Thursday, May 28, 2015

Statement Analysis: Baltimore and Maryland Police Chiefs Speak Out




Crime is up, including shootings and murder, in a record setting pace in Baltimore, since the death of Freddie Gray.

Arrest are down.  Way down.

How can this be?

In Baltimore, violent crime is dramatically up, while arrests in Baltimore are dramatically down.

What is happening in Baltimore?

Prior to this, police stress from the political blaming that has dominated our nation for the past 6 years, was already at levels in which officers regularly said,

They're counting the days to retirement, or considering careers in insurance investigations, or security.

They are terribly stressed over the blaming of them by politicians, from the top on down.


Hands Up! 
It is that police officers; once such a respected position in our nation, are now afraid to do their own jobs?

While violent crimes dramatically up in Baltimore, arrests are dramatically down.

Why?

Why aren't police arresting criminals?

We were told that we cannot call the criminals "thugs", but "misguided youth" and that they are just shooting each other because they are angry that...

 I don't know what Obama's "excuse de jour" is, at this hour, as he has exhausted most of them, while erasing "Islam" from "Islamic terror" in the law enforcement anti-terror manuals, backing gay marriage here while refusing to denounce the public killings of gay under the Koran,  ignoring the Coptic Christian martyrs, in spite of crosses above them, by the "religion of peace."  He has put Immans on payroll in prisons, while having the military threaten chaplains who refuse to perform gay marriages.  It is this intolerance towards people of faith that pales in comparison to the silence over the physical beatings of women, and more so, the public murders of gays in the streets of the very countries Hillary Clinton approved for weapons sales, while they made millions in donation dollars to her "foundation."  Iran chants, "Death to America; Death to Israel" and gets a nuke deal.

Obama boycotted the Charlie Hedbo unity rally, and ignored American Sniper Chris Kyle's funeral, while having racist and anti-semite criminal, Al Sharpton, to the White House dozens of times.  We have less people working, more people on welfare, debt out of control, racial tensions worse than any time in the past 50 years, Islamic immigration while many black communities cannot find jobs, the IRS used as a coercive tool to silence free speech, our allies don't trust us, our enemies are emboldened, China threatens us with war, Russia grabbed the Ukraine while NATO has the biggest display of "military exercises" on Russian border than any time in history, schools with the lowest of test scores ever...and...

police are to blame?

When Mississippi police chief from Houston county had enough, he unloaded to the media  bemoaning what all officers know:  they have been vilified consistently from the White House for 6 years.

They are sick of it.

It is not about partisan politics.

While America burns,  Obama targets police.

This is insane.

"I am counting the days until retirement."

"I just want to make it home to my family."

"This is the worse time to be a cop."

Years ago, when a black woman said she was harassed by police, Barak Obama immediately embraced her statement as true, without even checking with police to verify.  This was not lost on the press nor was it lost on police officers.

Our police are being portrayed as "racist" as well as "bullies" and "abusers" of blacks.

The entire "Hands Up" movement is based upon a lie.  There was no "hands up" from the criminal who sought to attack a uniformed police officer.

This insanity and destruction of America is going on all around us, while Obama blames our nation's police?

This isn't about politics. It is about people who's lives do matter.

  Baltimore citizens are dying.

 Dying.

 A small year old child was shot this weekend while 29 shootings occurred, with 9 dead on the Memorial Day weekend.

Police from around the country all have opinions, but they strike similar chords within their words.

They are tired of being blamed, yes, but this is not what is causing arrests to drop.  Never before has one profession been so utterly condemned as a scapegoat in society.  All revolutionaries need a "bad guy" to blame, like Hitler blaming the Jews for the Treaty of Versailles.  Nero blamed the Roman fire on the Christians.

 But, police?

The very people paid to protect the citizens of Baltimore?

Regarding Baltimore, Obama blamed "Republicans" though no one of this party has held a significant office in Baltimore in 50 years.  He blamed it on money, though more "stimulus" money went there then it did elsewhere in the country.  He said that not enough money went to Baltimore schools, until it was learned that more money per student is spent in Baltimore than in most any other school in the country.

Lie after lie.

