• Another Nightmare: Progs Push Daffy, Anti-Cop/Pro-Criminal ‘Solutions’

    Surge Summary: No surprise in this present chaotic atmosphere, three police officers in New York City were violently attacked and injured Wednesday. The facts remain that black Americans are murdered by criminals by an order of magnitude more than by law enforcement. Still, many prominent Leftists continue to promote nonsensical, anti-cop/pro-law breaker responses to the tragic George Floyd death.

    by Gary Bauer

    America woke up [Thursday] morning to the horrific news that three more police officers were brutally attacked in New York City Wednesday night.  One officer was stabbed in the neck. The other two were wounded when the assailant also opened fire on them.  Thankfully, the officers are expected to recover from their injuries.

    Patrick Lynch, head of the Police Benevolent Association, told reporters outside of the hospital:

    “Are we surprised we’re here in the hospital again?  Did we doubt, because of the anti-police rhetoric that’s storming our streets, are we surprised that we got this call? . . . All [officials] have to say, ‘It’s going to end today,’ and then allow us to go out and do it.”

    This morning the police announced that they will no longer let people flout the curfew because the people flouting the curfew end up rioting or providing cover for the rioters.  But Mayor Bill de Blasio is saying they won’t enforce the curfew against people exercising their right to demonstrate.

    Other countries send their police officers to New York City to train with the NYPD because it is known as the best police department in the world.  But the left has destroyed it with idiotic ideology demands that have led us to the present moment.

    The Facts

    Kudos to Tucker Carlson!  On his show last night, Carlson laid out the clear facts about police shootings in this country.  According to research by the Washington Post:

    • There were 1,004 fatal police shootings last year.
    • In the overwhelming majority of cases, the individual shot by the officer was armed.
    • Race was documented in 802 cases.
    • Of those, 371 of the deceased where white and 236 were black.
    • There were only 10 cases in which an unarmed black man was shot by an officer.
    • In most of those cases, the officers were physically attacked.
    • Two officers were prosecuted.

    Carlson also noted that in 2018, more than 7,400 black Americans were murdered on the streets.  That means for every unarmed black person shot to death by a police officer, more than 700 were murdered by someone else.  Why doesn’t that carnage get more attention?

    Their Solutions

    What do the demonstrators, the progressive politicians and liberal Hollywood stars think is the solution to the relatively rare cases of unjustified police force?

    Well, many of them are donating money to bail the rioters out of jail or provide lawyers for them.  In some cases, no lawyer is needed because elected Democrats are releasing the rioters as fast as the police arrest them.  That’s what happened [Wednesday] in St. Louis.

    Joe Biden, who is fundraising off George Floyd’s death, has proposed a commission. Wow!  No one ever thought of that before.  He also wants to teach police to shoot attackers in the leg.

    Some have suggested a nationwide law banning chokeholds, which police were trained to use as an alternative to pulling their weapons.

    Some progressives want to defund the police.  Many Hollywood celebrities are on board.  Los Angeles is taking the first step, moving to slash $150 million from the police budget.

    The defund the cops movement wants to replace police with “peace departments” made up of counselors and psychologists.  Yeah, that’ll work.  Homeowner:  “Somebody’s trying to break into my house!”  911 dispatcher: “We’re sending a counselor right now!”

    One liberal journal here in Washington suggested that citizens when dealing with law enforcement should be able to request officers of their own race.  Isn’t that racist?

    After straining to give birth to an idea, Mayor Bill de Blasio came up with this gem:  Everyone needs to be humming John Lennon’s song “Imagine.”  You know the tune:   “Imagine there’s no heaven . . . No hell below us . . . Imagine there’s no countries . . . And no religion too.”

    Well, Mr. Mayor, that kind of nonsensical wishful thinking got us into this mess!

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge.

    Originally posted here.

    Image: By Rosa Pineda – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=90812924

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.


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