Crime and violence impact all parts of society and the community, and liberal, soft-on-crime policies excuse, tolerate, and encourage more crime and worse crime. The citizens of San Antonio need to understand this connection and act to address it. Here are some examples.
Crime and violence keep rising in San Antonio, and still, liberals and leftists keep attacking the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) to dismantle it, demoralize the officers, and harm public safety. There is a new city charter amendment proposed designed to limit police activities, and a law enforcement task force that could benefit public safety, but in which SAPD does not participate.
On June 10, 2020, San Antonio’s version of “Black Live Matter” called then “Fix SAPD” vowed to dismantle the San Antonio Police Officers Association, to force their control over police officers including the hiring, promotion, discipline, and firing of officers. The anti-police radicals do not want justice, they want revenge and power so they can enforce laws.
It has been a deadly week for police officers across the country. Five officers were killed, and four more were wounded in 72 hours. The liberal politicians, leftist community leaders, and the liberal news media have created an anti-police atmosphere where criminals are excused because of income and race, laws are ignored, and police are vilified.
In San Antonio, Democrats, the liberal news media, and Marxist community leaders don’t want to defund the police openly. Instead, they want to demoralize, disarm, and sue them into poverty.
I have been speaking to and listening to San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) officers for several months and I have learned a lot about their work and their morale. They are a great bunch of people, but the national and local politics have created a hostile work environment for them. Most are discouraged and some are suffering from depression.
After listening to these officers and analyzing some current SAPD policies for doing police work, it is apparent that leadership at SAPD is failing them. The SAPD leadership seems more interested in political correctness than in good common sense police work and public safety.
Five police officers were shot in the past 12 hours in Pennsylvania and Illinois as the War on Police continues. Meanwhile, San Antonio news media talks about the high suicide rate among SAPD officers.
However, the local news media doesn’t say anything nor blame the politicians and leftist community leaders who have created a hostile work environment for the police officers who try to do their job.
Liberal/leftist newspapers like The Current, The Observer, and the SA Report fan anti-police sentiment. They undermine public safety with liberal/leftist biased reports that present law enforcement officers as racist bullies.
Also, local TV news like KSAT seems to celebrate when police officers are disciplined but rarely mentions when repeat offenders criminals are arrested. They also don’t report on why repeat offenders are released or if they are illegal aliens.
The local news media is helping create a hostile work environment for police officers which contributes to the high crime in Bexar County and San Antonio. The news media pretends to hold the public accountable but who holds the news media accountable?