Cops face relentless threats as politicians sway toward criminals

Last week was National Police Week. It was an opportunity to celebrate the dangerous and thankless work of law enforcement and police officers across the country. This achievement was made clear by the addition of 282 names. national law enforcement monumentPolicymakers and ordinary citizens would do well not just to commemorate the war dead, but to consider the relationship of our society and culture to the rule of law and what civil society should be, because civil society needs to be in a better place.

In the wake of the recent chaos of pro-Hamas protests on campuses across the country, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has taken a completely unexpected action. Officials decided to move funding away from the school’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, redirecting about $2.3 million. Return to public safety. While this is certainly welcome news for law-abiding students and faculty, it is unfortunate that too many local governments are still clinging to the movement to defund the police. Considering this, this is a surprising development.

Without men and women willing to risk their lives, laws designed to keep our communities safe are just suggestions.

So let’s look at the current facts. 138 law enforcement officers Last year, I lost my life in the line of duty, and another person died in the line of duty. 378 people were shot. We need to stop the chaos. A typical fallen officer has served 15 years and on average he leaves behind two children.

Following the first efforts to defund the police, cities across the country cut millions Funds were cut from law enforcement budgets to appease the demands of the radical left. As a matter of course, crime has increased Across the country, criminals are emboldened.

In another surprising development, many law enforcement officers, by political direction or, in many cases, state, local, and national politicians side with criminals over officers. The basic knowledge that it was likely dissuaded him from actually enforcing the law. choose. Emotions and crowd control won out, not facts and evidence.

Now, the threat of defunding comes from a less direct but still political cause: the border crisis. Denver recently cut a massive $8 million from its police department to subsidize the influx of illegal aliens into the city. and I support that decision..

The law does not force itself. Without men and women willing to risk their lives every day to protect and serve their fellow citizens, laws intended to keep our communities safe and well-being would be mere suggestions. It doesn’t work. As long as humans have a corrupt nature, there will always be those who seek to commit evil and violence for their own purposes. And as long as those people are there, we’re going to need police.

No amount of experimentation with crime-softening policies will ever change the facts about human nature. This is what has always happened throughout recorded human history. To think otherwise is a form of reckless pride that leaves police and law-abiding civilians at the mercy of the lawless. This is exactly what we’ve seen unfolding across this country since this movement to defund the police began.

That’s why the Pipe Hitter Foundation exists. We support our law enforcement officers at a time when many others do not. We provide financial support and legal defense to police officers who are unfairly targeted by anti-cop politicians and policies. We also relentlessly and unapologetically support our military and first responders, promoting and defending them, their families, and their integrity.

Companies that take no inventory at all will go out of business. In a country that never takes stock of public safety, the rule of law will disappear. That’s exactly what we’ve been watching unfold for four years. UNC-Chapel Hill sounded the alarm and actually heeded it. It’s time for politicians and policymakers across the country to follow suit.