Democrat policies related to Black Lives Matter riots all boil down to one thing: the problem must be ignored and talking about it makes you a racist. Since the summer, BLM and Antifa have done millions of dollars in damage to people and property, caused loss of life, and hurt their communities in untold ways. In larger cities like Portland, cops are fed up.
Portland played host to anarchist “autonomous zones,” numerous riots, destruction of businesses, harassment of citizens, and other things commonly associated with “peaceful” (read: “violent”) leftist “protests” (“read: “riots”). Since July 2020, 74 cops have dipped into retirement and 41 have resigned. What police are saying on their way out the door in exit interviews is something every liberal should hear, but none will listen to. In fact, 31 of the exit interviews were decidedly brutal. The Oregonian reports:
Nearly all of the 31 who filled out the forms wrote that they were dissatisfied with the bureau’s ability to respond to problems, and said they wouldn’t recommend the Portland Police Bureau job to family or friends. Some blamed their heavy workload or said they felt their efforts to solve crimes or protect the public were for naught.
“The community shows zero support. The city council are raging idiots, in addition to being stupid,” one detective writes in his exit interview. “Additionally, the mayor and council ignore actual facts on crime and policing in favor of radical leftist and anarchists fantasy.”
“The only differences between the Titanic and PPB?” the officer asks rhetorically. “Deck chairs and a band.”
Officers are continuing to flee the sinking ship. Two more are expected to resign by the end of April and another will retire.
Liberals love to push their crazy ideas that violence is OK as long as they support the cause, but their decisions are hurting very real people — especially those who put their lives on the line every single day to protect their communities, This is something we can expect to see in police departments nationwide if Joe Biden and the Democrats have their way.