USA- According to records from the National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) and the Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP), a total of 60 police officers across 45 U.S. states and territories have been shot and killed in the line of duty since the beginning of 2021 (January 1st – December 3rd).
Our hearts are with the loved ones of the @MesquitePD_TX officer who passed away this evening after being shot in the line of duty.
This tragedy is a solemn reminder of the risks our officers take every day by putting their lives on the line to serve & protect our communities. pic.twitter.com/cOhSFDD8ah
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) December 4, 2021
The FOP is the world’s oldest and largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers. The organization proudly represents more than 364,000 members from more than 2,100 lodges.
As Breitbart News reported, this is nearly a 28 percent increase in fatal shootings of police officers compared to all of 2020 when 47 officers were shot and killed in the line of duty.
As of November 30th, FOP records confirm that 314 police officers have been shot since the beginning of the year. One hundred and nineteen of those shootings reportedly occurred in the midst of 95 separate ambush-style attacks on officers, resulting in 28 of the total gunfire deaths. Since 2020, ambush-style attacks on police have increased by nearly 130 percent.
The FOP defines an “ambush-style” attack as:
“An ambush-style attack is defined as when an officer is struck by gunfire without any warning or opportunity to defend themselves.”
Praying for a strong recovery for this Clay County sheriff’s deputy who was shot in the line of duty today in Clay City. Our police put their lives on the line every day to protect and serve their communities. https://t.co/ttC3RDp2k5
— Senator Mike Braun (@SenatorBraun) December 3, 2021
According to ODMP data, three police officers have been killed in the first four days of December. Madison “Skip” Nicholson, a reserve police deputy, was killed in gunfire in Wilcox County, Alabama on December 1st.
Mesquite, Texas police officer Richard Houston II was shot and killed in gunfire on December 3rd while St Louis County, Missouri detective Antonio Valentine was killed in a vehicle pursuit on December 1st.
The strong increase in fatal shootings of police comes after 2020 being marked with a string of anti-law enforcement riots and the start of the devastating “Defund the Police” movement, which took momentum after the death of George Floyd.
In addition to this, bail reform measures where cash bail has been abolished or reduced in favor of immediate jail release for suspects charged with violent crimes in states like New York, California, and Illinois, have dramatically increased the number of repeat violent criminals who are back on the streets within hours of committing those crimes.
Officer Richard Houston who was fatally shot in the line of duty on Friday was a 21-year police veteran and a married father of three children, officials announced on Saturday. https://t.co/3Rv9EkQ7bh
— KENS 5 (@KENS5) December 5, 2021
According to the FOP data, in 2019, there were 293 officers in total shot and 50 killed. In 2020, there were 313 officers in total shot and 47 killed, and so far in 2021, there have been 314 officers shot with 58 killed. For 2021, states with the highest number of police being shot are:
Alabama with 15 shootings;
California with 21 shootings;
Florida and Georgia both with 17 shootings;
Illinois with 25 shootings;
New York with 10 shootings;
North Carolina with 12 shootings;
Ohio with 11 shootings; and
Texas with an astonishing 42 shootings.
The FOP data also revealed that in 2020, 49 percent of shooting incidents involved a discernible element of premeditation, which was a 7 percent increase over 2019. In 2019, the FOP partnered with the National Blue Alert Network to collect and analyze data on reported shootings of law enforcement officers nationwide.
Officer Sean Houle was shot in the head, neck and hand nine months ago while trying to make an arrest. Now, he's set to medically retire from the force at the end of the year alongside his K-9 best friend. https://t.co/ywf0i55Sas
— WAVY TV 10 (@WAVY_News) November 29, 2021
The National Blue Alert Network supports the use and integration of Blue Alert plans throughout the U.S. in order to “rapidly disseminate information to law enforcement agencies, the media and the public to aid in the apprehension of violent criminals who have killed or seriously injured an officer in the line of duty.”
Editor note: In 2020, we saw a nationwide push to “defund the police”. While we all stood here shaking our heads wondering if these people were serious… they cut billions of dollars in funding for police officers.
