The biggest problem with this plan is filling the positions in these revamped Police forces. Many experienced personnel were terminated in the last two years, and Police Academies were shut down. We need to convince a new generation of candidates that Law Enforcement is a stable and honorable profession. The Left has done such an excellent job at vilifying the Police. Let’s see how good they are at reversing the tide.
Black Lives Don't Matter to BLM
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As historical statues have come down across the country, some cities have given homage to BLM by painting streets with their logo or naming city areas after the victims of shootings like George Floyd Square in downtown Minneapolis. In my opinion, some cities did this to assuage BLM and to overcompensate for any hint of racism against the BLM group or its beliefs.
It’s likely that both that damage and a wearing off of the George Floyd effect are behind the group’s current lack of support. For, as Newshourfirst reports, BLM experienced a massive upswing in support after Floyd’s death, but that support evaporated as the group’s Marxist roots and violent propensities came to light over the summer of 2020, an effect which has likely built over time:
George Floyd had nine criminal convictions and had both methamphetamines and fentanyl in his system when he died in police custody in Minneapolis last year. Dajore Wilson loved SpongeBob Squarepants. Jacob Blake had been accused of sexual assault and domestic violence resisted arrest and was reaching for a knife when he was shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Dajore Wilson liked the color pink and enjoyed dancing.
There is indeed a problem with violent crime and murder in America, and one that disproportionately affects those who happen to be black. The problem, however, isn’t white folks or whiteness, or some other race. And the problem isn’t law enforcement.