(Tea Party PAC) – It’s never been a good time to be a police officer. Individuals tasked with serving and protecting a community from criminal elements, with enforcing the law equally on all those who call that particular city or neighborhood home, have always known such a job was thankless and came with serious risk.
Folks have always had a bit of a rebel streak in them in regards to cops, yet these people have continued to put up with the nonsense over and over again for years piled on top of years. Well, thanks to the extreme anti-cop sentiment of the last few years, culminating in the insane riots and protests we’ve seen across the United States over the last month or so, it seems they’ve had enough.
Reports flooded in on Wednesday evening that cops were walking off their shifts or just not bothering to come in at all. These reports were authenticated by dispatchers who rattled off long lists of “code 12” calls which mean there was no on there to send a call to.
We’ve been hearing adamantly how the left wants to defund cops and in some instances abolish police departments. Now those protesters are getting their wish. A society without cops.
Here’s more from Gateway Pundit:
There are reports tonight that police officers in Atlanta, Georgia called off work tonight after murder charges were filed against Officer Garrett Rolfe in the death of Rayshard Brooks last weekend.
There are now audio clips of Atlanta police dispatchers giving a long list of “Code 12” which means there was no one to send to a call in.
Here’s a clip where a dispatcher is told that any “29,” meaning a fight in progress “where there’s nobody getting severely jacked up or weapons” will be “auto Code 12.”
Funny. I just listened to an Atlanta officer and dispatcher spend 14 minutes giving a long list of calls "Code 12," which means no report was taken because they didn't have anyone to send. #AtlantaScanner https://t.co/9hVBIJAx8X
— CWBChicago (@CWBChicago) June 18, 2020
CBS46 reported on the walkout tonight.
This is bad, bad news for the citizens of Atlanta. Criminals of all stripes will no doubt take advantage of the chaos and the absence of law and order to commit a wide array of crimes against innocent folk. At the end of the day, it’s not blood on the hands of the police officers, but on the hands of protesters who have brought this whole thing about due to their sheer stupidity.
We can acknowledge problems, systemically, with the abuse of power in some departments in our country. We can have that talk. What we can’t afford to do is get rid of police altogether. These lefties are about to understand why very soon.
Here’s more from CNN:
The police department said an unusual number of officers working the late shift had called out sick. The mayor said the city would be OK.
“There’s a lot happening in our cities, and our police officers are receiving the brunt of it, quite frankly,” Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said.
The city has shown its commitment to the officers through a pay raise, and “we expect that our officers will keep their commitment to our communities,” she said.
However, she thinks morale is down tenfold, she said.
“We do have enough officers to cover us through the night,” she said. “Our streets won’t be any less safe because of the number of officers who called out, but it is just my hope again that our officers will remember the commitment that they made when they held up their hand and they were sworn in as police officers.”
The mayor didn’t say how many officers had called out.
What is it going to take for liberals to get the picture? How many people have to suffer, to lose property, to be robbed, or worse, to die at the hands of a violent criminal before they pull themselves out of hysteria?
Let’s hope not many.
Featured image credit: ICMA Photos – flickr.com/photos/icma/3595505518