And as a result, crime has skyrocketed – all while the same politicians who said “you don’t need guns, the government will protect you” continued their attacks on both our police officers and our Second Amendment rights.
And that’s exactly why we’re launching this national crowdfunding campaign as part of our efforts to help “re-fund the police”.
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Since the left started their “defund the police”, 130 officers have been killed in the line of duty. Say their names.
August 13th, 2021
The following contains editorial content written by a retired Chief of Police and current staff writer for Law Enforcement Today.
USA- If Donald Trump can be blamed for the so-called “insurrection” at the Capitol on January 6, along with the death of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick and four other officers with the USCP and the DC Metro Police who have since committed suicide, we think that turnabout is fair play.
With that said, the following police officers have all been killed in the line of duty since Democrats began their calls to defund the police. Take note of those officers who were either shot and killed, or otherwise deliberately killed. In our opinion, those deaths are squarely on Democrats.
With that in mind, we put the deaths of a majority of the following officers squarely on Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Sens. Corey Booker (D-NJ), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and numerous others; Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Cori Bush (D-MO), and others; and finally Vice President Kamala Harris and President Joe Biden. All of these individuals have called to defund the police, demonized police, or fomented violence against police.
Since the death of George Floyd, 130 police officers in total have been killed in the line of duty as of August 10, 2021. Below is a comprehensive list of all officers killed since May 25, 2020. The officers are, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page (OMDP):
- 5/27/20- Officer Cody Holte, Grand Forks, ND., shot and killed serving an eviction notice
- 5/28/20- Officer Nathan Lyday, shot and killed during a domestic disturbance in Ogden, UT.
- 6/2/20- Lt. Stephen Williams, Moody AL., shot and killed responding to a service call
- 6/3/20- Sheriff Andrew Clark, DeKalb County, GA., killed in a car crash
- 6/6/20- Dep. Sgt. Damon Gutziller, Santa Cruz (CA) Sheriff’s Office, shot and killed responding to a suspicious motor vehicle
- 6/5/20- Animal Control Officer Darrian Young, Monroe County, MI., hit by a drunk driver
- 6/12/20- Dep. Sheriff James Blair, Mendenhall, MS., shot and killed by psych patient
- 6/13/20- Officer Dale Provins died from injuries sustained in a car crash in Pittsburgh, PA
- 6/18/20- Officer Destin Legieza, Brentwood TN., died in a car crash
- 6/25/20- Corrections Officer Richard Bianci died in a car crash near Redding, CA.
- 6/30/20- Sgt. Craig Johnson shot and killed conducting a traffic stop in Tulsa, OK.
- 7/1/20- Officer Jason Judd, Peoria, AZ., died in a motorcycle crash
- 7/4/20- Officer Anthony Dia, Toledo, OH., shot and killed by a drunk at a hardware store
- 7/11/20- Officer Edelmiro Garza, McAllen, TX., shot to death responding to domestic disturbance
- 7/11/20- Officer Ismael Chavez, shot and killed in the same incident in McAllen, TX.
- Officer Jonathan Shoop, Bothell, WA., shot and killed during a vehicle pursuit
- 7/19/20- Dep. Sheriff William Garner, Franklin County, GA., struck and killed by a vehicle
- 7/25/20- Dep. Sheriff Dylan Pickle, Monroe County, MS., struck by car at safety checkpoint
- 7/31/20- Michigan State Trooper Caleb Starr hit by a drunk driver in Ionia County, MI.
- 8/9/20- Off. Sheena Yarbrough-Poweel killed by drunk driver, Beaumont, TX.
- 8/27/20- Officer Bryan Brown shot and killed while attempting to apprehend an armed driver on tribal lands in Arizona
- 8/30/20- Officer Tamarris Bohannon died after being shot in an ambush the previous day in St. Louis
- 9/2/20- Cpl. Bryant Searcy, Wayne County, MI., died after being assaulted by prisoner
- 9/3/20- Capt. Stanley Elrod, Madison County, GA., struck and killed by drunk driver
- 9/3/20- Det. James Skernivitz was shot and killed while working undercover in Cleveland, OH.
