Since the B Hussein Obama regime and his Just-Us Department declared war on local law enforcement in 2014 (actually before that), cops have been reacting. And that is the right word. Officers from many large city departments are not being proactive, just answering their calls for service and otherwise staying "out of trouble". In other words, if someone gets shot from a drug dealer, they will take the report, but they won't be out of their vehicles of there own, which can push the crooks of the street.
The obvious points. One, the people who will be harmed by this work slowdown are "people of color". And two, the Obama regime is happy this is happening. Mr Comey makes some excellent points.
‘Something Deeply Disturbing Is Happening All Across America’
From a speech by Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James B. Comey at the University of Chicago Law School, Oct. 23:
Part of being clear-eyed about reality requires all of us to stare—and stare hard—at what is happening in this country this year. And to ask ourselves what’s going on.
Because something deeply disturbing is happening all across America. I have spoken of 2014 in this speech because something has changed in 2015. Far more people are being killed in America’s cities this year than in many years. And let’s be clear: far more people of color are being killed in America’s cities this year. And it’s not the cops doing the killing.
We are right to focus on violent encounters between law enforcement and civilians. Those incidents can teach all of us to be better. But something much bigger is happening. Most of America’s 50 largest cities have seen an increase in homicides and shootings this year, and many of them have seen a huge increase. These are cities with little in common except being American cities—places like Chicago, Tampa, Minneapolis, Sacramento, Orlando, Cleveland, and Dallas...
You are wrong there Mr. Comey, these cities have several things in common. First and foremost, they are Democratic machine cites that haven't had a Republican administration in decades. And they are "majority-minority" cities. And the young "men of color" mainly come from broken homes, where they are "raised" by their mothers, or often by their grandparents.
In Washington, D.C., we’ve seen an increase in homicides of more than 20% in neighborhoods across the city. Baltimore, a city of 600,000 souls, is averaging more than one homicide a day—a rate higher than that of New York City, which has 13 times the people. Milwaukee’s murder rate has nearly doubled over the past year.
And who’s dying? Police chiefs say the increase is almost entirely among young men of color, at crime scenes in bad neighborhoods where multiple guns are being recovered.
That’s yet another problem that white America can drive around, but if we really believe that all lives matter, as we must, all of us have to understand what is happening. Communities of color need to demand answers. Police and civilian leaders need to demand answers. Academic researchers need to hit this hard.
What could be driving an increase in murder in some cities across all regions of the country, all at the same time? What explains this map and this calendar? Why is it happening in all of different places, all over and all of a sudden? . . .
Nobody says it on the record, nobody says it in public, but police and elected officials are quietly saying it to themselves. And they’re saying it to me, and I’m going to say it to you. And it is the one explanation that does explain the calendar and the map and that makes the most sense to me.
Maybe something in policing has changed. In today’s YouTube world, are officers reluctant to get out of their cars and do the work that controls violent crime? Are officers answering 911 calls but avoiding the informal contact that keeps bad guys from standing around, especially with guns?
I spoke to officers privately in one big city precinct who described being surrounded by young people with mobile phone cameras held high, taunting them the moment they get out of their cars. They told me, “We feel like we’re under siege and we don’t feel much like getting out of our cars.” I’ve been told about a senior police leader who urged his force to remember that their political leadership has no tolerance for a viral video.
So the suggestion, the question that has been asked of me, is whether these kinds of things are changing police behavior all over the country. And the answer is, I don’t know. I don’t know whether this explains it entirely, but I do have a strong sense that some part of the explanation is a chill wind blowing through American law enforcement over the last year. And that wind is surely changing behavior...
No Mr. Comey, you do know the answer but you don't want to speak it. Cops are humans too and they react to stimuli as any other person and for the last almost seven years the federal government has been in a war on local law enforcement, so the cops are reacting. They are doing just what is required, but being a lot less proactive.
Mr. Comey, you've seen the recent overreaction to a deputy trying to take an unruly kid out of a class and he was fired within 24 hours. That man may get his job back or may not. But other officers will look at that incident and stay "screw that", let the schools deal with these kids.
Many bad things have happened to American culture since the disaster of the Great Society, chief among them the destruction of the black family. Children are born but not raised except by the gangs and multiple generations have only know the cycle of poverty, the inner city culture hostile to education and advancement exemplified by the term "acting white". And now many of the angry young blacks (and Latinos) look upon the police (no matter what the color of the officer) as an occupying force. And if the policing force sees hostile locals to one side and multiple levels of administration ready to thrown them under the bus behind them, the decision is pretty easy. And the ones who will suffer the most are the people trying to live in these inner city hell holes.
Thanks Josh P. for the link.