Here’s a good rule of thumb: Don’t hit a police officer. Ever. Don’t hit him or her for any reason, no matter how justified you may feel you are, even if you’re a relatively petite member of the fairer sex. Cops on duty are targets, and they know it. Police have been trained to be hyper-aware of their personal safety because the reality is that there are people who despise them and would like nothing better than to commit violence against them. And while this isn’t a new phenomenon, the constant vilification of cops over the past two years has just made things worse.
Defund the Police
There are a variety of emotions that motivate us, particularly when it comes to voting. With the Democrats in 2020, they did their best to instill anger in the electorate, painting George Floyd as an innocent victim and police everywhere as corrupt and bloodthirsty. Compassion is another emotion that can change how we view candidates and issues, and is one that Democrats often attempt to exploit. But there is one emotion that drives public opinion more than any other: fear.
Minneapolis can’t hold a candle to Chicago or Baltimore. However, a record number of homicides is still a record, and it all follows from a deliberate effort to encourage criminal activity and kneecap the only means the City has to address it. You can’t respond to calls for any crime if you are constantly understaffed. And those asked to take on the extra work will burn out quickly and maybe even become the next national news sensation.
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The suspect, a man named Christian Jeffers who reportedly identifies as a woman, had been arrested a total of 47 times prior to this week’s incident. He has now been charged with first-degree assault as a hate crime, resulting from the racial slurs he allegedly shouted during the incident and later during his arrest.
On Friday, a SWAT team from Philadelphia P.D. were executing a search warrant. A suspect named Kristian Reyes, who has since been charged with multiple offences including attempted murder and various drug manufacturing crimes, wasn’t going to go quietly. He opened fire on police and struck one officer in the chest. Fortunately, that officer was wearing a bullet proof vest and has therefore lived to tell his story.
Next week, the President is scheduled to visit the new Mayor of New York City, Eric Adams, who was himself a New York City Police Officer, to discuss gun safety. To use one of Biden’s lines, “you stupid son of a bitch.” Biden needs to be at the podium calling for an all-out effort to end this scourge on Police. Biden should attend one of these funerals of an officer gunned down doing their job.
The fact is that we give the police an impossible job (repeat: impossible) and then we put their every split-second decision under a microscope searching for some mistake (or something like Officer Wilson’s actions that can be represented as a mistake by unscrupulous partisan activists) – a standard the elites would never apply to themselves. Needless to say, Officer Lewis, being a police officer, not a professor, never sought out the camera or complained about being ignored. He just did his job.
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.