There was a time when cops were feared and respected. But leaders are punishing police instead of criminals and it’s costing officers their lives.
With the rise of political correctness, the flaunted anti-police stances wannabe politicians tout during election season, and the all too frequent marches we see where police being slandered is the theme, it’s not all that unreasonable to see and understand why police nationwide are finding it more difficult to simply do they job they were hired to do. And with the brazen sentiments against law enforcement officials that are held by the “woke” culture, the job is becoming a lot more dangerous.
In a recent interview with “Fox & Friends: Weekend”, the founder of New York City Blue Lives Matter Joseph Imperatrice said that if police were allowed to “do their job” nationwide, there would be fewer people carrying illegal firearms.
The notion isn’t radical by any means; when police are able to actually, you know, enforce the law, it helps establish a culture that is more cognizant of action-to-consequence situational awareness. Essentially, the “I better think twice about this,” effect.
On Tuesday of this week, the Dayton Police Department announced via Twitter that Detective Jorge Del Rio “succumbed to a line of duty injury” after being shot twice in the face while serving a drug-related warrant. Del Rio, who was a 30-year veteran of the department, was shot while working with a Drug Enforcement Administration task force with regard to a suspected drug house that was located in northwest Dayton, according to Police Chief Richard Biehl.
In the aftermath of the shooting that transpired at the scene of the search; there was copious amounts of contraband seized that included fentanyl, marijuana, three weapons each containing a 30-round magazine, as well as cash suspected to be ill gotten gains according to investigators. The 39-year-old shooting suspect in the case, Nathan Goddard, has a slew of charges against him that could carry sentences ranging from life in prison, all the way to the death penalty.
While on “Fox & Friends: Weekend”, Imperatrice continued delivering his perspective on the state of affairs regarding police and the perception that potions of the general public hold against them. He told host Pete Hegseth that the growing numbers of police deaths in our country is happening because of misinformation from leaders across the nation.
Imperatrice drove his point home.
“And, they go out there and they think it’s okay. We have the incident going nationwide especially in New York City where people are going to get locked up and they’re going to be thrown back on the streets.”
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Imperatrice is all too familiar with the earlier expressed sentiment, as his childhood friend Daniel Pantaleo was essentially hung out to dry by New York’s Bill de Blasio and Commissioner James O’Neill in the wake of the Eric Garner media frenzy. Not to mention, de Blasio is not helping the anti-LEO climate in the least when he teaches his son that he should be afraid of the police because he’s bi-racial, even going so far as to reiterate those feelings during one of the debates during his short run for president.
Imperatrice added that criminals know that they “can pretty much push the envelope and get away with it” and that the perpetrator involved in the slaying of Detective Del Rio is “an individual with an indifference for human life that just willingly and intentionally killed an officer.”
We are heartbroken to announce the passing of Det. Jorge Del Rio who succumbed to a line of duty injury today November 7, 2019. Earlier today at Grandview Hospital, Det. Del Rio acted to save lives through the generous gift of organ donation.
Details on funeral services to come pic.twitter.com/au6xeuSj4l
— Dayton Police Dept. (@DaytonPolice) November 7, 2019
According to statistics, the number of police killed by gunfire the past three years was 136; and that isn’t even taking into consideration the number of those killed while they were off-duty.
When diving into the concept that there’s a link between police’s ability to do their job and the climate they’re subjected to, Imperatrice mentioned, “People aren’t afraid to carry firearms nowadays and if we allowed police officers nationwide to do their job, put fear into people that if they do get stopped they’re going to get locked up, less people are going to be carrying illegal firearms.”
We couldn’t agree more with that statement. It’s time for our police forces nationwide to be given the support from their communities and leaders to effectively do their jobs once again.
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