from the Blaze:
Grandfather of 11-year-old shooting victim says defunding police isn’t the answer: ‘We need the police’
Davon was reportedly grabbing a phone charger before heading to a Fourth of July cookout when five men shot up the area for reasons currently unknown to police. McNeal was hit with a stray bullet and died later in the hospital. No arrests have been made, and the police are seeking public assistance in identifying suspects.
Davon’s grandfather, John Ayala, said on “The Story” on Monday that crime will only get worse if there are fewer police officers on the street.
“You can’t take money from the police department,” Ayala said. “We need the police. You take the police from there and we wind up having less police officers in the street and less detectives. It’s not going to work. Crime is going to get worse … if you start having less police officers, who’s going to come when there is a need for police services?”