• Some Former Anti-Crime, Tough-Guy Dems Now Want to Focus on Police ‘Problem’

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    Surge Summary: One-time tough-on-crime Democrats have flipped – for nakedly political purposes – and become nearly non-stop critics of the police and defenders of the criminals. This is very bad for American society – including for the country’s minority communities.

    by Gary Bauer

    The War On Cops

    In a free society, the police and the military are what stand between free people and their enemies, namely anarchy and tyranny.  So, it’s not surprising that today’s totalitarian left, which is heavily influenced by Marxism, is so focused on turning the people against our police and our military, against the institutions of law and order.

    Sadly, I often hear people say, “I wouldn’t be a cop today if my life depended on it.”  Well, that’s exactly what many police officers are deciding today.  And it’s happening in major cities experiencing major crime waves.

    In [Monday]’s report, I told you about the massive number of police retirements in New York City and Philadelphia.  Add Portland, Oregon, to the list.  And I just read [Tuesday] that the same thing is happening even in Fairfax County, Virginia, an upscale suburb of Washington, D.C.

    This shouldn’t surprise anyone.  Our law enforcement officers are under relentless assault from organized left-wing groups, Democrat politicians, the media, movie stars and professional athletes, not to mention the thugs on the street.  (Here and here.)

    Powerful people, including the president of the United States, the vice president of the United States and the attorney general, are telling the country that cops – not criminals – are the problem in society today.

    Any reasonable person knows that police officers aren’t the problem, but the solution.

    The only way minority communities can have any chance at decent schools and business investment is if their streets are safe.  But the more you demonize and handcuff the police, the less chance you will have that these communities will ever be safe.

    It wasn’t that long ago when both parties tried to argue that they were all for law and order.  In fact, Joe Biden wrote the 1994 crime bill that Bill Clinton signed into law.  “Top Cop” Kamala Harris got her start in politics as a “tough on crime” prosecutor.

    But not anymore.  Democrats obviously believe there is a big political benefit in being tough on cops, not crime.  The American people, however, strongly disagree.  (Herehere and here.)

    My friends, I can’t say this enough:  If nobody in your community is standing up for the police, please take the initiative.  Get some friends together and show your support.  There are lots of things you can do.

    Post notes of appreciation on social media.  Write letters to your local newspaper.  The next time you see police officers in a restaurant, offer to buy them lunch.  If you have a friend or family member in law enforcement, please take a moment today to say, “Thank you.”

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

    Originally posted here.

    Image: By Mark Strozier – [1], CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=55376860

    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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