(Tea Party PAC) – Well, if this isn’t the perfect summary of 2020’s twisted view on law enforcement.
Animosity towards men and women in blue has gotten so severe, that Joe Biden may be ruling out VP candidates who have a history of working in law enforcement.
Meanwhile, some of the departments seem willing not only to roll over in the face of public criticism and calls to defund them, but they’re advising that residents do the same when targeted by criminals!
Whatever happened to “protect and serve”?! Now it’s just “let the thugs win”?! Oh, heck no.
Breitbart reports that:
The Minneapolis Police Department is advising residents of the city to “Be prepared to give up your cell phone and purse/wallet” if approached by robbers, and “Do not argue or fight with the criminal. Do as they say.”
The “robbery prevention tips” were circulated by the department and reported by local ABC affiliate KSTP-5. They advise that the city is suffering an increase in robberies and carjackings, especially in the 3rd Precinct — the area of the city in which George Floyd was killed in police custody on Memorial Day, and rioters destroyed police headquarters.
More chilling advice was documented on Twitter:
— Hennepin County Police & Fire monitoring (@HCP_FM) July 28, 2020
Minneapolis City Government tells residents to be ready to give up their phones and wallets and to always cooperate with criminals: pic.twitter.com/qQhw4YLRSY
— Kyle Hooten (@KyleHooten2) August 1, 2020
So is this what happened during the George Floyd riots in Minneapolis? Did police just let the protesters riot, loot, and destroy?
Several major American cities are reporting dramatic increases in crime, including shootings and homicide, since Floyd’s death sparked a fresh, election-season wave of Black Lives Matter protests (why don’t we ever talk about the fact that BLM has virtually been in hibernation since the last election?)
Meanwhile, a 99-year-old Minneapolis resident who bravely did not adhere to her limp-wristed police department’s “advice” was Evelyn Johnson, who fought an intruder.
”He thought he was just going to cover my mouth and smother me, but that didn’t happen. I fought him. We wrestled for quite a while, according to all my bruises,” she told KSTP.
What is the world coming to when an elderly woman is braver than her city’s police department?!
Breitbart also notes:
The Democrat-dominated Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved a resolution in June to abolish the police department — much to the chagrin of local leaders in the black community, who spoke out against the plan in July.
The local Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported that local black leaders had called the plan to abolish or defund the police “Egregious, grotesque, absurd, crazy, ridiculous.”
Featured image credit: Geoffrey Fairchild – flickr.com/photos/gcfairch/4189169360