The latest attack on law enforcement is regarding their interaction with the mentally ill because of the police handling of some situations, which resulted in deaths. Progressives and the liberal news media are scapegoating law enforcement officers. However, rather than blaming them, some serious questions need to be asked and discussed.
For example, what is an ill person’s and their family’s responsibility to avoid an incident that requires police intervention? Shouldn’t someone, particularly the family, be responsible for making sure they are taking their medications?
Also, shouldn’t the family be responsible for monitoring the potential for violence and alerting medical staff and law enforcement?
If the person is violent, shouldn’t they be hospitalized to protect themselves and the public?
Where is the responsibility for someone who continually stops taking their medications, and where is the responsibility for a family that “protects” a potentially violent person?
We need to build more hospitals to house “repeat offenders” who have shown their unwillingness or inability to be responsible and regularly stop taking their medications. We must also hold families responsible who don’t monitor their mentally ill relatives, especially if they are violent.
Liberals refuse to take responsibility for another failed social policy, and leftists are using these tragedies for their anti-law enforcement agenda.
Police do their best to handle situations with mentally ill people, but there should be health intervention long before it reaches them. Let have an honest discussion about mental health and stop blaming the police.
The Bexar County DA, Joe Gonzales, (a George Soros financed politician) admits he's reviewing all police-related shootings. He should be prosecuting more criminals and investigating Black Lives Matter.
The latest "reexamination" is about a man who pulled a gun on an off duty police officer, was shot. The matter was already investigated and showed that the suspect was shot when he pulled a gun on the officer.
However, the DA and the leftists want a different outcome. Black Lives Matter leaders insist "bad police officers" are being protected by the San Antonio Police Officers Association and by the "white justice system."
Gonzales should stop decriminalizing crimes and lowering the threshold for prosecutions. He and the leftist radicals are demoralizing the police with the eventual goal of abolishing local police departments.
It's "open season" on the police and the justice system, and another dig against law and order. Sadly, the local news media is helping to carry the anti-police message.
A Saul Alinsky group fronting for the radical Black Lives Matter called “Fix SAPD” has started gathering signatures over Labor Day weekend for a petition aimed at dismantling the San Antonio Police Officers Association in San Antonio. BLM groups across the nation are engaged in similar efforts as another way to defund and dismantle police departments. It also leaves police officers vulnerable to the liberal/leftist Democrats that run the city.
Fix SAPD claims they don’t want to abolish the police but want “police accountability.” However, their supporters continually scream to "abolish" the police and defund the police department. Their dislike for law and order is seen in their disruptive and lawless behavior, including protesting in quiet neighborhoods and removing statues.
Attacking SAPOA is meant to leave the individual police officers at the mercy of a liberal/leftist city government that has openly sided with Black Lives Matter. Their anti-police attitude is seen in their actions, comments, and policies.
The citizens of San Antonio need a strong police force with high morale, and SAPOA helps to provide that support for officers. If SAPOA is abolished, it will be difficult for the city to recruit and hire good quality officers, and public safety will suffer.
Instead of abolishing an organization that supports law and order like SAPOA, citizens should oppose one that encourages lawlessness, that excuses and justifies racial strife, and which demand taxpayer money to promote their anti-America agenda.
The citizens and voters of San Antonio must oppose “Fix SAPOA” and not sign their anti-police petition.
Hypersensitive leaders in New Braunfels TX, including the local news media and the mayor, are upset because a Black Lives Matter flag was dragged by a Trump-supporter truck at a recent rally. They are apologizing and distancing themselves from the incident because no one wants to be accused of being "racist" by the Left of the news media.
Ironically, leaders and the news media don't say anything about the desecration or burning an American flag. No one seems to be afraid of being openly anti-American.
It shows the upside-down, anti-American values progressives and the news media have. Americans need to stand firm to defend the symbols of freedom and national unity.
“Hell” knows no fury like a scorned woman, and Sculley has been “scorned” by the Firefighters’ and Police officers’ association and the taxpayers of the San Antonio. They caused her to lose several political fights at SA City Hall and eventually her job.
In Sculley’s book “Greedy Bastards,” she spins her version of events and claims the police and firefighters prevented her from better serving the City. She focuses on their “greed” for not renegotiating their contracts, which she claimed hurt the City financially.
However, Sculley ignores some critical points. Public safety is a reason for paying local taxes. Unlike downtown redevelopment, Pre-K for SA, and a land bridge for deer, public safety is an essential service that a local government should provide its citizens.