President-elect Donald Trump predicted that crime would soar and law enforcement would be under heightened attacks as a result of President Barack Obama’s anti-police rhetoric that has evidently emboldened criminals.
Proclaiming his ”law and order” message during his pre-inauguration campaign, Trump pounded home the fact that crime rates across America are escalating as a result of the anti-law enforcement narrative communicated by the news media and the president himself.
Anti-police news up, crime up
Corroborating what Trump was asserting, a report issued by the Wall Street Journal indicated that 80 percent of the 20 largest police departments in the United States reported that as of mid-December, the number of homicides in their respective cities has escalated, with Chicago, Illinois, registering a 56-percent rise in murders when compared with last year’s total.
The numbers show that crime during the Obama administration – which critics argue has been fueled by the president’s frequent remarks inciting more racial tension – is only getting worse.
“According to the Major Cities Chiefs Association, 37 of the 65 largest police departments reported year-over-year increases in homicide rates as of Sept. 30,” WND reports. “In context, the findings are even worse, as some of those cities who had decreases in homicides, including Milwaukee, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., are simply recovering from dramatic increases in 2015.”
Continuing the trend that was punctuated with the Ferguson, Missouri, riots, it is noted that racial tensions have only gotten worse.
“In some cities, violent crime increased in the wake of deadly police confrontations with young black men,” the Journal informed.
As the race card was played by politicians and the media alike, law enforcement across America found it difficult to perform its regular duties.
“The rising tensions between police and African-American communities has led to what some people call ‘The Ferguson Effect,’ as police feel unable to do their jobs,” WND explained. “FBI Director James Comey stated in 2015 that police officers were avoiding engagement with communities because they felt ‘under siege’ and did not want to get out of their cars for fear of being targeted by a mob.”
Numbers don’t lie
An escalation of violence against police officers this year was noted by WND, which divulged a 70-percent increase in shootings of police officers in 2016, with fatal ambushes of officers up 150 percent. Former Rep. Jeff Roorda (R-Mo.), who is a retired police officer and now serves with the St. Louis Police Officers Association as its business manager, argues that the rise in violent crime is a result of the violence against law enforcement.
“Police are under an unprecedented verbal attack from the mainstream media and politicians, as well as an unprecedented physical attack from criminals whose acts of anti-police violence are emboldened by these rhetorical assaults on law enforcement,” Roorda expressed to WND. “Police departments are dangerously understaffed as a result and recruiting has become every bit as difficult as retention. Consequently, the cops who remain on the job are reluctant and outnumbered. See the bloody streets of Chicago if you want to understand better what happens when you make the job of a cop impossible.”
As an expert on the subject, Roorda wrote and published The War On Police: How The Ferguson Effect Is Making America Unsafe, and alleges that along with police leaving law enforcement “in droves” as a result of the “war” that civilians have waged against them on the streets, the media is covering up the resulting increase in crime.
“The media have been manipulating this myth of racially motivated police brutality since Rodney King,” the ex-cop insisted. “The fact that the use of this narrative was thought to damage Mr. Trump by denying the truth of what he said was an added bonus for the media elite.”
Who’s to blame?
The blame for violence against police was put on the Obama administration by Colin Flaherty, who meticulously chronicled black mob violence waged against whites on a national level in his book White Girl Bleed A Lot. He tells how the president and his White House staff had told criminals – African Americans, in particular – that they are not responsible for their own criminal behavior waged on society.
“Instead, black criminals are regarded as victims of white racism,” Flaherty asserted, according to WND. “Telling criminals that crime is not their fault is just about the most dangerous thing a government can do – and the Obama crowd did just that daily.”
Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny (BOND) Founder Rev. Jesse Lee Paterson – a civil rights leader and author of The Antidote: Healing America from the Poison of Hate, Blame and Victmhood,” attributes some of the blame on Obama, as well.
“The anti-police rhetoric and grandstanding coming from Obama and the Department of Justice over the past eight years has caused police to be less pro-active and has emboldened criminals,” Patterson explained to WND. “Also, the breakdown of the black family and rise in single female-headed households has created a lack of respect for police and authority. The brainwashing of the youth by so-called black leaders and the liberal education system is also fostering an environment where police – especially white officers – are viewed as ‘racist.'”
The reverend says that the administration’s “anti-racist” posturing has cost the black community dearly.
“Law-abiding blacks are being victimized by the lawlessness that is consuming cities like Chicago, Detroit and Memphis,” Peterson contended. “The rise in homicides in major cities directly impacts blacks first – because this is where the majority of blacks reside. Supporting the police and aggressively going after criminals is going to help decent black Americans.”
Agreeing with Peterson’s contention, Roorda says that African Americans’ lives are endangered by all of the anti-police agitation, insisting that the Black Lives Matter is a “hate group” and that its protesters actually hurt the black community.
“I don’t want to get the notion that black lives matter confused with the ill-named ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement,” Roorda impressed to WND. “Every day I pinned on my badge as a cop and put myself in harm’s way, I did so because I believed that black lives do matter and I had a sacred duty to protect them. But the organization ‘Black Lives Matter’ endangers the lives of African-Americans. Their hate speech, calls to arms and activities that marginalize law enforcement have resulted in a booming increase in crime. Because blacks are disproportionately the victims of crime, particularly violent crime, BLM places black lives in danger every minute of every day. Police simply want peace. But peace won’t come until the national dialogue centers on reality. More blacks are dying at the hands of police because more blacks are trying to kill police or engaging in other dangerous behavior that requires police to deploy deadly force. That’s what we need to address.”
With Obama soon leaving office, Peterson has some advice for his successor.
“Trump should continue supporting police and speaking the truth about the real cause of crime and offer real solutions for inner city problems,” Peterson advised. “He should encourage the police to do their jobs and let them know that his administration will not politicize the judicial process and will support law enforcement.”
Trump, according to Roorda, should continue to expose the false narratives given by the media that color police officers in a negative light.
“He just needs to be honest,” Roorda suggested. “All of this trouble started with the soundbite distortions that were fabricated from high-profile police encounters – mantras like, ‘hands up; don’t shoot’ or ‘I can’t breathe’ or ‘rough ride’ that were cut from whole cloth in Ferguson, Staten Island and Baltimore. If this president rejects those lies – rather than embrace and perpetuate them as the last president did – it will change the national dialogue.”