BLM Is Winning Its War On Police in Progressive Cities
Happy Wednesday, my Kruiser Morning Briefing friends. Let’s do this Hump Day up right.
The anti-police sentiment in cities run by Democrats is getting worse by the day. Those of us who write about this stuff all the time have been speculating for months about how many law enforcement officers would be leaving the profession altogether because of this crap. As we saw in Seattle, cops are getting abandoned and thrown under the bus by progressive loon politicians who would rather side with rioters than law enforcement.
The BLM blood lust for cops was never going to be satisfied by just defunding police forces, a demand that was met for them rather quickly in most progressive cities. They want cops gone. Period.
Cops who do remain on the job will be put in increasing peril by their Democrat bureaucratic overlords, like in Detroit, where cops won’t be allowed to use much of anything to defend themselves against the “mostly peaceful protesters” for a couple of weeks.
Sadly, black cops’ jobs don’t seem to matter to the Black Lives Matter crowd.
The Rochester, N.Y., police chief and command staff just walked out following riots and mob calls for his ouster because of the March death of a man who may have been high on PCP and having a psychotic breakdown days after he was taken to the hospital by police.
Police Chief La’Ron Singletary said he was done because of the attempt to “destroy my character” by Black Lives Matter, Inc™ protesters and others who spent the weekend rioting, looting, and burning down buildings in Rochester.
Singletary is only 40 — one of the younger police chiefs in the country. He certainly wasn’t thinking of retirement just yet.
This battle is being won by the BLM crowd with disturbing ease in progressive cities; there is almost no defense of the police by elected Democrats in those cities.
It’s easy to say — as I have on many occasions — that these cities deserve the misery that they’ll experience with an under-funded and diminished police presence. The disruption—or flat-out destruction—of so many cops’ careers is horrible, however, and happening too quickly.
This year just keeps being a bad movie that never ends.
There are a lot more of these Jeopardy! skits than I remembered.
Most people don’t look as good in hats as they think they do.
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PJ Media senior columnist and associate editor Stephen Kruiser is a professional stand-up comic, writer, and recovering political activist who edits and writes PJ's Morning Briefing, aka The Greatest Political Newsletter in America. His latest book, Straight Outta Feelings, is a humorous exploration of how the 2016 election made him enjoy politics more than he ever had before. When not being a reclusive writer, Kruiser has had the honor of entertaining U.S. troops all over the world.
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