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Driving under the influence of Trump Derangement Syndrome

If you think you’re having a bad day, spare a thought for this unhinged liberal who decided to sound off at Trump supporters while behind the wheel and crashing into the car in front all the while providing front row seats to the police behind her.

We always wonder how showing such intolerance can endear normal people to think the opposition is a viable and credible alternative.

Nisswa mayor arrested by cops for disorderly conduct

Good!

Nisswa, MN Mayor Fred Heidmann was arrested by his own police force for disorderly conduct and obstructing the legal process.

The mayor rattled off all manner of expletives at the officers (video contained in previous link) who eventually got sick of his rant and put him in his place.

Despite polite requests to move to a safe area away from the highway he told the officers that he was the “mayor of this f’ing town!”

Nisswa Police Chief Craig Taylor said, “I’m disappointed and extremely sad that an elected official feels justified in inserting himself into a traffic stop that has nothing to do with him and feels it is appropriate to yell and swear at two officers from two jurisdictions that are doing nothing more than trying to do their jobs and making people safe.”

#DefendThePolice

Portland Prosecutor’s clown show

Who knew? Days after Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler (Democrat) admitted peaceful protestors who tried to burn buildings with people inside were “committing murder“, his District Attorney Mike Schmidt said that most rioters wouldn’t be prosecuted.

Fear not, there is good reason for that. The newly elected DA is an avowed SJW who has been endorsed by Black Lives Matter co-founder Shaun “Talcom X” King’s political action committee, Real Justice PAC. Its goals include the ending of cash bail, the opening of prisons, and the defunding of police. What could possibly go wrong?

The list of crimes which wouldn’t cause charges to be laid includes:

• interfering with a police officer

• disorderly conduct

• criminal trespass

• harassment

• escape in the 3rd degree

• riot (sometimes in some circumstances)

All forgiven and forgotten.

Never mind that 500 arrested. Why so lenient? It was the “police” that caused rioters to react because they used tear gas or other crowd-control measures causing rioters to “instinctively lash out.

We wonder how the conversations between insurance companies and local businesses will go down when criminals will be slapped on the wrist with a feather duster.

What a joke! Add this to the other activists pretending to be impartial. We wrote about that here.

86% of Americans polled want more police not less

Gallup released a poll this week and discovered that 81% of blacks want police spending the same amount of time if not more in their communities vs 88% for whites, 83% for Hispanics and 72% for Asian Americans.

In aggregate, 86% of the almost 35,000 polled voted for the same/more police presence.

Good.

George Floyd arrest body cam footage

Ben Shapiro breaks down the bodycam footage of George Floyd’s arrest which shows he was saying he couldn’t breathe from the beginning. Officers listened to his request to keep the windows down, to stay with him and showed no intent to murder him.

The end result is that Floyd still needlessly died while in the custody of Derek Chauvin who didn’t need to be on his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. Suffice to say Floyd’s autopsy revealed that he did not die of asphyxiation as was commonly claimed by the media.

We can imagine how rioting will reignite if Chauvin is acquitted of murder and charged with a lesser crime of aggravated assault.

The mainstream media will be only to glad to whip up misinformation for ratings as evidenced by the recent open letters from former staff at the NYT and MSNBC.

We are not at the beginning of the end but the end of the beginning. It looks like another case of an overeager DA looking to prosecute charges before seeing all the evidence. That’s the problem. Going for maximum sentences without knowing all of the facts means that over-promising and under-delivering becomes toxically incendiary.

When political correctness alienates half your audience

It appears that A&E Network decided to can it’s popular ‘Live PD‘ program about cops busting criminals and serving the community because it didn’t want to be seen to glorify the law enforcement profession.

As Forbes noted,

According to data from Nielsen, A&E’s prime time viewership between June 11 and July 19 was 498,000 people. That number is 49% less than from this period last year and the key demographics of adults 18-49 and 25-54 declined 55% and 53%, respectively.

At times, Live PD and it’s derivatives made up 85% of eyeballs for A&E which reached audiences of up to 1.9m viewers.

Seems like a case of corporate suicide. Let’s kneel at the altar of political correctness even when the paymasters weren’t asking for it.

Police officers explode at their (so called) leaders

A powerful video exposing the true feelings of law enforcement officers due to conditions created by cowardly Democrat leaders who wish to defund them. One Milwaukee police chief said his officers are being followed home by the mob!

NYPD Blues – 411% surge in cops quitting the force

It seems that NYPD officers are quitting in force after Mayor Bill DeBlasio said he’d cut $1 billion off its budget.

Yesterday the NYPD claimed that 179 cops filed for retirement between June 29 and Monday, a 411% increase over the 35 who quit during the same time period in 2019.

