Sacramento police struggled to get cooperation from bystanders who taunted them last Wednesday, June 19, while cordoning off the scene of a shootout that led to the death of an officer. Violence, disrespect, and distrust toward law enforcement officers, whether state and local police or Border Patrol, has worsened in the last ten years.
Police-community relations have suffered ever since former President Obama and his administration welcomed the cop-hating Black Lives Matter to the White House, and justified the riots and violence against police officers in various cities. As of Monday, June 24, 2019, twenty-five police officers have been shot and killed in the line of duty since January 1, 2019.
Officer Tara O’Sullivan of the Sacramento PD was shot and killed while responding to a domestic violence call. One day later, Corporal Jose Espericueta of the Mission TX PD was shot and killed as he and other officers attempted to apprehend a subject who had threatened family members. Two days later, Police Officer Michael Langsdorf of the North County Police Dept. in Missouri was shot and killed after responding to a call involving a man attempting to cash a fraudulent check.
While liberals and leftists claim that guns are the problem, that fact is that some segments of American society have accepted a culture of violence. For example, during the 2019 Memorial Day weekend in Chicago, at least 52 people were shot, eight of them fatally in a city where bad behavior and violence has become common. None of these shootings were police related.
Liberals have excused and justified uncivilized behavior, and the poverty industry that claims to address the problems, in reality, prospers and profits from the social chaos. People have been taught to be victims, and to distrust and disrespect law and order, and law enforcement officers specifically.
The “civil rights” movement is no longer about equality, but about revenge. Young people especially are exposed to artists, sports stars, music, and entertainment that glorifies low-class, uncivilized behavior rather than positive, uplifting life-styles.
I am an American of Mexican descent, and I have never feared or distrusted the police or the border patrol. Perhaps it’s because I was taught in my home to obey, not fear the law.
Law enforcement officers put their lives on the line daily to protect our lives and property. They deserve our respect.