It turns out that those called to protect and serve would rather not protect and serve when the people they are risking their lives for hate their guts:
Here are just a few of the issues police departments are having across America with recruitment and resignations:
- Philadelphia has 268 vacancies in its police department and 79 additional officers have indicated so far this year that they plan to retire within four years.
- In New Jersey, which usually receives between 15,000 to 20,000 applications a year for the state police, only 2,023 applications came in ahead of the deadline this week.
- In Baltimore, police have less than 700 officers – about 300-400 under what they need to keep the streets safe.
- Albany police leaders are scrambling to create new incentives to get officers to stay.
- 5,300 NYPD officers retired in New York City last year and there was a 75% spike in retirements from 2019.
- Los Angeles saw a massive spike in crime after "defunding" $150 million from their police department (gunshot victims up 141% alone), causing them to increase said budget by $36 million this year to try to deal with the insanity.
I wonder why this could possibly be?
Here's one of many tweets from local fraternal orders of police – this one from Baltimore – talking about the problem:
This trend isn't new and it didn't start as the result of the BLM riots or the Derek Chauvin trial. Take this article from the NY Post from pre-Rona times as an example.
If it was bad then, it's spiraling out of freaking control now.
"Every action has a reaction. When you vilify every police officer for every bad police officer's decision, [people] don't want to take this job anymore," said Pat Colligan, president of the New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association. "It's been a very trying and difficult time to put on the badge every day."
Colligan also noted that the "quality [of officers] has really diminished in the last few years," because when you drive out the wise, intelligent, and compassionate of any profession, you get departments that will lower their standards to get anyone who can do the job.
Lest you sit back and say, "That'll serve those lefties for playing stupid games," remember two things:
- Real people and communities are being hurt by the political actors who are both race hustling and demonizing law enforcement.
- Getting good police to stop serving is a core step in the Marxist playbook to see capitalism overthrown and communism enforced. Man must be governed, and if good men tire of being vilified, evil men will step in to do the job.
Don't believe me? Read it straight from the horse's mouth.
There's a reason we call them the "Thin Blue Line." They are an essential component of preserving life and civilization on the local level.