Hey, Police agencies: you thought you had recruitment problems before? How about adding nonstop police riots, independent review boards announced by the New York Attorney General even BEFORE they made any looting arrests and nonstop abuse from average everyday citizens? That seems like an unpleasant environment for a human. What’s worse, are those who currently are police officers packing up their lockers and heading for the exit after this is over. Good luck with all that recruitment stuff.
In my book Abolish the Police I discussed recruitment issues facing law enforcement agencies long before a crooked Minneapolis cop murdered an innocent man:
When candidates apply to become police officers, the community hopes to get the best members of the community. Unfortunately, due to the anti-police rhetoric being spun by community and political leaders, it appears communities are just getting warm bodies to fill vacancies. I predict police departments will begin to shrink as the recruitment pool grows even more shallow. With smaller police departments comes a reallocation of resources. Specialized units, such as community outreach programs will be liquidated as officers will be specifically tasked with law enforcement duties. Hence, quality of life complaints will go unheeded. Gone are the days of police officers responding to parking complaints, dogs off leashes, fire alarms, medical emergencies and conducting building checks. The role of the police officer is reduced out of areas that are either unrelated or beyond the reasonable scope of their duties.
This is the future of policing in America. I, for one, welcome the change. Police departments have been overpriced conglomerates who seek only to violate the rights of others. Several local elected officials in Massachusetts have called for leaner police departments and to defund them altogether. This is the very essence of my book Abolish the Police.
So for every hard working citizen of the United States who is decent and follows the rules, you’re essentially on your own. Sorry.
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