Measure to Partially Defund Fort Worth Police Fails

Measure to Partially Defund Fort Worth Police Fails

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- A vote in Fort Worth to partially defund the police, or at least a police program, failed Tuesday night.

A half-cent sales tax, known as the Crime Control and Prevention District Tax, in Fort Worth was established in 1995. It funded more than 20 percent of the Fort Worth police budget. The goal, at the time, was to reduce violent crime. Since then, people in opposition to the tax said it was used to unfairly target minority communities.

A large majority of Fort Worth voters wanted to keep ... See More

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