Anti-Police activism is a cancer in America. And let's be crystal clear about who has stoked those flames: the Democratic left. Do not forget this, remember who is to blame when you go to punch your ballot in November. If you are on the fence about voting because you are unsure if your vote counts, DO NOT stand by and let the left destroy what is left of law and order.
It is critical to remember that Democrat politicians are absolutely against law and order. They've stood with the ACAB (All Cops Are Bad) anti-Police movement and are coming after your right to self-defense and God given Second Amendment rights. The Democratic left will not be content until you rely on them for your safety and well being.
The latest result of the anti-Police movement, supported by every Democrat politician, is the criminal charging of Police Officers forced to take a life in the process of doing their jobs. The prolific cases we will go over in a moment do not involve Officers with a shady past. The Officers involved are veterans of their departments who have been decorated for their service to the communities.
However, the Democratic left cannot fathom this. To them, every Police Officer is out there hunting down minorities, eager to kill the first one they come across. This is a downright, sickening lie. All data suggests that the vast majority of Law Enforcement Officers are incredible people willing to lay down their lives for complete strangers. Of course there are some bad apples and some unwilling to do their jobs. But these are edge cases and everyone agrees they should lose their badge.
With all that being said, let's look at the most recent cases that inspired this rant of an article.
NOTE: these may be actual cases of Police brutality. However, from the surface level, these appear to be witch hunts out to convict any Officer they can get their hands on.
Three Officers indicted for murder after tasing violent suspect
Three Crestview, Florida Officers responded to a 911 call where a woman was screaming for help. On arrival, Officers made contact with an erratic and aggressive subject potentially under the influence of drugs.
The subject became agitated and combative when Officers attempted to detain him as a suspect. The suspect violently resisted Officers who then attempted to tase him. This is standard practice and part of the use of force continuum utilized by most departments in the U.S.
However, in this case, it appears that the taser shock combined with the use of drugs was too much for the suspect and he died the next day.
The three Officers involved have been indicted for manslaughter. The problem with this is that from the surface level it sounds as if they were doing their job and following the use of force continuum. Not to mention, each of these Officers are seasoned veterans in their departments with 12, 7 and 3 years of experience. As far as we can determine, none of them have been charged or even investigated for excessive force.
Officers using less-lethal tools like tasers when trying to subdue violent suspects should not be charged with manslaughter if the subject dies, as long as they followed the standards set by their department. We cannot make it so that Police fear using their less-lethal tools. This will endanger both Law Enforcement and members of the community alike.
Officer charged with murder for shooting suspect trying to take service gun
If a violent suspect lays hands on an Officer, especially the Officer's taser or gun, they have escalated the situation to the highest level. Someone willing to take an Officer's weapon has forfeited their right to live. This is important because they may use that weapon on the Officer or on innocent civilians. One of the most critical rules in Law Enforcement is to ensure the Officer's weapon is not used against anyone except in defense of the Officer and the community.
In this case, a Grand Rapids, Michigan Officer is being charged with 2nd-degree murder and faces life in prison for killing a suspect who was trying to disarm him.
The incident began when the suspect immediately vacated a suspected stolen vehicle when the Officer initiated a traffic stop. This action immediately escalates the situation as citizens are expected to remain in the vehicle with hands visible in all traffic stops. This protects the Officer and the citizen and is the only way to get through a traffic stop without violence. Not to mention, stolen vehicle stops often end in violence so the Officer and suspect are already on edge.
In this case, the suspect vacated his vehicle and remained outside despite repeated orders by the Officer. After a few warnings, the suspect tried to flee and a foot pursuit began. After a short chase the suspect was tackled and a desperate fight ensued. The Officer deployed his taser twice but missed due to the subject attempting to wrestle the weapon away.
After more than 90 seconds of fighting over the weapon, the Officer drew his firearm and fired a single round. The bullet struck the suspect in the head and killed him on the spot.
Now, the Officer is facing life in prison as he's been charged with 2nd-degree murder. From the first hand accounts and video footage available to the public, this is an outrageous witch hunt for an Officer who did the best he could in a violent situation.
Remember, when a suspect tries to take an Officers weapon, they are willing to commit any act of violence and must be stopped.
It's time to stand up against the anti-Police movement and politicians who support it
It's important to note that the legal system in America, while flawed, is the most just system in the world. However, it is naive to think that anti-Police rhetoric spewed by activists and Democrat politicians is not swaying juries.
Judges and juries alike now consider the fact their city may face viscous riots if their decision does not match that of public opinion. Mainstream media has it's grip on many Americans, making them believe hateful, anti-Police ideologies.
How do you think this affects Law Enforcement? How many of the good cops are going to stick around if they will face life in prison for defending themselves and their communities? How many people who might make excellent Officers will pursue other lines of work because they know they will face persecution as a cop? Unfortunately, this is the plan. This will force America to look to the Federal Government for help, and we all know what happens when they take charge.
It's time for the law abiding, sensible American's to make our voices heard. This November, vote for freedom, support our Military and First Responders, and stand for law and order.