- 9/7/20- Investigator Mario Herrera, Lincoln, NE., shot while serving a warrant
- 9/10/20- Dep. Sheriff Ryan Hendrix, Henderson County, N.C., shot and killed responding to auto burglary
- 9/25/20- Sgt. Ethan Kaskin, Anderson County, S.C., died in a car crash
- 9/29/20- Dep. Sheriff Kenny Ingram, Fulton County, GA., killed in a car crash
- 9/29/20- Dep. Sheriff Anthony White, Fulton County, GA., killed in the same crash
- 10/3/20- Off. Jacob Hancher, Myrtle Beach, S.C., shot and killed responding to a domestic disturbance
- 10/5/20- Det. Kevin Collins, Pine Bluff, AR., shot and killed responding to a call at a local hotel
- 10/16/20- Det. Curt Holland, killed by drunk driver in Commerce City, CO.
- 10/20-20- Sgt. Conley Jumper, Greenville County, S.C., struck by vehicle
- 10/20/20- Sgt. Harold Preston, Houston (TX) Police Dept., shot and killed responding to domestic disturbance
- 10/23/20- Cpl. Dep. Adam McMillan, Hamilton County, OH., bus struck his vehicle
- 10/30/20- Dep. Cpl. Daniel Abramovitz, Leavenworth County, KS., died in a car crash
- 11/5/20- Officer Marshall Waters, Mangham, Louisiana shot during a traffic stop
- 11/9/20- Sgt. Sean Rios, Houston Police Dept., TX., shot and killed by gunman in vehicle
- 11/12/20- Officer Travis Wallace, Helena, AR., shot and killed trying to arrest shoplifting suspect
- 12/1/20- Dep. Sheriff Jared Allison, Nash County, N.C., struck by car
- 12/2/20- Officer Andy Ornelas, Palmdale, CA., died from injuries sustained in motorcycle crash
- 12/3/20- Officer Cassie Johnson, Charleston, W.V., shot dealing with parking incident
- 12/11/20- Officer Tyler Herndon, Mount Holly, N.C., shot and killed responding to a burglary
- 12/16/20- Officer Jason Shuping, Concord, N.C., shot and killed intervening in a carjacking
- 1/1/21- Sgt. Gordon Best, North Myrtle Beach, S.C., killed in motor vehicle crash
- 1/2/21- Sgt. Daniel Mobley, DeKalb County, GA., struck by vehicle
- 1/6/21- Dep. Sheriff Jonathan Price, Marion County, S.C., died in car crash
- 1/11/21- Sheriff’s Cpl. Brian LaVigne, Hillsborough County, FL., died after cruiser was intentionally rammed
- 1/12/21- Lt. Cpl. Melton Gore, Horry County, S.C., struck by vehicle
- 1/14/21- Cpl. Christine Peters, Greenbelt, MD., struck by vehicle
- 1/18/21- Dep. Sheriff Adam Gibson, Sacramento, CA., shot and killed chasing suspect
- 1/18/21- Officer Brandon Stalker, Toledo, OH., shot and killed attempting to apprehend an arson suspect
- 2/1/21- Lt. Michael Boutte, Hancock County, MS., shot and killed responding to an attempted suicide
- 2/2/21- FBI Special Agent Laura Schwartzenberger, shot and killed serving an arrest warrant in Sunrise, FL.
- 2/2/21- FBI Special Agent Daniel Alfin, shot and killed serving an arrest warrant in Sunrise, FL.
- 2/4/21- Officer Darian Jarrott shot and killed during a traffic stop in Luna County, N.M.
- 2/13/21- Officer Mitchell Penton, Dallas, TX., struck and killed by drunk driver
- 2/17/21- Dep. Sheriff Michael Magli, Pinellas County, FL., struck and killed by drunk driver
- 2/21/21- Lt. Eugene Lasco, Michigan City, IN., stabbed to death by prison inmate
- 2/25/21- Dep. Sheriff Thomas Albanese, Los Angeles, CA., motorcycle crash
- 2/26/21- Reserve Dep. Constable Martinus Mitchum, New Orleans, LA., shot and killed during disturbance at basketball game.
