The American Left wants to undermine the present system because they feel it is “unjust” and one of the foundations is law and order. The best way to undermine something is to make it appear to be unjust. Since most people do not spend the time to do anything more than read the headlines and maybe watch a video, it is not difficult to make something that isn’t a problem seem like a problem:
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ Police-Public Contact Survey (PPCS), of a national population estimate of roughly 240, 000,000 comprised of people of 16 years of age or older, of those who dealt with the police in some capacity in 2002, 2005, and 2008, 1.5%, 1.6%, and 1.4%, respectively, were either threatened with or subjected to force by the police.
In 2008, 22% of those falling into the latter group admitted that they “argued with, cursed at, insulted, or verbally threatened the police.” Twelve percent reported that they were “disobeying” and/or “interfering” with police.
Of the 84% of people who felt that the threat or use of police use force was “improper,” only 14% filed a complaint.
This is not to say that there are not some cops doing the wrong thing but it is far from an “epidemic.”
Since the riots in Baltimore, police have arrested fewer people. Either because they don’t like how their mayor threw them under the bus or because they don’t want to be unfairly targeted for prosecution to score political points (or both):
Lt. Gene Ryan, the head of the Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police, spoke with Fox’s Greta Van Susteren tonight about the current climate in the city and how cops feel “under siege” and unsupported.
In fact, Ryan said, “They’re more afraid to go to jail for doing their job properly than they are afraid of being shot and killed right now.”
The consequences will be increased violence in inner cities which will accelerate people moving out of those areas and even more lawlessness which will then be used as an excuse for Liberal to spend even more money to “combat” poverty.
Social Justice Warriors might delight but all they are really accomplishing is making life for the poor and for minorities much more difficult.