One NYPD cop said, “There’s just droves and droves of people retiring. But there’s no surprise here, who the hell wants to stay on this job?…Why would you want to stay on this job when people don’t appreciate what you do?”

Between June 29 and July 5, NYC saw 74 shooting incidents with 101 victims versus 26 shootings with 33 victims during that time last year. Meanwhile, 18 people were murdered in NYC last week — 6 more than the same period last year.

Defund the police? Seems like De Blasio will have to Defend the NYPD soon before he has a crimewave on his hands.

DEFENDING not DEFUNDING

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The mainstream media would never go out of its way to report the positive interactions between civilians and the police.

We might ask ourselves whether tearing down statues, looting and rioting heal division or random acts of kindness?

So we are eating at Cracker Barrel this morning. There are 4 officers behind us eating. And this middle-aged Black man came over and asked for their tickets and said he was paying for their meals. He wouldn’t take a no from them. He then thanked them for their public service and wished them a safe day on the job. Every officer stood up and thanked the man while shaking his hand.

With all the craziness in the world right now, all the hatred and people being divisive, it’s a good thing to see stuff like this. It’s also a good reminder that we are all human and not to ever judge anyone by their uniform or skin colour.

This happened in Pell City, Alabama.❤
~~Riley Lowry
#KindnessHeals #GenerosityWins #GratitudeWins #Honor #Respect #DrCC”

Thanks Jon Jon for the flag.

What happened when Baltimore went soft on crime

Arrests chg

In April 2015, a black man by the name of Freddie Gray died from injuries sustained in a police van. His death sparked outrage and riots in Baltimore. The 6 officers (3 black, 3 white) who faced trial for his death were either acquitted or had the charges dropped.

According to Larry Elder, despite claims that the city was suffering from systemic racism at the time of his death, the mayor of Baltimore City was black, the AG was black, the police chief was black, his deputy was black, the majority of the command centre was black and the city council members were predominantly black and all Democrat. We shouldn’t forget that the US president was also black.

As a result of the riots that followed Gray’s death, the Baltimore City Police Department (BCPD) went soft on crime. Police actions fell off a cliff. Arrests had been declining for years but decelerated even quicker post-2015.

From 2014 to 2017, dispatch records show the number of field interviews fell 70%. Suspected narcotics offences reported by police fell 30%. The number of people BCPD reported seeing with outstanding warrants dropped by half.  The acting police commissioner admitted, “In all candour, officers are not as aggressive as they once were, pre-2015. It’s just that fact.

Rape surged.

Rapes

Homicides exploded. In 2017, Baltimore hit its highest per-capita murder rate ever. It was double Chicago’s rate and in absolute numbers higher than New York, a city 14 times as populous.

Homicides

An informal survey of 15% of BCPD officers taken by the council showed that officers were afraid to make arrests in the aftermath. A third of those surveyed had served in BCPD for over 20 years.

40% said they felt “inadequately trained

43% said they do not feel “comfortable making self-initiated arrests

68% said they do not feel “city leadership supports law enforcement.”

74% said they “feel restricted by the consent decree,”

78% said they felt the department had “lowered hiring standards.

One officer responded, “Morale won’t rise until the Department and its officers receive consistent public support from the Mayor, City Council and State’s Attorney. No one is asking that corruption be tolerated. What we are asking is that when we investigate crimes and make arrests or issue citations that our elected leaders support us when we encounter resistance.

Another mentioned, “We don’t have enough people in my unit. The volume of cases we have is absurd given our manpower. It leads to mistakes, and inadequate follow up investigations which lead to sloppy prosecutions. None of which is for lack of trying.

A shortage of funds? The budget for the BCPD has grown from $455 million in FY2015 to $536 million for FY2020, begging the question of why arrests and prosecution of crime haven’t matched the increased spending?

When analysing the breakdown of the BCPD budget, composition matters. Police patrolling will decline from $253 million in 2015 to $202 million in the 2020 budget. The number of police allocated to patrol will fall from 1,851 to 1,363 during the same period. Administration expenses will jump from $44 million to $94 million. Crime investigation will rise from $52 million to $53 million off from the low of $35 million in 2019.

Just as we saw with our study on fire services around Australia at the time of the bushfires, more money doesn’t always lead to better outcomes if those custodians don’t have the skills to sensibly allocate those extra dollars.

Like many government bureaus or departments, it doesn’t appear to be a question of just throwing more money at policing but far better stewardship of funds, a more defined focus of mission and a council that supports law enforcement by cutting red tape which leads to the types of outcomes that benefit the community at large.

Woke policing doesn’t work. Baltimore is proof.