- 2/26/21- Officer Dominic Winum, Stanley, VA., shot and killed during traffic stop
- 3/1/21- Capt. Justin Bedwell, Decatur County, GA., shot and killed during a car chase
- 3/3/21- Officer Jose Anzora, Los Angeles, CA., struck by vehicle
- 3/9/21- Officer Jesse Madsen, Tampa, FL., killed in vehicle collision
- 3/15/21- Border Patrol Agent Alejandro Flores-Banuelos, Salton City, CA., struck by vehicle
- 3/22/21- Officer Eric Talley, Boulder, CO., shot and killed during mass shooting at a grocery store
- 3/23/21- Correctional Officer Robert McFarland, beaten to death by inmates at Anamosa State Penitentiary, Anamosa, IA.
- 3/25/21= Illinois State Senior Master Trooper Todd Hanneken, killed in collision in Bondville, IL.
- 3/25/21- Cpl. Kyle Davis, Washington County, OK., died during struggle with inmate
- 3/31/21= Texas State Trooper Chad Walker, shot and killed in ambush near Mexia, TX.
- 3/29/21- Reserve Dep. Sheriff James Driver, Monroe County, LA., struck and killed by vehicle
- 4/2/21- Officer William Evans, US Capitol Police, Washington, DC., killed by terrorist trying to breach barricade at the U.S. Capitol
- 4/3/21- Lt. James Kouski, Hometown, IL., struck and killed by vehicle
- 4/3/21- Officer Brent Hall, killed in motor vehicle accident, Clinton, N.C.
- 4/6/21- Dep. Sheriff Christopher Knight, Bibb County, GA., stabbed to death
- 4/9/21- Sgt. James Smith, Grundy Center, IA., shot and killed during traffic stop
- 4/10/21- Dep. Sheriff Pat Barnes, Jefferson Davis County, MI., killed in car accident
- 4/27/21- Officer Anastasios Tsakos, New York City Police Department, killed (some believe deliberately) by drunk driver
- 4/28/21- Cpl. Keith Heacock, Delmar, DE., died after suspect stomped on his head
- 4/28/21- Sgt. Chris Ward, Watauga County, N.C., shot and killed during check welfare call
- 4/29/21- Dep. Sheriff Logan Fox, Watauga County, N.C., shot and killed during he same call as above
- 4/30/21- Officer Christopher Farrar, Chandler, AZ., struck by vehicle during car pursuit
- 5/10/21- Det. Luca Benedetti, San Luis Obispo, CA., shot and killed serving search warrant
- 5/10/21- Dep. Sheriff Samuel Leonard, Eden, TX., shot and killed while responding to call about a dog
- 5/10/21- Sgt. Stephen Jones, Eden, TX., shot and killed responding to the above call as well
- 5/11/21- Officer Jimmy Inn, Stockton, CA., shot and killed responding to domestic violence call
- 5/19/21- Officer Chris Oberheim, Champaign, IL., shot and killed responding to domestic violence call
- 5/21/21- Officer Jeremy Brinton, Nogales, AZ., struck by vehicle
- 5/21/21- Cpl. Thomas Frazier, Artesia, N.M., died in car accident
- 5/22/21- Officer Scotty Triplett, Memphis, TN., died in motorcycle accident
- 5/24/21- Conservation Officer Sarah Grell, Itasca County, MN., died in car crash
- 5/28/21- Trooper John Harris, Madison County, MS., struck by vehicle
- 5/31/21- Officer Ginarro New, Phoenix, AZ., died in car crash
- 5/31/21- Sgt. Dominic Vaca, shot and killed during motorcycle chase in Yucca Valley, CA.
- 6/4/21- Det. Ryan Park, San Ysidro, CA., died in car crash
- 6/4/21- Det. Jamie Huntley-Park, San Ysidro, CA., died in same crash
- 6/4/21- Officer Emmanuel Familia drowned while trying to rescue a child in Worcester, MA.
