Are Police Resignations Rising Due to BLM Riots? [RSSImport display=”5″ feedurl=”https://buzzamerica.com/feed/?” use_simplepie=”true” displaydescriptions=”true”] Show Comments 11 Comments Wallace on July 14, 2021 Having been there done that, cops are leaving due to defunding and NOT BEING BACKED BY THE GOVERNMENT AND PEOPLE THAT ARE SERVED. Cops are NOT afraid of BLM or ANTIFA. Bwa Ha on July 17, 2021 I was a cop for nearly 50 years until I retired. I remember many of the riots of the early 70’s some of the crap in the 80’s and then just the human vs human stuff throughout the entire career. I never thought of quitting but things were different back then. We had the backing of the local communities and our upper echelon (of which I happened to become towards the end of my career). Bad cops were (and still are) easy to spot and when we identified them as a problem they were easy to get rid of or correct. Today it seems anyone can do whatever they want to a cop, in front of a cop, say what they want about a cop and the whole world agrees with them, not the cop. I loved my career. I loved helping folks out, the good and the bad. I loved the adrenaline, the “rush” of the job but I wouldn’t be a cop today for noting in the world. When your own upper echelon loses their spines then there’s nothing left to trust in the department, other than your fellow officers. And even those folks tend to take the “easy way” out. There’s bad cops who ruin it for their entire departments. It used to be we’d take those “bad cops” out on a graveyard shift and have a “come to Jesus” discussion with them. If they didn’t catch on and clean their act(s) up they’d be quitting relatively after that discussion. If they did clean their act up and became the cop they should be then all things were cool… no harm, no foul. The “badge” isn’t a free pass to thump heads, hang paper, incite violence. It’s not going to protect the cop, it’s there to show you’re a public servant and you swore to an oath to protect and serve the public, not the other way around. I’m not saying cops these days are heavy handed or are all about themselves. I retired not long after the tide started changing. The new folks were coming in and they were doing a good job of getting things done right. I don’t know what changed that, if it did change. I’m inclined to think it didn’t change… at the street level at least. In the upper echelons of the departments? Yeah, it did change dramatically. It seems the chiefs, the sheriffs (to a lesser degree), the administrators of law enforcement personnel have lost their vertebrae for the sake of keeping their now six digit salaries. When the overhead throw you, the police officer, agent, deputy under the bus over and over again it becomes a “shame on you” moment. There is a point where the rank and file won’t take the overhead’s “sell out” governance anymore. The law enforcement these days are trying to maintain order while their administrators are trying to make them out as the bad guys to protect their own stuff shirt, pompous arses. Not all chiefs, sheriffs, administrators are like this but, there’s enough of them out there who are that make it difficult for the rest. And, it’s going to continue until either full anarchy steps in or someone, somewhere finally gets a realistic handle on the whole law enforcement situation. The line level, street officers are the “front line” and they’re between a rock and a hard spot. No administration’s worth losing their lives though. IMHO Douglas on July 17, 2021 Thank you for your statement, for not making it political.and mostly for your service! You should be very proud of yourself. You have my upmost respect. I wish police officers were respected everywhere. It is terrible that so many are disrespected, looked at negatively, spoken nastily to and about. It is wrong that people feel that they can do anything to or say anything bad about cops. One of the things I hate most, are the names they call you. When I hear someone refer to officers as “pigs”, I just want to scream! How DARE them! They are such assholes! Pardon my language please. Police are here to protect us. And to help us. I believe that you have one of the hardest jobs, if not the hardest, job there is! To be disrespected like you are is absolutely unbelievable. I live in 2 small towns. We have gotten to know, love and respect our officers. I can’t understand why people in larger towns and cities don’t do the same. Maybe because they feel more emboldened because they don’t really get to know who the officers are as human beings. The mass majority are truly wonderful men and women. I feel terrible when you are in a life or death situation. It seems to me that you are in a no win situation. If you hesitate for a split second, you or someone you may be protecting may be shot or even killed. Then your hesitation is questioned. You are blamed for a innocent persons’ injury or death and then someone sues you. If you act too fast or shoot a perpetrator too soon, your actions are questioned again. And God forbid you injured or killed someone, you are sued again. What are you REALLY supposed to do? You are in a terrible spot. You do deserve our respect, our thanks, and our gratitude. You are out there saving us and protecting us every day!!! Thank you very very much!!! I apologize to you all for such a long speech. But this is how I feel! John on July 17, 2021 The democratic government will be sorry for the treatment of the police, of course this is also part of the democratic agendas. The law biding is citizens here in America support the police, No the police are not afraid of blm or antifa, but they are not allowed to enforce the law therefore putting their lives in danger, so why not Resignation and Find better employment where they are respected. The democratic government, swamp scum, invisible enemies, deep state, do not support the police, and are allowing the riots, looting, murders, to continue in America. One should ask “WHY” are they allowing this to continue, and refuse to do anything to stop it. Douglas on July 17, 2021 Thank God Donny, the ex “law and order” president, has their backs and loves them sooo much. His respect for them is sooo over whelming. John on July 17, 2021 You bet it is douggie Douglas on July 17, 2021 Who do you think Donny loves more John John? The Capitol police who were protecting people or his wonderful goons who were beating the crap out of them? John on July 17, 2021 You know the capital police were working with the corrupt democrats setting up the whole capital riots, with blm, antifa, and others, this is also being investigated. It was all a democratic plan to bash President Trump once again, the democrats like you can’t stand that 80 +++ million patriots stand with the real president, President Trump. The truth will prevail once and for all. Douglas on July 17, 2021 You know that you are full of shit! It is a shame that you believe all of the lies. All of the conspiracies. The Capitol Police were not part of any schemes. You show me more and more every day how delusional you truly are!!! Douglas on July 17, 2021 When you make a statement like that, you need to show honest proof. The conspiracy theories and the lies that are being fed to you and that you believe in so much is not proof once again! It is incredible what this country is turning into! All because a baby can not accept the fact that he lost an election fair and square! It is disgusting what he is doing to this country! Over 100,000 million Patriots are against him and wish he was never elected president in the first place!!! John on July 18, 2021 douggie, You just run your mouth proving your stupidity, you are so blinded by your hate for President Trump, that you have lost all touch with reality so you just pull your comments out of your butt with only your brainwashed ideas, no facts to back your mouth. Comments are closed.