A Black Lives Matter affiliated group in San Antonio called “Fix SAPD” is lobbying SA City Hall to roll back the San Antonio Police Officers Association’s collective bargaining. They want to limit SAPOA’s ability to defend police officers by ending an arbitration process that makes it difficult to fire alleged “corrupt” officers. This is an effort to erode one more piece of law enforcement to undermine law and order in San Antonio.
Meanwhile, the City had three violent and deadly incidents within 48 hours, and it wasn’t even a weekend. Between Wednesday, July 15, and Friday, July 17, the following incidents were reported.
On Wednesday, domestic disturbance ended with a deadly shooting on the City’s Northeast side. Daniel Veliz, 36, was shot and killed outside a home in the 15900 block of Redwoods Manor.
Early on Thursday morning, a stabbing occurred when two females were involved in a fight on the 900 block of Angela. Witnesses told police they saw the victim and a suspect fighting before the stabbing.
On Friday morning, SAPD was searching for the drivers of two cars that were involved in a crash on Division and Ferndale. SAPD officers said the vehicles crashed into a home, damaged four other vehicles, and knocked over two power poles. The drivers fled.
Please note that SAPD officers were NOT involved in any of the violent incidents.
While that may sound like a good idea to some people, the fact is the police officers’ association is the only organization that defends officers against usually frivolous complaints. Leftist protesters and criminals are quick to scream “police brutality” when officers do their job.
Also, police associations are often the only ones pushing back against the lawlessness as politicians capitulate to the leftist mobs. In SA, the mayor and most of the city council recently knelt in a city council meeting salute to BLM.
Publicly attacking and shaming any person or group that disagrees with the leftist mob is a favorite Saul Alinsky tactic, and this is what “Fix SAPD” is doing. SAPOA’s sin is defending the police officers and the SAPD, which the leftist mob wants to destroy.
Sadly, the leftist/liberal SA Mayor Ron Nirenberg and a majority of the City Council have sided with the left-wing mob on all their demands so far. They no doubt will side with them against the police on this issue, too.
BLM, ANTIFA, the liberal news media, and Democrats are undermining the Constitution and all symbols of America, and the police, ICE, and the military have become their prime targets. San Antonio citizens and voters need to understand that the leftist mob wants to weaken law enforcement, not “fix” it.
If community leaders and politicians want to fix anything, they should fix the anti-social behavior that plagues communities.
San Antonio needs to wake up and push back against the leftist mobs before it’s too late. Defend the police; defund left-wing mob and their political supporters.