As riots, looting, arson, and violence against innocent citizens and law enforcement officers continue to spread like cancer across America, law enforcement officers are making it clear that voters only have one choice when it comes to electing a president willing to restore law and order in America.
On July 15, the National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) announced it is endorsing President Trump re-election campaign, citing his “steadfast and very public support” during a “time of unfair and inaccurate opprobrium being directed” at law enforcement officers.
“Our endorsement recognizes your steadfast and very public support for our men and women on the front lines, especially during this time of unfair and inaccurate opprobrium being directed at our members by so many,” NAPO said in its endorsement letter. “NAPO is pleased to support your re-election campaign for president, and we are confident of your continued strong support of America’s law enforcement community.”
On Saturday, the National Latino Peace Officers Association stunned Democrats when they announced they were throwing their support behind President Trump.
New American reports- The NLPO’s endorsement of Trump is reflective of the president’s growing support among the critical Latino voting bloc. That bloc is approaching 20 percent of the U.S. electorate.
In their letter of support sent to the president on Saturday, President Alan Alvarez and Secretary Darrin Fulton explained why they support him:
The NLPOA-Advocacy supports you because of your fierce and unwavering support for the law enforcement community.
In these difficult times for our profession and the repeated calls to defund us, you have continued to have our backs and voice your approval of the men and women of law enforcement.
The New York City Police Department Union also endorsed President Trump in mid-August, while BLM/Antifa rioters were tearing up the city and residents were fleeing to other states.
Fox News reports – The NYPD union faced blowback from local Democrats after it endorsed President Trump’s reelection amid budget cuts and tensions between police and city lawmakers.
PBA President Pat Lynch said it was the first time he could recall the group ever endorsing a president.
“I have 36 years on this job, 21 as the president of this fine organization. I cannot remember when we’ve ever endorsed for Office of the President of the United States, until now. That’s how important this is,” Lynch said.
Now, Law Enforcement Today is for the first time ever, endorsing a president prior to an election.
The largest police-owned media company wrote: Law Enforcement Today proudly stands for the more than 800,000 men and women who serve on the front lines in our law enforcement community and their supporters.
We are unapologetic for our support of law enforcement and are outraged by the way police are being treated in the wake of one police officer’s egregious conduct.
This treatment has come from Black Lives Matter activists, Antifa thugs (sorry – “ideas”), Hollywood hypocrites and political hacks with “D’s” after their names.
This year, for the first time, Law Enforcement Today is proud to make our first ever endorsement for president—Donald J. Trump.
Frankly, this was an easy decision. From our perspective, there’s no other choice.
President Trump has been an unabashed supporter of law enforcement. He calls himself the “law and order” president, and he has shown that to be true in both actions and words. As cities across America suffered violent riots, the president was out there offering the full support of federal resources to put down the violent riots—all mayors and governors had to do was ask.
In some cases, they did just that and local police, with the full backing of federal resources, put an end to the mayhem in short order. In cases where the president was rebuffed, we saw what happened in cities like Seattle and Portland.
Police officers noticed. Across the United States, one police union after another has supported President Trump, from the Fraternal Order of Police to the NYPD to sheriff’s offices, they all knew who had their back and who certainly did not.
What Other Option Is There?
Let’s look at the president’s opponent, Joe Biden.
Biden supports cutting police funding. When an activist asked him if he supported efforts to “redirect” police funding, Biden answered without hesitation, “absolutely.”
He then tried to walk back those comments, saying he never said he wanted to defund the police. Sorry Joe, redirecting means taking money FROM police and REDIRECTING it somewhere else.
Under the Unity Task Force Biden agreed with Socialist Bernie Sanders that policing needs to be “reimagined.” That is the talking point among Democrats—from AOC to Kamala Harris to Biden himself. This lingo has been used by those who wish to defund and/or abolish the police.
Among their recommendations, which have been implemented in some states already are:
- Eliminating qualified immunity, which protects police and law enforcement from frivolous lawsuits
- The Supreme Court has ruled that qualified immunity protects police departments against the cost of lawsuits, which draws attention away from their actual jobs;
- Eliminating qualified immunity would in essence cut police funding, which would add new legal costs for police, while taking time away from actual law enforcement activity;
- Restricting civil asset forfeiture, where police seize money and property from criminals
- The NAPO said that an Obama action aimed at restricting this practice was a threat to a “significant funding” source for police agencies;
- This would effectively cut funding from police agencies;
- Prohibiting police from receiving surplus military equipment, or as Democrats call it – “weapons of war.” This program provides police agencies with protective gear, which includes ballistic vests and helmets, other safety equipment and in some cases helicopters;
- The National Sheriff’s Association slammed former president Barack Obama for restricting this program, an action that was later reversed by President Trump, who correctly noted that local police agencies could not necessarily afford this equipment on their own;
- Once again, blocking police departments from receiving this equipment effectively cuts their funding, since money would have to be redirected toward purchasing this equipment;
- Setting up an unarmed “civilian corps of first responders” would once again remove funding from police. In addition, this would put civilians in harm’s way, where police would then be responsible for bailing them out of trouble;
- Biden counts among his strongest supporters anti-police zealots like John Legend, who has been among those leading the charge to defund the police. Legend also was responsible for donating money to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, which bailed out known criminals, some who reoffended upon getting out of jail;
- Mayors who are among Biden’s biggest supporters have all substantially cut their police budgets, with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio cutting the NYPD budget by $1 billion, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti cutting $50 million from the police budget in Los Angeles.
- Biden has on his staff anti-police staffers, one of whom had previously referred to cops as “pigs” on social media, and tweeted support for efforts to defund the police.
Now, we realize the skeptical among you are saying, “Aw, c’mon man!” We would not make claims such as this without citing sources. So, with that in mind, here you go.
Defund the Police/”Reimagine Policing”
July 2020, Biden was asked if he supported redirecting police funding. According to “Now This News” on 7/8/20, Biden said:
“Yes, absolutely.” Continuing, “Surplus military equipment for law enforcement. They don’t need that. The last thing you need is an up-armored Humvee coming into a neighborhood just like the military invading.”
In July, the Unity Task Force said we need to “reimagine policing.”
“Democrats believe we must ensure real accountability for individual and systemic misconduct in our police departments, prevent law enforcement from being unnecessarily entangled in the everyday lives of Americans, and reimagine policing for the benefit and safety of the American people. “Biden for President, 7/20
Defund the police advocates such as BLM use the term “reimagine the police” to mean defunding or abolishing the police. For example, BLM co-founder Melina Abdullah said:
“It’s important that as we say, ‘defund the police,’ we understand that it’s coupled with a reimagining of public safety.”
The New York Times admitted the connection between “defund the police” and “Reimagine public safety” with the following headline on 6/6/20, “Cities Ask If It’s Time To Defund Police and ‘Reimagine’ Public Safety,” The New York Times, 6/6/20
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