Are cops perfect? Of course not. And no one should expect them to be. But every single day, under the most difficult conditions, the police protect us from the bad guys. In other words, they do their job and they do it well. Former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke makes it very clear: cops are not the problem.
The excellent PragerU video linked below describes exactly how I feel about law enforcement, and about the villains that vilify the men and women that put their lives on the line for us day in and day out.
Here are some of my favorite quotes:
The police aren’t the problem. The politicians and activists are. The police didn’t create the failed urban policies that have locked people into generational poverty. The police aren’t responsible for fatherless homes, failing schools and bad lifestyle choices. And they sure as hell aren’t responsible for the lack of respect shown to police officers. It is this lack of respect for authority, fostered over decades by the progressive left and its fear the police narrative, that has led to the deaths of so many young black men….
Why is it that groups like Black Lives Matter — I call them Black Lies Matter, because it’s based on the falsehood that police represent a danger to black people — are celebrated by the media and politicians? All this is taking a toll on cops. And even more tragically, on the law abiding citizens in the neighborhoods that most need a strong police presence. The murder rates in these neighborhoods is going up because lawful, aggressive policing is going down… Why, police officers reason, put your career at risk if 30 seconds of smart phone video, taken out of context, can destroy it? Here’s the truth. Police aren’t afraid of of walking the streets or being shot by random criminals. They’re afraid of being involved in an incident that would label them forever as trigger-happy racists. Are there bad cops? I know first hand that there are. I’ve had to fire them. But the overwhelming majority are good, decent men and women concerned about the law-abiding citizens in the communities they serve, and are willing to put their lives on the line to protect them. Those who try to convince you either out of ignorance or out of some ideological agenda that the police are the enemy, those are the people you should fear. Run from them, not the cops.
Click below to watch the video on PragerU.com: