Over the last two years, we have heard from the media and Democratic politicians that the greatest threat to our democracy and security is the rise of Far-Right terrorist groups. I’m always quick to remind people that, while the events of January 6th were horrific, they lasted only 8 hours. In contrast, the summer of 2020 saw weeks of rioting, cities burning, businesses destroyed, and multiple innocent people killed.
This was followed by over a year of anti-police rhetoric from our liberal media and Democratic politicians. Even after those of us in law enforcement, from line-level cops to the head of the Department of Justice, warned of the consequences, everyone lined up to board the virtual signaling train. We then witnessed exactly what we had predicted: a mass exodus from the profession and an inability to recruit the next generation of cops. And because of it, crime rates are rapidly increasing two years later. Violent crime is on the rise. Property crime is on the rise. Overdoes on drugs are becoming a national epidemic. Today, law enforcement is in complete disarray.
The most troubling aspect of all of this is the normalization of anti-police rhetoric and the anti-police movement for an entire generation of young people. If you disagree, consider the nonsense we witnessed in Atlanta, GA this past weekend. If you are unfamiliar with the story, here is a synopsis.
Law enforcement was in the process of constructing a new statewide, multi-agency training facility. Anti-police and Pro-enviromental movements, which was empowered, supported, and funded by national left-wing anti-police organizers, attempted to halt the facility’s construction. The group established a makeshift city in the woods around the construction site and used violent tactics to harass and harm both construction workers and those protecting them. Local authorities had had enough and launched an operation to remove the people and encampment. During the operation, one of the protestors shot a police officer, escalating the situation. The suspect was killed in the course of a gunfight. Following that, cars and buildings in Atlanta burned.
Was the suspect, whose identity I will not reveal, a member of a minority protesting police brutality or social justice? Nope. Did he spend his life being harassed by police while walking the streets of the United States? Nope. He was a Panamanian national who was a member of an environmental activist group. Last time I checked, the environmental movement, like the social justice movement, was founded on far-left wing ideology.
Nothing about this is mentioned in the media coverage. Instead, you’ve got what’s become the norm. There has been a lot of media coverage that is critical of the police and their actions. To reiterate, according to all available evidence, the suspect opened fire on the police without warning, striking one of them and dying when authorities returned fire. If you listened to much of the new coverage last weekend, we then had more “fiery but peaceful protests” across Atlanta.
This is what happens when it is politically and financially advantageous to demonize the ONLY group that exists to protect and keep people safe. How is that decision looking now for those who jumped on board? Politicians have run the other way in the last year, claiming that they have always supported the police. Fortunately, we have this thing TV and can listen to what they had to say later. What about the corporate world? What are CNN’s ratings? Is there anything interesting going on there… or on Twitter?
Unfortunately, the damage has already been done. The law enforcement profession has been harmed for a generation, and the average citizen will bear the brunt of the consequences. To blame are left-wing politicians and the left-wing media. Do you ever wonder how you might become a victim? It is most likely the result of the general increase in crime that has been the logical and predicted result of the past two years, rather than some right-wing terrorist organization.