Since early Summer, numerous Democrats have been calling for the defunding of police departments. Mayors of major cities have already slashed police budgets or shut down anticrime units. Crime is surging, but Democrats don’t seem to care. Now, the DNC got some bad news as over 100 police agencies refuse to protect their convention.
Let’s be honest, shall we? Democrats really shot themselves in the foot when they embraced the defund the police movement. It is stupider than 2018’s “abolish ICE” move. At least that empty promise won them a few votes. But this? No American in their right mind is about to support a party that wants to remove cops off the street.
As local Democrats slash PD budgets and prevent cops from stopping riots, Democrats in D.C. are just as bad. Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats in Congress have refused to openly condemn the movement. But it’s much worse with Joe Biden. The candidate for president has agreed to take funds from police departments and give it to other groups. And, he called police (men and women who protect our communities) “the enemy.”
So, the left shouldn’t be surprised that police aren’t thrilled to work with their party. But I doubt Democrats were expecting this to happen:
More than 100 law enforcement agencies have reportedly pulled out of security agreements to send personnel to help with security at the Democratic National Convention next month in part because they are concerned about recent efforts to limit law enforcement’s use of tear gas and pepper spray in responding to violent riots…
Waukesha Police Chief Daniel Thompson responded by indicating that his department would not be sending officers to event, saying, “I understand that use of chemical irritants and pepper spray is serious and those are to be used only when legally justified. But when you take that out of the continuum that doesn’t leave the officers much other than getting harmed or using deadly force and that’s not good for any officer or the public.” [Source: Daily Wire]
Talk about your chickens coming home to roost! Did Democrats really think they could demonize cops all day long—and expect them to show up to protect their convention?
And don’t be fooled, this isn’t about the pepper spray. Police agencies are using that as a sticking point, but the underlying sentiment is that Democrats don’t support cops. So, why should they risk their lives to protect their convention?
Does that sound petty or unprofessional to you? Think about what Democrats across the country have been doing. After the death of George Floyd, Democrats and the media relentlessly attacked all police officers. The never let good cops be a part of the conversation. Democrats let peaceful protests turn into riots. They refused to let cops protect property and innocent lives.
As crime spread, Democrats announced they would be defunding police departments, making sure there would be fewer cops on the streets—and that cops would be less equipped to do their job. In Minneapolis, they voted to completely disband the police department. A city with the highest crime rate in the country might not have anyone to protect it soon.
Why should police agencies put their necks on the line, when this party does everything in their power to hurt them? This isn’t about “getting back” at Democrats. This is about letting the country know that what the Democrats propose will destroy our country. Police agencies couldn’t, in good conscience, support their convention, knowing what so many Democrats want to do.
It’s a matter of integrity for our police. They vowed to keep us safe. The Democrats want to disband them. Nobody can support such a suicidal platform.