Anti-Police States May Finally Be Seeing the Light on Supporting Them

“Defund the Police!” has been the scream since 2020. These protests demand reform even in areas and situations that don’t call for it. 

However, some states are finally starting to understand they depend on police officers to keep their communities safe.

This doesn’t mean everyone is paying attention to the argument.

Recently, the Washington Post discussed how increases in crime are forcing some states to “unravel” specific restrictive reforms.

Although not all states are on board with the policies, it is a signal of progress.

Numerous reforms were implemented after the “Defund the Police!” movement.

The changes resulted in millions of dollars in officer support being cut. Officers retired, while others left their jobs. 

Why did this happen?

They saw rapidly their local governments wouldn’t support them. In Chicago, some police officers even committed suicide because the situation was too dire there for them.

However, states now seem to be “getting it.”

An outline in the Washington Post points out several much-needed changes on the horizon.

Florida, for example, is looking to pass a bill that would halt police review boards run by civilians (giving them the control they require); Legislators in Louisiana cobbled together a law that would make it more difficult to sue police officers (most of whom are just trying to do their job — like the rest of us).

In addition, cities like Portland, Oregon, have pledged to turn around their police budgets following the fallout from criminal activity.

Even if New York or San Francisco are beginning to “get it,” to some extent, with the former working on less restrictive police policies and the Big Apple bringing in the National Guard to help track down criminals in the subway system.

These are all positive initiatives for giving law enforcement what they need to do their jobs, notably with adequate gear and mental health support!

Though, the work is far from over.

Some states, in particular those run by Democrats in blue states, continue to believe the mantra of “Defund the Police!” thinking law enforcement is part of the problem versus the genuine solution to disorder, lawlessness, and violence that goes along with it!

But take a look at the fallout. Some police departments are now working with worn-out, tired staffing —“barebones.”

Other jurisdictions have eliminated their police department almost entirely, instead opting for a plan to control criminals — which unsurprisingly doesn’t seem to be working. 

Additionally, President Joe Biden refuses to believe the country is falling apart under his leadership…from crime.

During the recent State of the Union address, the president noted there has been a steep increase in the national murder rate, and violent crime has plummeted to “one of the lowest levels in more than 50 years.”

Hmm. Let’s take a look at that. 

Notice Biden was pointing more toward murder overall, not sexual abuse, assaults, or other crimes running rampant.

His focus was on the statistics in general. Even then, numbers can vary state-by-state. Then violent crime will drop to “one of the lowest levels” in more than “50 years.”

What chart and data is Biden looking at?

Take a look at the daily news. People nowadays have committed horrible crimes, and how there aren’t enough law enforcement officers to cover all the bases. 

Although Biden boasts about how low the U.S. crime rates are despite a growing migrant crisis, it is surprising Biden didn’t mention something about funding the police when he delivered his speech.

Simultaneously, we watch cities like Seattle and San Francisco, along with others, pay a tremendous price.

Instead of offering legitimate solutions, Joe Biden told the American people what we needed to hear.

While progress is slowly being made to return police ranks to their proper levels and forms, far more work needs to be done. With that in mind, Biden must quickly act.

We must stop wasting time and grant police the tools and budgets to do their jobs effectively.

Law enforcement’s job is to serve and protect our country. We must allow them to do it again.