With Police Departments Shortstaffed, Activists See A Chance To Change Departments

Here’s the question: was the whole defund the police movement just something that blew up and it unintentionally led to this point? Or was it planned behind the scenes, knowing that officers would quit after all the vitriol thrown their way, after being denigrated, after being limited in their ability to do their jobs, after being targeted by lunatic left wing politicians?

‘It’s changing’: As officers quit in droves, departments see an opportunity for police reform

Police departments across the country are hemorrhaging officers faster than recruiters can find qualified applicants.

Seattle has lost more than a quarter of its police force in the past 2.5 years. The Fairfax County police chief in Virginia declared a personnel emergency on July 28, instituting mandatory overtime. Three small towns — Kenly, North Carolina, Melbourne Village, Florida, and Springfield, Colorado — experienced mass resignations this summer: The entire department in each community called it quits.

Advocates pushing for defunding or abolishment of police may see fewer officers as an encouraging sign. But some city officials said it affects the communities the police serve.

In Seattle, the mayor in July declared the department could no longer promptly and effectively provide essential services.

Most of these activists do not even live in the areas affected by the inability to service areas. The politicians will live in the more upscale areas that police will be tasked with protecting

Some police departments aren’t doing much to change the dynamic in terms of who they hire, but others are trying harder to change the process and attract candidates who better reflect the communities they serve, with a concentrated effort on hiring more women, people of color and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

“I don’t think there’s a way to solve the recruiting crisis by sticking with the status quo,” said Maureen McGough, chief of strategic initiatives for the Policing Project at the New York University School of Law. “And so much of the recruiting crisis is the result of the status quo that I don’t think people are going to have a choice pretty soon.”

In other words, these people want to turn police departments into extensions of their Social Justice movement, focused less on doing the hard job of policing and more on wacky stuff. Was this planned, or, are they just taking advantage? Never underestimate the ability of Progressives to implement long term plans and see them through.

Officer Terry Cherry, a recruiter for the Charleston Police Department said exits aren’t always bad, especially because police culture typically resists change.

“Sometimes that leaving an organization makes way for new ideas and different types of thinking,” she said. “So you have these new people coming in, they’re excited. They’re excited because they’ve seen the world. They know about Ferguson. They know about George Floyd. They know about body cameras.”

And they’re ready to fight for what they believe in to change and innovate, Cherry said, adding that she’d rather see her department short staffed than filled with officers who harm the profession.

Isn’t the job to enforce the law? Certainly, there are many who really do not belong in law enforcement, just like in every profession. But, if their first thought is about virtue signaling and squishy social justice, they aren’t doing the job of law enforcement

study published in 2021 indicated diversity in officer demographics can make a difference. Researchers used Chicago as a case study and found Black and Hispanic officers made far fewer stops and arrests and used force less often relative to white officers in communities of color, and that female officers use less force than males within all racial groups.

In other words, they’re ignoring violations of the law. It’s a very, very, very long piece, which highlights that many Democratic Party run cities are attempting to not hire the best, but, the Social Justice. Here’s a comment a the link that is interesting

Saw this in education for years. Everyone in a hurry to find young and excited teachers… then they ended up being worse… Mainly because they didn’t have either the work ethic or self security to endure bad days. Too much work. Some hadn’t even grown out of the same social media/ drama that their students are immersed in. More young teachers involved in relationships with students. Experienced Police may have some issues, but their motivation and work ethic isn’t easily replaced. Young people, because of the constant drum of “America is bad”, don’t have the pride in self and community… and it’s too much work. It doesn’t help that the pay is so low compared to the dangers. In short, police will look better when the rest of the community steps up and calls out their own for their behavior. In a world of unaccountable victims, I’m not holding my breath

And what do we see about these teachers all the time from sources such as Libs Of TikTok and Clown World? These utter lunatics who should be nowhere near your children, who focus less on teaching and more about whatever social justice issue(s) they care about.

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4 Responses to “With Police Departments Shortstaffed, Activists See A Chance To Change Departments”

  1. Dana says:

    The efforts to defund the Philadelphia Police Department failed in a technical sense, but with the PPD being about 600 officers undermanned, the Department has been defunded in practical terms. That the City of Brotherly Love has once again topped 500 homicides for the year, more than double total year homicides in 2013 and 2014, is, I’m sure just a coincidence.

    Philly has a social and racial justice idiot as District Attorney, who wants to treat lower-level offenders leniently, and then is shocked, shocked! when they wind up committing more serious crimes. He will prosecute murders, but won’t do anything to nip criminality in the bud by aggressively prosecuting the criminals for lesser offenses.

  2. H says:

    Teach quotes of the danger of police work.
    There were 666 officers who died in the line of duty in 2021

    Covid 473
    Gunfire 62
    Police departments are having a difficult time filling their ranks as boomers retire. It takes only 6 months to go through a police academy, 1 or 2 years to become a barber.

    • L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

      Dying of Wuhan Pedo flu is not considered dying in the line of duty, neither is dying of AIDS or cancer. They are called “diseases”.

      You always find a way to fuck up your comments with lies.

  3. Smitty says:

    Well, I’m not surprised. They’re doing it to the military and cops are the only thing left that they haven’t emasculated with wokeness.

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