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With Crime Exploding, Democrats Become Anti-Police

crimeHow fast history changes.  How fast we forget – without order, there is no ordered liberty.  A year ago, Joe Biden boasted of the “Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994,” saying “the violent crime rate was cut in half” by that law.  Today, he calls police the “enemy” and pushes “defunding.”  His mental state, refusal of questions, rice paper persona aside, his reversal is tragic. As Biden leads an assault on law enforcement, crime is spiking – nationwide. See:  https://www.factcheck.org/2019/07/biden-on-the-1994-crime-bill/.

The irony is that Biden used to be a law enforcement supporter, if not quite the cape-wearing hero he imagined himself.  His committee managed the 1994 bill, which passed the Senate 95-4.  In those days, he boasted of police union endorsements, seemed to respect America’s police.

No more.  These days, as socialists subvert peaceful protests and his party, Biden has flipped –perceiving political advantage in demonizing, demoralizing, and now defunding the police.

The worst part is that Biden – and national Democrats – know this is wrong.  They simply do not have the courage to say so.  Nor will they if they gain control of the Senate and White House.  They are intimidated by and have become the far left – which means attacking old friends.

Democrat attacks on police are having an insidious, undeniable, potentially devastating effect on police forces, Maine to Florida, Maryland to California, Texas to New York.  It is measurable.

Largely unreported, violent crime is rising, police retiring, cities, suburbs, and towns suddenly insecure and worried.  Something the size of Tolstoy’s “War and Peace” would be needed to catalogue all the spikes in crime occurring across America, but examples are illustrative.

In a prosperous corner of Portland Maine, one day in June – during Black Lives Matter activism – 33 businesses were destroyed, looted, and damaged. “Bottles, rocks, and bottles of urine were thrown at police … people climbed on cruisers and pounded on windows,” Officers received injuries, while the city contended with fires and graffiti.  Multiply that by 200 cities.

In suburban Maryland counties, crime is up 30 percent.  Chicago has seen 95 murders in four weeks, 353 since January. Georgia’s governor has declared a state of emergency over shootings, mobilizing the National Guard.  Detroit homicides are up 30 percent.  In Los Angeles, homicides are up 250 percent. Seattle has seen a 525 percent increase in crime. See:  https://nypost.com/2020/07/02/seattle-sees-525-percent-spike-in-crime-thanks-to-chop-mayor-durkan/.

Meantime, “anti-police rhetoric” is destroying morale, leading officers to leave – and departments to wither.  In Washington DC, 71 percent of officers are “considering leaving” a force that is 52 percent Black. Nearly 40 percent aim “to leave law enforcement entirely.” See:  https://abcnews.go.com/US/us-cities-increase-violent-crime-police-group/story?id=71411919.

Of the top 20 most violent cities, 17 are led by Democrats, nonsensically pushing defunding. Two are led by Independents, one by a Republican.  See: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/bryan-preston/2020/07/09/video-you-will-absolutely-not-believe-what-bobby-beto-orourke-blames-for-spiking-violent-crime-n625863.  Leadership is nowhere to be seen.

In New York, nerves are raw, police exhausted, and crime rising – as budgets are cut.  In June, New York shootings and murders “spiked significantly,” 130 percent increase in shootings over 2019, with murders up 30 percent, burglaries 118 percent, auto thefts 51 percent.  New York’s politicians do not care.  New York’s Democrat Mayor de Blasio just cut the police budget by one billion dollars.  See: https://news.yahoo.com/york-city-mayor-says-cut-185716655.html.

Overwhelmed, 40,000 fewer arrests have been made in NY City this year. NYPD’s Commissioner says violence “puts innocent people at risk and tears at the fabric of life in our city,” even as Democrats shrug.  The 2020 class of 1,163 police recruits was canceled.  See:  https://www1.nyc.gov/site/nypd/news/pr0706/nypd-citywide-crime-statistics-june-2020. As one New York law enforcement leader warned, “we are starting to lose control.” See:  https://www.foxnews.com/media/suffolk-county-sheriff-says-bail-reform-and-police-demonization-reasons-for-uptick-in-nyc-violence.

On July 11, a group speaking for police was physically accosted, creating what reporters called a “blue lives brawl.” “Tempers flared in Brooklyn …as anti-cop protesters crashed a Blue Lives Matter rally, complete with furious finger-pointing and a lot of shouting, pushing and shoving.” See: https://nypost.com/2020/07/11/blue-and-black-lives-matter-protesters-clash-in-nyc/.

This is where America’s top Democrats – including pasty Joe Biden – are leading us.  Once proudly supporting men and women in blue, they are now anti-police.  America’s long-established rule of law, promotion of deterrence, high integrity policing, non-lethal responses to violence, qualified immunity for discretion under fire, recruiting and retention – have no support.

Democrats like Biden – who barely dares go outside – defend defunding and denigrating police.  Even in New Haven, Connecticut – home to Yale – Democrats are slashing police budgets, as crime spikes. See:  https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/new-haven-slashing-police-services-at-a-time-when-crime-is-spiking/ar-BB16s1q6.  Socialist politics has consumed sober reason.

This cannot stand.  It must stop.  Rule of law – which opposes discrimination and rampant violence, not to mention a radical socialist take-over of police – depends on the American People. Americans everywhere need to show support for selfless law enforcement officers.

Americans need to return to common sense.  Balanced reforms – as offered in Black Republican Senator Tim Scott (R-NC)’s reform bill, rejected by all Democrats – are timely. But needed too is prompt restoration of respect for police.  Without order, there is no ordered liberty. Without ordered liberty, there is no America.  Let us stand up, speak up, stop pretending otherwise.

