The Democrats don’t give a damn about protecting the police. If there was ever any doubt, they just proved it for the world to see in a way that can’t be denied. The Dems in Congress literally just blocked a bill meant to condemn violence against police and to prevent the defunding of police departments.
The Daily Wire reported the following:
“House Democrats overwhelmingly voted on Thursday, 231 to 176, to block a Republican resolution that called for justice for George Floyd, condemning riots, and opposing efforts to defund or dismantle police departments.
The resolution, introduced by Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL), does the following:
- Calls for justice for George Floyd.
- Calls for justice for officers and others who have suffered from violence at the hands of extremists
- Strongly condemns the violence, riots, and looting in the United States
- Recognizes that violent opportunists use the cover of legitimate protests by their fellow citizens to sow chaos
- Recognizes that the actions of those committed to violence does not diminish the rights of other Americans to peacefully protest
- Urges peace and order to be restored
- Expresses that those responsible for these violent acts be held criminally responsible for their actions
- Strongly opposes any effort to establish autonomous areas within the sovereign territory of the United States
- Strongly opposes efforts to defund, dismantle, or disband police forces”
If there is a war on anyone in America, then there is a war on cops, not black people. The following statistics were recorded FBI Crime Statistics about attacks on police officers in 2018:
“Of the 58,866 officers who were assaulted, 18,005 (30.6 percent) sustained injuries..
24.7 percent of the officers who were attacked with personal weapons (e.g., hands, fists, or feet) suffered injuries.
8.4 percent of the officers who were assaulted with knives or other cutting instruments were injured.
- percent of officers who were attacked with firearms were injured.
16.0 percent of officers who were attacked with other dangerous weapons were injured.”
Heather MacDonald wrote an excellent piece for the Wall Street Journal, stating the following:
“This charge of systemic police bias was wrong during the Obama years and remains so today. However sickening the video of Floyd’s arrest, it isn’t representative of the 375 million annual contacts that police officers have with civilians. A solid body of evidence finds no structural bias in the criminal justice system with regard to arrests, prosecution, or sentencing. Crime and suspect behavior, not race, determine most police actions.
In 2019 police officers fatally shot 1,004 people, most of whom were armed or otherwise dangerous. African-Americans were about a quarter of those killed by cops last year (235), a ratio that has remained stable since 2015. That share of black victims is less than what the black crime rate would predict since police shootings are a function of how often officers encounter armed and violent suspects. In 2018, the latest year for which such data have been published, African-Americans made up 53% of known homicide offenders in the US and commit about 60% of robberies, though they are 13% of the population.
The police fatally shot nine unarmed blacks and 19 unarmed whites in 2019, according to a Washington Post database, down from 38 and 32, respectively, in 2015.”
I never could have imagined that in my lifetime—or in the lifetime of any generation, for that matter—that there would be a full-on effort to defund and dismantle law enforcement in this country. Even more unbelievable is the fact that one of the two major political parties is leaving officers out to dry. They had a golden opportunity to join with the Republicans in the House and defend those on the thin blue line. Instead, they showed their true colors—the cops are on their own.