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August 24, 2023

Dems Make a Mess of Law Enforcement

These hypocrites’ “fix” to the growing police shortage they created is making the problem worse.

The consequences have kept on coming down the pike after Democrats raised the clarion cry to “defund the police” and local politicians actually listened.

A whole town’s police force resigned in Minnesota, where no one wants to be a police officer. It’s thankless and stressful and definitely not a job you go into for the money and cushy perks. It also now has the stigma attached to it — starting in 2015 and onward to the 2020 death of George Floyd — that cops are racist.

It’s not just Minnesota that is hurting for more law enforcement. Many cities (particularly blue cities) are seeing a shortage of willing recruits. It’s a problem that is steadily getting worse.

Some states are seeking a creative solution to this hiring bottleneck.

Illinois, which has the added bonus of being a “sanctuary state,” is taking measures to get its overflow of migrants out of the shelters and into paying jobs. Democrat Governor J.B. Pritzker just signed a bill that may even allow some illegal migrants to become law enforcement officers. Seems like a bad precedent to have law-breaking noncitizens arresting citizens in our “land of the free.”

The Chinese could set up a secret police station with impunity under this law.

Here is the exact language from the bill:

…provides that an individual who is not a citizen but is legally authorized to work in the United States under federal law is authorized to apply for the position of police officer, subject to all requirements and limitations, other than citizenship, to which other applicants are subject.

Newsweek, of course, slapped a fact-check on the people reporting on this insane new law, saying that it clearly only applies to illegals who have permits to work in the U.S. The question on any sane person’s mind is: How does that stipulation make it better?

Illinois is not alone. California also has a similar law in effect. Migrants who are protected from deportation because of work approvals or DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) can sign up to join the boys in blue.

Meanwhile, as cities like Chicago and Los Angeles are going to hell in a handbasket, lawmakers who led the cry against police are showing the country what a bunch of elitist hypocrites they are.

House “Squad” members Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Jamaal Bowman (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Cori Bush (D-MO) — some of the loudest proponents of the “defund the police” movement post-George Floyd — have spent a combined $1.2 million on personal security.

Bush in particular has earned the crown of hypocrisy in this particular arena. Back in 2021, she had spent a total of $70,000 on personal security, citing threats to her life. Since then, her total is now up to $730,000.

Some of that campaign money — yes, their personal security is paid for through campaign funds — was given to her husband to the tune of $75,000. He was not licensed as a security guard, and she has a Federal Election Commission complaint as a result.

What we at The Patriot Post have articulated from the beginning of this disgraceful push to eradicate law enforcement is that hobbling the police force is hurting the most vulnerable communities (often those of color) that rely on the police to keep law and order in their neighborhoods.

What we are seeing in big states like California and big cities like Chicago is a Wild West-like free-for-all of thievery and lawlessness. Chicago recently asked gangs not to shoot during school hours, but during the night is fine.

Their cities are dying. Yet the Democrats won’t own up to their terrible policies. Instead, they redirect the blame toward the GOP and try to make it sound like “defund the police” was the Republicans’ idea.

Nothing is ever their fault. And nothing is going to change if we keep voting clowns like these into positions of power.

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