- 6/6/21- Dep. Sheriff William Smith drowned trying to rescue three swimmers off Baldwin County, AL.
- 6/13/21- Officer Alexandra Harris struck and killed by car, Seattle, WA.
- 6/16/21- Officer Joseph Burson, struck and dragged by vehicle, Holly Springs, GA.
- 6/21/21- Officer Gordon Beesley, shot and killed checking for suspicious person, Arvada, CO.
- 6/26/21- Officer Kevin Apple, struck and killed by a vehicle, Pea Ridge, AR.
- 6/26/21- Dep. Sheriff Anthony Redondo, Imperial County, CA., died in car crash
- 7/7/21- Det. Greg Ferency, Terre Haute, IN., shot and killed after a suspect threw Molotov cocktail at building Ferency was in
- 7/9/21- Dep. William Collins, Doyline, LA., shot and killed responding to domestic disturbance
- 7/15/21- Sgt. Josh Bartlett, Lubbock County, TX., shot and killed during standoff with reckless driver
- 7/23/21- Sgt. Jeremy Brown, Clark County, WA., shot and killed while conducting surveillance of apartment complex.
- 7/25/21- Dep. Sheriff Phillip Campas, Kern County, CA., shot and killed after responding to shooting call
- 7/27/21- Officer Marquis Moorer, Selma, AL., ambushed and shot to death
- 7/27/21- Officer Ryan Bialke, shot and killed on Red Lake Nation Land responding to attempted suicide
- 7/29/21- Trooper Micah May, Nevada Highway Patrol killed by vehicle in Las Vegas
- 7/31/21- Border Patrol Agent Daniel Cox, Sells, AZ., died in car crash
- 7/31/21- Officer Andy Traylor, Austin, TX., car crash
August, 2021 (as of August 12, 2021)
- 8/3/21- Officer Scott Dawley, Nelsonville, OH., car crash
- 8/3/21- Officer George Gonzalez, Pentagon Police Department, stabbed to death at Pentagon Transit Center, Arlington, VA
- 8/4/31- Officer Brian Pierce, Brooklyn, IL., killed by fleeing suspect
- 8/5/21- Dep. Sheriff Brandon Shirly, Jefferson County, KY., ambushed and shot to death
- 8/7/21- Officer Ella French, Chicago, IL., shot and killed during traffic stop
Defund the police is only one part of why a good number of these officers are dead. Anti-police rhetoric, painting all police officers as systemically racist, claiming that officers go out deliberately hunting down minorities has led to officers having a bullseye on them.
For as many of our brave police officers who have been killed, thousands more than that have been injured or maimed since last May, primarily due to anti-police rhetoric coming from Democrats.
Look at the above list…say their names. They’re the heroes…not a drug addict from Minnesota.
Reyes: We’re facing the collapse of law enforcement in America. It will lead to the end of our country as we know it.
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I, [name], do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So, help me God.
On July 4, 1776, a group of patriots decided they had suffered enough at the hands of the British monarchy. On that date, at tremendous risk of their own personal safety and more so their very lives, they put quill to paper and signed the greatest document ever forged. A document that gave birth to the greatest country ever to grace the face of the earth—the United States of America.
Yet here we are, 245 years nearly to the day that document was signed, and we find our country at a crossroads. When you look at all the great dynasties in the history of the world, all of them eventually collapsed. The Roman Empire…the British Empire…they number many.
It’s something that you don’t really consider when you’re young. You can do anything. You’re invincible.
But as we grow older, we start considering that mortality.
With all of that in mind, it’s time we start considering the mortality of America.
I spend a substantial amount of time working in two different arenas – the world of law enforcement and the business world.
By day, I run a marketing agency. Among the areas we work in, we do extensive work in the firearms industry. My travels take me across the country – often to some of the most rural parts of America.
By night, I am the National Spokesman for Law Enforcement Today. I’m not a police officer. I was tapped because I can do one thing cops can’t do. I can give them a voice. I can run my mouth and no agency can fire me.
That travel that I referenced – both in the business world and supporting the LE world – has afforded me countless opportunities to work side by side with some of the greatest patriots in America.
