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Justice Department Threatens to Cut Funds to New York, Seattle and Portland – The Wall Street Journal


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Justice Department Threatens to Cut Funds to New York, Seattle and Portland – The Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON—The Justice Department on Monday threatened to withhold federal funding from New York, Portland, Ore., and Seattle over the cities’ responses to violence that sometimes accompanied demonstrations against racial injustice this summer. The move would mark an escalation of the Trump administration’s broader action against the violence and property destruction that President Trump has seized…

WASHINGTON—The Justice Department on Monday threatened to withhold federal funding from New York, Portland, Ore., and Seattle over the cities’ responses to violence that sometimes accompanied demonstrations against racial injustice this summer.

The move would mark an escalation of the Trump administration’s broader action against the violence and property destruction that President Trump has seized upon as a campaign issue. The White House sent a memo earlier this month directing the Justice Department to identify jurisdictions…

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