Widow of Murdered St. Louis Police Capt. Blasts Rep. Cori Bush's 'Defund Police' Push

Widow of Murdered St. Louis Police Capt. Blasts Rep. Cori Bush's 'Defund Police' Push

The widow of a murdered former St. Louis Police Department captain has lashed out at Rep. Cori Bush, a Democrat whose district includes the crime-infested city, for her push to “defund” police departments even as she spends a ton of cash on her personal security.

Ann Dorn, whose husband David Dorn, who had retired from the department and was killed during riots in 2020 stemming from the death of George Floyd, blasted Bush and other Democrats for continuing to support defunding police during an appearance Thursday on “Fox & Friends First.”

She also noted Bush’s hypocrisy — calling for fewer officers and putting more St. Louis residents at risk of harm while ensuring she has plenty of security.

“I find it funny that she says ‘defund the police.’ But yet, she spends $400,000-$700,000 on security alone just for herself using police officers to do it. And her own city that she came from is being destroyed by crime. Police are needed and the community does not want to defund the police. They want more police,” Dorn, herself a retired police sergeant, told Carley Shimkus.

The wide also blasted left-wing district attorneys and prosecutors around the country who refuse to crack down on violence which she says has led to dramatic increases in criminal behavior.

In Illinois, they just passed a no-bail law. And it’s not for people who just commit small, minor offenses, people who commit second-degree murder, really big-time crimes. So why do you think these ideas are so pervasive in the face of all the statistics that show they are not working?” Dorn asked, calling for those prosecutors to be removed from office like Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has done recently.

David Dorn was 77 years old and had gone to a friend’s pawn shop to prevent it from being looted. Stephan Cannon, 26, was sentenced this week to life in prison for shooting and killing Dorn after a jury found him guilty in July.

Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.)

Ann Dorn addressed some of her remarks to Cannon.  “I don’t think many of these young men think that when they do the things they do, they’re just not ruining their lives, they are ruining the lives of their family as well,” she said.


As for DeSantis, he suspended liberal State Attorney Andrew Warren in early August after the prosecutor vowed not to enforce Florida’s law restricting abortions.

“We are suspending Soros-backed 13th circuit state attorney Andrew Warren for neglecting his duties as he pledges not to uphold the laws of the state,” DeSantis’ office said in a statement.

“The constitution of Florida has vested the veto power in the governor, not in state attorneys,” DeSantis said. “We are not going to allow this pathogen of ignoring the law get a foothold in the state of Florida.”

“This isn’t about abortion or any one thing, it’s about having accountability to our system of law and order to prosecute crime. There has been a pattern developing in Hillsborough County where one person picks and chooses which laws he wishes to enforce,” DeSantis’ office added in a statement.


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