My closest friends are either in law enforcement or either active or retired members of some of the most elite military forces in America. And from our greatest warriors to our everyday citizens… I can tell you the underlying fear that so many are thinking about – and that’s the seemingly inevitable collapse of society if we don’t make some monumental changes.
As a Christian, I believe we are in the middle of some serious spiritual warfare. But you don’t have to be a Christian to understand that the very soul of America is under attack right now. And the rapid erosion of the Thin Blue Line has us sitting on a powder keg.
Historically, if you look at the collapse of some of the greatest empires in the world, it happened from within. Simply put, it raises the distinct danger that America won’t be conquered by foreign enemies … but rather from domestic ones.
President Ronald Reagan probably put it best when he said, “ Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected and handed on for them to do the same.” Prophetic words indeed.
When historians say that an empire fell, it means that the central state no longer exercised its broad power. That happens either because the state itself ceased to exist or because the state’s power was reduced as parts of the empire became independent of its control.
It typically doesn’t happen because of a single cause, but rather a long process. The main factors that historically lead to imperial collapse are:
- Economic issues
- Social and cultural issues
- Environmental issues
- Political issues
Now none of these factors are causes in and of themselves, but rather are ways to categorize causes.
What that means is you wouldn’t decide that Rome fell because of politics, but rather you’d explore political factors to understand the collapse. And in those issues are warning signs for us as Americans.
That brings me to the threat we face today.
Have you ever heard of something called the Cloward-Piven strategy? It’s not exactly something the mainstream media talks about… but it’s something you need to be aware of, because it’s what we’re facing in America today.
American sociologists and political activists Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven created the political strategy in 1966. The idea behind it is to overload the U.S. public welfare system to create a crisis that would lead to a replacement of the welfare system with a socialist system of “a guaranteed annual income and thus an end to poverty”.
If that doesn’t describe what we’re seeing from Democrats who are running Congress and the White House right now, I don’t know what does. But it’s a much bigger threat than you might realize. That’s because it’s so incredibly pervasive. It’s poisoning the very roots of America.
And it calls to mind the words of Jefferson:
“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it’s natural manure.”
We are seeing groups here in America demanding open borders. Demanding the decriminalization of crossing into our country illegally. Since Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20, we have seen our southern border over-run, not only from Mexican citizens but by people from all around the world, including some on terrorist watch lists.
Joe Biden assigned his vice president, Kamala Harris to oversee the border crisis, but in nearly three months since being given that assignment, Harris has not visited the border first-hand to see exactly what is going on—not once.
At the same time, across our great country, we are seeing the CRIMINALIZATION of law enforcement. All across the country, from Minneapolis to Portland, Los Angeles through Chicago to New York, there is a literal war on police. Major cities such as Seattle, Portland, Chicago and New York are seeing officers either retire early or outright leave. Morale in police departments across the country is in the toilet.
We’re seeing agencies desperate for officers, because as more and more retire (or count down the minutes to retirement), we see a deficit in the number of incoming recruits. After all, why would you want to live a life of service when you’re just going to be attacked for that service?
In the aftermath of the George Floyd death in Minneapolis a year ago, we have seen primarily Democrats across the country demanding defunding of police, taking away protections such as qualified immunity from officers, and emasculating police to the point where even when they are completely justified in using deadly physical force, neo-Marxist groups such as Black Lives Matter and Antifa take to the streets to cause death and destruction.
One of the demands from activists was that police officers be required to be issued body cameras, which many jurisdictions have done. Yet, when police are put in the position of having to use deadly physical force, what is shown on the body cameras is not believed, called edited footage. It’s a classic heads I win, tails you lose for law enforcement officers.
We see political activists masquerading as police chiefs. We see them working hand in hand with liberal politicians to not only attack the rights of law-abiding citizens, but also to destroy the morale of their own departments. We watch as they flat out disrespect the oath of office they took and put officers in no-win situations. Last year in the wake of the George Floyd death, we saw police chiefs kneeling on the ground with the very people who want them dead.
If I were to design a road map for how to collapse America, starting with law enforcement, here’s what it would look like.
