“Cops don’t do anything if someone jumps into someone’s backyard, they don’t arrest them — like, you have to do $900 worth of theft before they’ll even arrest you,” Rogan said. “If they do arrest you, they’ll just put you right back out on the street again … after the defunding. Defunding of the police in Austin has been a disaster, too, and New York’s been a disaster. It’s terrible everywhere.”
Austin hasn’t technically “defunded” police, but the city council did vote last year to cut the police department’s budget by one-third through measures that included reorganization. New York City cut around $1 billion — or one-sixth — of their police department’s budget.