• Leftists’ Radical Strategy: Defund, Demoralize Police — Disregard Murdered African-Americans

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    Surge Summary: Despite its claims to be concerned for “black lives”, BLM seems weirdly indifferent to the dozens of African-Americans who are shot and/or killed every week here in America. The murders of regular citizens by thugs doesn’t service the organization’s anti-police narrative. Meanwhile, its unceasing criticism of and unrelenting efforts to “defund” law enforcement officials are having an impact: the nation’s police are measurably demoralized — which spells more problems for Americans of every color.

    by Gary Bauer 

    BLM Hypocrisy

    Twenty-four people were shot in Chicago this weekend.  Three were killed.  In New York City, fifteen people were shot this weekend.  In Baltimore, at least half a dozen people were shot.

    Virtually all the victims in these violent attacks were minority Americans, as were the perpetrators.  None of the shooters were police officers.  This was a typical weekend in urban America.

    In recent days, a 7-year old girl, Jaslyn Adams, was shot in Chicago.  Her father was shot and Jaslyn was killed while they were waiting at a McDonald’s drive-thru.

    The Black Lives Matter organization hasn’t said a word about Jaslyn or any of the other black lives lost every weekend in America’s inner cities.  Why not?  Apparently, those deaths do little to help this Marxist organization gain political power.

    If the Black Live Matter organization truly believed that black lives mattered, they would be demonstrating against Chicago’s gangs every weekend.

    Why hasn’t President Biden gone to a microphone on any Monday morning to condemn the carnage of black youth in our cities at the hands of other black youths?  Why hasn’t he lowered the White House flag for Jaslyn Adams?  Because those black deaths don’t help to increase his political power or help him smear conservatives as racists.

    Where’s Kamala Harris?  Where’s Hollywood?  Where are all the newspaper editorials condemning this violence?

    They’re all silent because black-on-black crime doesn’t help them achieve their goal, which clearly isn’t saving black lives.  Their goal is to demonize the police, the criminal justice system and, by extension, all of America as systemically racist.

    You don’t have to take my word for it.  BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors (yes, the Marxist with multiple homes) is calling for the criminal justice system to be abolished because, in her view, the death of a black teenager armed with a knife “[proves] there’s no justice.”

    Boston University Professor Ibram Kendi, a leading proponent of critical race theory, dismissed the conviction of Derek Chauvin and suggested that real justice would be “convicting America.”

    Sadly, the overwhelming majority of black crime victims will never get the attention they deserve.  There will never be marches and protests for them because their deaths don’t support the left’s false claim that America is racist and must be fundamentally transformed.

    Meanwhile, On The Thin Blue Line

    Police officers in Los Angeles were attacked Saturday when someone wearing body armor rammed his car into a police cruiser, got out and confronted the officers.  When he refused commands to stop approaching while ominously counting down, “3, 2, 1,” the officers opened fire.

    In Nashville, a police officer carrying out a traffic stop was attacked by a man wielding two large knives.  After retreating and issuing repeated commands to drop the knives, the officer opened fire, killing his attacker.

    In Delmar, Delaware, Officer Keith Heacock was attacked and suffered a traumatic head injury after responding to a domestic dispute.  Officer Heacock is now fighting for his life.

    In Philadelphia, local officials are warning of “a crisis,” as the city’s police department is facing a surge of retirements and a recruitment shortage with nearly 270 current vacancies.

    And in New York City, police retirements spiked 75% in 2020 compared to 2019, prompting one law enforcement expert to warn, “A public safety crisis is coming towards us like a freight train.”

    Demoralizing the police is an effective left-wing alternative to “defunding the police.”

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    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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