Step one: Divide the protectors.
The refusal to allow rank and file patrol officers to cooperate with federal law enforcement to uphold the law. It’s a slap in the face to Americans and it’s a dereliction of duty. It’s also a clear and intentional move to create a divide between local, state and federal law enforcement. Divide the protectors… conquer a society.
Step two: Divide the supporters.
Force officers to choose between enforcing unconstitutional legislation like Red Flag laws, which deny citizens of their right to due process… and providing for their own family.
Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic last year, we’ve seen draconian emergency orders put in place by power-hungry governors, with police officers being put in the position of having to be COVID cops or face discipline. We’ve seen videos of police officers arresting people at high school football games for not wearing a mask, breaking up groups of Hasidic Jews at a funeral in New York City and shutting down a gym in New Jersey for breaking COVID rules.
Make cops the bad guys. Take the people who have historically supported law enforcement and convince them that cops are now the enemy. Divide the supporters… conquer a society.
Step three: Remove their protection
Make cops afraid to be cops. Encourage disrespect on them like water bucket attacks. Don’t go after the criminals who attack them. When officers arrest criminals, let them back out on the street within hours because a liberal judge determined that the violent suspect with a lengthy criminal history isn’t actually a threat.
In city after city across the country, we have seen George Soros-funded district attorneys such as George Gascon in Los Angeles, Kim Foxx in Chicago, Larry Krasner in Philadelphia and scores of others go light on criminals while going hard after police officers.
Then threaten law enforcement officers that if they do their job, they’ll be investigated. That if they have to fight for their lives, they’ll end up being charged. Remove both their desire and their ability to police.
Step four: Flood America
By some estimates, one million people will make illegal entry into America this year.
There are fewer than 850,000 law enforcement officers in America. Do the math.
Now let criminals create havoc in society but instead of deporting them or actually cracking down on crime, let Americans know that the real problem is guns owned by law abiding citizens and pass legislation to take away their rights.
Step five: Destroy our homes
Own the media. Own Hollywood. Force feed Anti-American, socialist and communist policies into our homes and our education system. Convince our children that right is wrong and wrong is right. Take God out of society, destroy the family structure and teach everyone that the solution to your problems is in the form of pills, porn and the government.
Step six: Destroy our schools
Keep children out of school for over a year for in-person learning. Feed kids anti-American propaganda such as the 1619 Project which teaches America was founded on racist principles by a bunch of white racist men. Erase history and replace it with critical race theory, which teaches white children to hate themselves and believe they have special privilege because of their race. Go completely against Dr. Martin Luther King’s edict that skin color is more important than the content of one’s character.
Step seven: Destroy our military and intelligence agencies
Turn our military and intelligence agencies into indoctrination mills where sexual preference or sexual identity is considered to be of primary importance while the more important mission of looking at what those who seek to destroy us are doing and making sure that the primary focus of the military is on killing people and breaking things, now the sexual identity of a soldier’s parents.
Step eight: Bypass Congress for gun control
Have “private businesses” like Dicks and Walmart determine what you can and can’t buy. Let the White House determine by executive order what is and what is not an “assault rifle.”
Step nine: Lose control of the truth to tech tyrants and mainstream media
Allow Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google, YouTube, LinkedIn, TikTok, and Snapchat determine what you can see and what you can say… because it’s not a violation of the Constitution if it’s done by private enterprise. Allow social media to have unfettered ability to censor content that they do not politically agree with or people who have an opinion that goes against the politically desirable narrative.
Step ten: Use “social justice” to vilify love of country
Take every patriotic American who wants to see a better country for their children and call them a racist, etc. if you don’t agree with them. Then mass report them on social media to make sure their accounts are cancelled, and their voices are shut down.
Then say you think they’re a threat and have a judge determine that combat veterans and our nation’s greatest warriors need to be disarmed because of post-traumatic stress. Then force officers to go to war with their own brothers and sisters.
Take people who had legitimate concerns about last November’s election and who raised serious questions about events which made no sense and put them in the category of conspiracy theorists or worse yet, insurrectionists hell-bent on the destruction of the American way of life, which is absurd.