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PaulE
28 days ago

“This cannot stand. It must stop. Rule of law – which opposes discrimination and rampant violence, not to mention a radical socialist take-over of police – depends on the American People. Americans everywhere need to show support for selfless law enforcement officers.”   So far the vast majority of the American public is doing NOTHING as several Democrat controlled cities and states are both actively defunding the police (less cops more crime!), as well as restricting how the police can even respond to law breakers (cops in some cases NOT even allowed to restrain a combative suspect). Is it any wonder many… Read more »

Joanne
28 days ago

These statistics and the lack of authority to stop and I do mean stop them, is the reason many people are feeling that they will need to defend themselves. Guns and ammunition are very hard to find. Lines at gun stores and firing ranges are long. People are fed up and if necessary, will take action themselves to defend themselves and their families.

Rodney Ernst
28 days ago

Well well, we are reaping what we are sowing. You have a spineless Congress that is waving the white flag of surrender. I will be surprised if they don’t. All this wouldn’t have happened if businesses, companies, sports teams or whatever would not have joined the political correctness club. Just do the job of supplying the country’s goods and services like we used to and get out of the culture war. Mr. Obama started this when he was in office. Now we are seeing the results. This election will seal our fate if A Democrat gets in office. Also if… Read more »

Bob
28 days ago

The Dems want control at any cost. They’re enlisting the young and foolish as a means to that end.

VikkiC
28 days ago

I have an idea…let’s start a movement to defund Congress!!! After all, if there are no police to enforce laws, why do we need lawmakers? Just think of all the money we would save…535 times $174,000, at least. That’s 93 million dollars/year alone, and doesn’t include all their expenses flying back and forth, and their gourmet ice cream…I somehow doubt any of them would be eligible for unemployment, and wouldn’t be able to live on it even if they were eligible. If they get rid of law enforcement, we need to be rid of Congress!!

James Krempen
28 days ago

I do not know what the people believe in when then call hard working white people white supremist, because they ( white Supremist) have worked harder than other glasses of people, I started working at the age of 13 sweeping floors in a department store. I went to school and finished 2 associate degrees one finance degree and a masters degree at night and on line with almost 500 hours of certifications from A&M, this was with my own monies no one paid for my tuition.   This hard work paid off and I do see many people who worked… Read more »

Bill Brown
28 days ago

Stand up for America!!  No NFL or any other sports unless they raise OUR FLAG and have the National Anthem, requiring everyone to STAND!!!!!

Carl
28 days ago

No police Next the SS will be at your door it happened in Germany’ if know your history. Think about it !!!! It will happen if the Democrats get their way!!

Stephen Russell
28 days ago

Dems Pro crime :
Ive read where Truckers WILL NOT deliever goods into cities with NO police.
IE No groceries, Amazon products on order etc.
Very scary
& then add these to mix:
 
Mass Exodus OUT
More crime
Lose House or Senate seat in DC
Chap 7 city, state?
Urban core wasteland?
Lose tax $$$
Vigilante mobs
suburban forts ( around gated communities?
Everyone carries.
That can be year 2025, 2026??
Unless we have Law & order for next 4 years then go other way after?

AlCville
28 days ago

“The worst part is that Biden – and national Democrats – know this is wrong. They simply do not have the courage to say so. ”
This is the heart of the matter. The ONLY thing which matters to them is staying in office. Their oaths mean nothing to them; America means nothing to them; liberty means nothing to them. They are what Lenin so aptly called “useful fools”. They do not foresee that they themselves will be the first executed in the socialist revolution as being no longer needed. But Pelosi will have her ice cream while America burns, and shrug.

Bill Brown
28 days ago

Anyone watching CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC National News and Local News, you are being BRAINWASHED!!!  Almost nothing but LIES, DECEIT, and PROPOGANDA!!  Includes almost half of FOX News Broadcasts.  Turn-off Mainstream News!!!!!

Paul W
28 days ago

I realize that Bobby Charles was using a figure of speech, but in reality history doesn’t change…people’s facades do. Especially people like dims that have absolutely no convictions, principles or ethics. Total frauds that will say and do anything for political expediency. A pathetic lot that kowtows to seditious marxist thugs. Pathetic people. Pathetic political party.

Brenda Blunt
28 days ago

Biden is an idiot!! Since he doesn’t want to support the police, then he should have to forgo his own security detail!! Then, he should withdraw from the race!!!!!

John C D'Amico
28 days ago

What we are witnessing is a sample of what could happen on a larger scale if the Biden Puppet Regime comes into play.
 

Richard Leon Shelton
28 days ago

The Dems are in for a rude awakening.

Bill Brown
28 days ago

Decide to be free!  Take our Country BACK: RED – Remove Every Democrat!!!!!

Myrna
28 days ago

Watch Seattle. If the mayor is voted out because she allowed police to use tear gas, there is no chance that gangs don’t run Seattle. There are leftist Seattle citizens who thought she was doing the right thing. The only safe response would be move some where farther from any big city. Working from home may become the only safe employment. Here is a vote for turning this around but this is comparable to a very long freight train.

Bruce
28 days ago

If Democrats take control, get used to this level of violence and crime, as it will only grow.

Larry Peterson
28 days ago

Socialism is a hate crime against the elderly!

Patriot Will
28 days ago

Even most Democrats know that not enough police is a sure way to allow murderers and robbers to run wild. There is absolutely no sane person who cares for America demanding less police to protect the good guys from the bad guys. If the November elections are not stolen from the voters, and if the Republicans become more courageous in calling out the evil Democrats, I believe we actually still have a good chance in degrading the Democrats chances of winning. Also, Republicans, Conservatives, and Moderates need to contribute much more cash to the GOP. Let’s start opening up our… Read more »

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