I don’t know why anyone would want to be a police officer these days. In addition to putting your life on the line to fight crime and protect citizens every day, you’re also in the crosshairs of the radical left, and far-left prosecutors.
Being a police officer means you could go to jail for protecting yourself. And it means that you’ll be vilified by politicians, celebrities and your own city government.
Not surprisingly, many cops are just done with it. In the Minneapolis police department, over 200 officers have decided to throw in the towel.
Nearly two months after four of its officers were charged with killing George Floyd, the Minneapolis Police Department is reeling, with police officers leaving the job in large numbers, crime surging and politicians planning a top-to-bottom overhaul of the force.
Veteran officers say that morale within the department is lower than they have ever experienced. Some officers are scaling back their policing efforts, concerned that any contentious interactions on the street could land them in trouble. And many others are calling it quits altogether.
And of course, the turmoil in the police department is leading to devastating consequences for citizens:
…The tensions between the city and its Police Department come as crime is on the rise. There have been 16 homicides since June 1, more than twice as many as during the same period last year. Violent crime is up by 20 percent compared with the same stretch a year ago.
Let’s not forget that the Minneapolis police department was the victim of a vicious and premeditated attack from its own city council. They’ve openly called for the abolishment of the department.
Is it any wonder that officers are leaving? The citizens of Minneapolis should remember whose fault it is when the city spirals into chaos.