citing 2017 U.S. Census Bureau data.

Ygelsias added that Democrats’ “defund the police” moment was a “jarring experience” for him because the “normal partisan pattern is Dems support spending $$ and Republicans are skeptical.”

ON THE OTHER HAND

Liberal hypocrisy has long been a hallmark of Democratic governance, as The New York Times explained in a widely circulated opinion video last month.

“It is in the blue states where affordable housing is often hardest to find, there are some of the most acute disparities in education funding and economic inequality is increasing most quickly,” the Times’ Johnny Harris and Binyamin Appelbaum observed in a write-up accompanying the video.

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