There is a very real, very loaded war on police occurring in this country, and a new report this week has the numbers to prove it.
Police in America have never had an easy job. In a nation with such overwhelming freedom, one must be overly diligent to obey the laws that govern over all of us while enforcing those that need enforcing at any given time.
Police brutality has been a focus of many Americans, stemming in modern history from the 1991 Rodney King incident, but stretching back decades, even centuries. In today’s culture, activism against police brutality has been hijacked by the liberals as a cause du jour, and that has only increased the strain on these brave men and women.
Enter Black Lives Matter: The racially motivated activist group that has transformed into a militant hate organization with ties to domestic terrorism.
Black Lives Matter has ascended to the throne of the social justice kingdom through their incessant, spray and pray morality. While other activist groups tend to play by the rules, so to speak, BLM sits squarely on both sides of the fence, straddling the line between lawless militia and concerned citizens. When they feel slighted, every rule in the book will be hurled at those who dare to oppress them. Then, moments later, the group will break out in racist violence during their s0-called “marches”.
With all of this grey area surrounding the organization, police have been extremely cautious to interact with certain members of society for fear of ending up on the nightly news in a grainy YouTube clip aimed at destroying their career.
Now, in California, police as a whole are seeing the toll of this new scrutiny firsthand in arrest data.
“In 2013, something changed on the streets of Los Angeles.
“Police officers began making fewer arrests. The following year, the Los Angeles Police Department’s arrest numbers dipped even lower and continued to fall, dropping by 25% from 2013 to 2015.
“The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the San Diego Police Department also saw significant drops in arrests during that period.
“The statewide numbers are just as striking: Police recorded the lowest number of arrests in nearly 50 years, according to the California attorney general’s office, with about 1.1 million arrests in 2015 compared with 1.5 million in 2006.
“In Los Angeles, the drop in arrests comes amid a persistent increase in crime, which began in 2014. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck noted that arrests for the most serious crimes have risen along with the numbers of those offenses, while the decrease comes largely from narcotics arrests.
“The arrest data include both felonies and misdemeanors — crimes ranging from homicide to disorderly conduct. From 2010 to 2015, felony arrests made by Los Angeles police officers were down 29% and misdemeanor arrests were down 32%.