Policing is probably much simpler in countries where dissenters are machinegunned to death on the streets and a dictator nods his approval.
Being a cop in America, on the other hand, has become an impossible job, and—as it turns out—freedom might be nothing more than a two and a half-century failed experiment. As a former street cop who still bleeds blue, I implore you to vote for law and order when you head to the polls in November.
Headed the Wrong Direction
Freedom for mankind requires personal accountability, civility, and honesty—characteristics that seem to have suddenly vanished in much of today’s society.
When did it start?
How did it happen?
Can we turn it around?
I have no degrees on my wall to augment my thesis on the matter, but I’ve spent considerable time on some of the meanest streets in the country, I’m well-read, and I’ve been a consummate student of my fellow man.
In other words, I’m really “woke.”
A Few Observations
I’ve spent hundreds—if not thousands—of hours listening to the words of killers and probing the illogicality of their motives. I’ve sat with scores of men and women who have lost their children to violence. Some were hysterical, yet others remained calm as if they had always expected it to happen.
Families would gather at crime scenes to see the carnage. Pregnant moms with toddlers in tow would crowd the yellow tape and murmur about the man or boy who lay on the asphalt in a pool of blood.
Similar to third-world countries, violence is the norm, and death is an accepted reality in far too many of our communities.
It’s no wonder that some boys in those neighborhoods pack heat long before their first shave.
Do All Lives Matter?
I remember a young woman shot point-blank in the back as she walked to the bus stop at five in the morning, prepared for a day of labor in the garment district downtown. Her lifeless body, fresh from a morning shower, slowly cooled in the crisp morning air while my partner and I pushed back the onlookers and cordoned off the area with yellow tape. A bus arrived and the spectators went ahead, stealing their final glances before continuing on with their own lives.
The killer was a 13-year-old boy. He had been out with two older boys robbing people throughout the night. They were on their way home when they spotted the young lady with her wet hair and freshly painted fingernails, a plastic lunch bag clasped in her hand. One of the older boys handed a sawed-off shotgun to the kid—a boy who had yet to pass through puberty—and told him it was his turn. It was time to prove himself worthy of gang membership.
The kid walked up behind the unexpecting woman, put the muzzle against her back, and pulled the trigger.
Apparently, her life didn’t matter.
Are the Cops Really the Problem?
The trio drove a few blocks north into the Pueblos housing project where they lived. Nobody there cared that any of them had been out all night, robbing and killing. No fathers to fear, no angry mothers, no judgment.
Yet somehow the cops are the problem.
These are the people that the cops are expected to police, peaceably. They are the lives that “matter” (but only when a cop plays a role in their death).
A thirteen-year-old can blow away a poor lady headed to work—a “dreamer,” in this case—and it never even makes the news.
Lies of the Left
It’s time that the silent majority stand up to the lies of the left that are propagated by the media.
There is no systemic racism in our country, and certainly not in our law enforcement communities.
Blacks are mostly killed by other blacks.
The FBI’s Uniform Crime Report of 2018 indicates that of the 2,925 black or African American victims of homicide, 2,600 of them were killed by other black or African Americans, mostly males.
According to Statista, there have been 142 black or African Americans killed by police in 2020. Concurrently, 287 whites and 96 Hispanics were killed by the police. The real question is what percentage of those who have been killed by police were violent criminals. For some reason, those statistics aren’t readily available.
It isn’t the cops who are hunting blacks—it’s other blacks. Anyone who has lived or worked in black communities, and who is capable of being objective, knows this to be true.
Law and Order
Meanwhile, our future hangs in the balance and society is on the brink of destruction.
No civilization can survive without law and order, yet half of this country is accepting violence and chaos as the “new norm.” Citizens who legally defend themselves are targeted by activist prosecutors, and the police have been under constant attack by loudmouthed politicians and so-called journalists.
And it’s going to get worse.
I suggest you prepare for a tumultuous couple of months. Expect civil unrest worse than what we witnessed all summer. Be prepared for violent mobs to venture into the suburbs—maybe into your neighborhood. Stock up on your supplies now, and have a plan.
Be prepared to protect your loved ones. Especially if you live in a Democrat-controlled city, county, or state, where politicians have neutered the police and have stood by idly while their communities are destroyed and citizens are terrorized.
I never expected to be political on this blog, but I also never expected to see a political party become so radical and move so far away from our founding principles and common decency.
Since the Democrats are openly calling for defunding, dismantling, “reimagining” the police, I have no choice but to publically stand against them.
I’m not the only one. For the first time ever, not a single law enforcement union has endorsed Joe Biden, and for damn good reason: the Democrats have become unabashed enemies of law enforcement, and adversaries to law and order. Don’t be fooled by Biden’s statement that he is supported by 175 “law enforcement officials.” That list includes Janet Napoletano and various attorneys general, not a single one of whom has ever put their life on the line for you. Not a single one of these so-called “law enforcement officials” has ever stood over an innocent woman or child slain by a monster.
Get out and vote on November 3.
Vote for law and order, regardless of your political affiliation. The choice has never been more clear, and the consequences have never been greater.
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