• The Left vs. Law Enforcement: Police Under Attack

    Surge Summary: The anti-cop sentiments being fueled nationally by the political and cultural Left are causing demoralized police officers to throw in the towel. Communities will suffer as a result, particularly urban and minority neighborhoods.

    by Gary Bauer

    Reports are increasing of police officers being attacked and assaulted.  In addition, their families and children are being harassed.  As a result, law enforcement officers are resigning.

    In Minneapolis, seven police officers have resigned and another seven are in the process of leaving the force.  Given that the city council wants to defund the police, it is unlikely that those officers will be replaced.  In Hallandale Beach, Florida, the entire SWAT team resigned en masse.

    Meanwhile, the assault on law enforcement not only continues, it is accelerating.

    Julian Keen, Jr., a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation officer, was shot and killed over the weekend.  Those who knew him described Keen as “a role model for the community” and someone who would “literally give his shirt off his back to ANYONE who needed it.”  By the way, Keen was a black American.

    Las Vegas Police Officer Shay Mikalonis, who was shot in the head two weeks ago by a rioter, remains on a ventilator, unable to speak and paralyzed from the neck down.

    If a radical force wanted to bring America to its knees, one of its central goals would be to demoralize, isolate and destroy law enforcement.  That is exactly what is underway right now.  And as the police shrink, it will be urban, poor minority neighborhoods that suffer the most.  Fewer cops means more crime.

    Look at what is happening in New York, where progressive policies dominate.  While state officials were busy packing Covid patients into nursing homes, they were eagerly releasing criminals back onto the streets so the prisons could comply with social distancing.  As a result, 250 released offenders have been re-arrested 450 times!

    As former Secret Service Agent Dan Bongino put it:

    “This fight is coming to your door. . . You’re going to have to pick a side. . . There is a right and wrong to this argument. There’s no question, and the right side is the side of the good police officers and law and order.” 

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

    Originally posted here.

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    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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