It’s happening right in front of our eyes. And it’s starting with a full onslaught against our law enforcement officers in every way, shape and form.
Want to save America? We need to start by understanding the enemy. And sometimes the biggest threat that an empire faces is the enemy within.
We hope you’ll consider getting in the fight with us. Here’s what Law Enforcement Today – the largest police-owned media outlet in America – is doing.
We at Law Enforcement Today want to make our stance very clear.
We strongly and firmly stand behind the Second Amendment, companies that keep civilians and law enforcement officers safe through products and innovation, and the men and women who serve and protect our communities and our country.
We are launching a new series of options to help our partners and other patriotic businesses to be able to connect with consumers. While we can’t replace Google, Bing or Facebook – we sure can provide options to ensure that these companies and our brothers and sisters have a voice.
We welcome with open arms companies that openly support law enforcement, and we are proud to offer them options to get their products to market.
We started noticing the problems a couple of years ago. Social media was scaling back the reach of content that it didn’t believe people should see. Those problems continue today, with both myself as well as the founder of Law Enforcement Today, Robert Greenberg being kicked off of LinkedIn.
Not that there was anything offensive about it. We’re talking about pro-police videos, stories about patriotic Americans and more.
And from our perspective, that created a huge problem. We have some of the greatest warriors in the world. Yet their voices and their stories were being buried.
The mainstream media, on the rare occasion that it would tell some of these stories, would give you only a piece of them. They’d cram as much as they could into a 90 second segment, slap their bias on it and that was it.
We needed to fix it. And so we are.
Law Enforcement Today (LET) is proud to announce the launch of LET Unity – a new home focused on bridging the gap between civilians and civil servants. We’ve merged with The Whiskey Patriots to massively expand content, rolling out hundreds of videos to members.
Many of those in our focus groups dubbed it the “Netflix of the law enforcement community”. But the truth is, it’s so much more.
The first officer in the door at the Pulse nightclub shooting.
Emergency responders from the Parkland shooting.
The bomb squad that responded to the Aurora movie theater massacre.
Survivors of the Dallas five killings.
The first Marine Guard hostage in the Iran crisis.
The CIA agent who started a counter human trafficking company.
World War II veterans.
And so, so much more.
The membership is less than the cost of two coffees a month, and those who sign up for an annual membership will get some surprise bonuses in the mail. We decided to charge a nominal fee so we could take all of the proceeds and reinvest them into capturing more of these stories. The majority of our content producers for Law Enforcement Today are active, retired or wounded law enforcement officers. The revenue we make helps provide for their families and helps bring a TRUE voice about what’s happening in America.
On top of that, we’re opening up the platform to some well-known podcasters who are going to be joining the team with some incredible content soon.
We have a problem in society. Censorship has created an existential threat to democracy. But even worse is the risk we run that some of these incredible stories of patriotism, hope, faith and our Sheepdogs would be lost.
We’ve launched a series of content with Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) to share the stories of survivors. We will also be dropping a weekly law enforcement focused newscast that addresses some of the most important topics in the country… and helps bridge the gap between those who serve and those whom they serve.
On top of that, we’ll soon be rolling out a series of private discounts and special promotions to members only as a “thank you” for being a part of the family.
You can also download the app to watch the content right from your iPhone.
We hope you’ll join us in this journey, knowing that your membership is going to give a voice to those who have been silenced for so long.
Our country is currently at a crossroads, and with that, so are our brothers and sisters in law enforcement. Today more than ever, that thin blue line that protects the sheep from the wolves is more tenuous that at almost any time in our country’s history. We need to protect and endorse the sheepdogs—our police—who hold the wolves at bay. There has never been a more important time in our nation’s still young history when we need patriots to stand up and support our men and women on the front lines of this fight.
If you are one of the many companies out there that’s being censored – or you’re worried about what’s to come – don’t hesitate to reach out today. We are all in this fight together. I can be reached at [email protected]
We will not be silenced. You shouldn’t be either.
God bless you all, and God Bless America.
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