Democrats allow progressives to dominate and then say they’ve gone too far—a little late.
Now Democratic leaders are scrambling to put the genie back in the bottle. Chris Enloe writes in The Blaze:
House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) says police will not be defunded.
In the wake of George Floyd’s tragic death, progressive Democrats, including Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), are supporting a movement to defund and abolish police departments. They claim systematic oppression is central to the DNA of modern policing, thwarting attempts at reform.
However, the third-in-command House Democrat told CNN host Jake Tapper on “State of the Union” Sunday that the wildly unpopular movement will not succeed.
“Nobody is going to defund the police,” Clyburn said.
Bad cops ruin the work of good police officers—those who protect and serve (my emphasis).
Rather than being scapegoated, good cops are retiring from the force in Minneapolis. Paul Sacca reports for The Blaze:
Several Minneapolis Police Department employees are quitting their law enforcement jobs because of the lack of support following the George Floyd protests. At least seven police officers have quit the MPD in the aftermath of protests, that does not include the four former cops who were involved in Floyd’s death and were fired.
Current and former MPD officers told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that cops were frustrated with the way the police department and city leaders failed to support them. One particular event that bothered cops was Mayor Jacob Frey’s (D) decision to abandon the Third Precinct police station. Rioters were able to ransack the police station and set the building on fire. Cops were forced to retreat.
Minneapolis Deputy Chief Henry Halvorson wrote an email earlier this month that stated some police officers have “simply walked off the job without filing the proper paperwork, creating confusion about who is still working and who isn’t.”
It’s time to bust the unions.
When there’s no accountability, transactions are corrupt. It’s a breach in the social contract. Union leaders make a living on it.
When was the last time you were asked to weigh in on teacher and public safety contracts in your city or town? I’m not talking about speaking up at a town meeting where votes were decided yesterday. I’m talking about sitting down at your kitchen table and going over the town budget. Are you bargaining with the unions leaders?
Are local reps knocking on your door for advice or only when they want your vote? How about if you’re a teacher or police officer? Are you happy about paying your union dues? I’m pretty sure the answer is no.
You and I know it’s a few bad apples that ruin the bunch, where teachers who need to be fired stick around for a lifetime and where bad cops police with a vengeance. Hey, there’s no accountability because of the union leadership’s mob-like protection plan.
You and I pay the price. The transaction between union leader “A” and politician “B” has nothing (to borrow a point from Amity Shlaes) to do with you and me the taxpayers “C” footing the bill. We are the forgotten men and women. But politician “A” blames the entire police force of good men and women sacrificing their lives to serve and to protect.
Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar bashes the city’s police, saying law enforcement should be reimagined. “The Minneapolis Police Department has proven themselves beyond reform. It’s time to disband them and reimagine public safety in Minneapolis,” she said. Newsflash to Rep. Omar: Get rid of the union, and you’ll have the police force your constituents deserve.
Calling out the entire police force is a progressive dream. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson told CNN it would lead to chaos and people taking justice into their own hands. “You want to abolish police departments. Are you kidding me?” Good luck with that.
As a recipe for disaster continues to be cooked up by failing progressives, the case to get your family the safety it deserves continues to strengthen. Your Survival Guy has had it.
On her show, Dana Loesch talks about the money backing the movement against police.
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