Police have been a convenient target as a few rotten apples stood out.  Recall the analysis here, at the Statement Analysis blog, of racist cops exposed.  When Mississippi police chief from Houston county had enough, he unloaded to the media  bemoaning what all officers know:  they have been vilified consistently from the White House for 6 years.

They are sick of it.

It is not about partisan politics.

They do not mind being video taped with cell phones.  They recognize that the activities of a few "rotten apples" do not represent the whole and they love the community they serve in. But in Baltimore, something different is happening.

With Obama portraying police as racist bullies, the nature of authority is in effect:  the example is set, and the followers do what they do:  they follow suit.  This is in families, schools, businesses, and anywhere authority is used.  The radical revolutionary view is that police are brutalizing the common man and must be stopped.

In Baltimore, they are having success stopping the police.

Arrests are dramatically down while violent crime is dramatically up.

What is going on?

Is this a police "slow down" protect?

Hardly.

With the fueling of racial tension, there is a "Us versus Them" that arises.  Even black police officers are thus challenged by citizens to be "one of us", that is, the street criminal who sets fire and needs "space" to destroy property.

The black officers are loyal:

to the rule of law, not to the rule of the mob.

So what is causing the drop in arrests?

Here is what the police chief has reported.

Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said his officers “are not holding back,” despite encountering dangerous hostility in the Western District.
The reason arrests are down may surprise some.  Listen carefully to his words. 

They are afraid for the lives, their jobs and even their freedom.  

“Our officers tell me that when officers pull up, they have 30 to 50 people surrounding them at any time,” Batts said.

This is terribly frightening.  They may be armed, but if you were one of them, would you dare pull your weapon?  Remember, 3 of the 6 charged are black, so they are not safe due to their skin's pigmentation.  

Batts spoke at a City Council meeting last night, further explaining what officers are afraid of:  making a departmental mistake and getting arrested for it!  

What is happening, there is a lot of levels of confusion in the police organization. There are people who have pain, there are people who are hurt, there are people who are frustrated, there are people who are angry,” Batts said. “There are people, and they’ve said this to me, `If I get out of my car and make a stop for a reasonable suspicion that leads to probable cause but I make a mistake on it, will I be arrested?’ They pull up to a scene and another officer has done something that they don’t know, it may be illegal, will they be arrested for it? Those are things they are asking.”

Now it is that citizens of Baltimore are afraid to leave their homes.  They are afraid to go out at night.  There is more than 20 million dollars worth of damage before claims have been submitted.  
Business owners may not start back up again. 
The citizens have heard politicians change criminals, in less than 24 hours, from "thugs" to "misguided youth" and the Bloods and Crips from violent organized crime, selling drugs to their children, to "protectors" of the community. 
The professional agitators (some were paid $1250 per week) who entered Baltimore under the guise of "community organizers" will not contribute money to the city they helped burn.  

The criminals have been given "space" and police have been both demonized and hand-cuffed. The criminals and paid protestors used their "space" and now, after the professionals returned to Ferguson, to hold "sit ins" to demand their 50K per year money be re-instated.  They will find other cities to burn.  They have time. 
Police are afraid.  They fear for their lives, careers and their freedom.  

 Black and white officers have been united in fear of taking action.  
All they can do is count the days to retirement, or to 2016, and outlast the lambasting of their profession should a 'different' person be elected to the highest office. 
Perhaps a new President will begin the healing process in America, starting with an apology to the million plus police officers in the country who have been unjustly portrayed as racist bullies by the very nation they protect and serve. 

Until then, Obama has pledged to keep them under-prepared with weapons, fearful for their own lives, careers and freedom, handcuffed into trying to just survive this disgraceful time in our country's history.  
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The following statement is from Sheriff Mike Lewis, further commenting on the dramatic increase in gun violence in Baltimore and the dramatic decrease in arrests. 

First we saw that officers called to a crime scene claim to be met by 30 or more citizens, creating an atmosphere of fear.  Then we saw how they feared making a mistake and being criminally charged for it.  This is a result of short term politically thinking, leaving residents vulnerable to criminals.  
Criminals have their space, but police do not.  

"The Baltimore City Police Department, the officers particularly on the street, have been eviscerated, they’ve been disemboweled, their guts removed to have the courage to go out there and do this job. They’re very fearful that if they go out there and be proactive, which we all should be doing in law enforcement today, we can’t afford to be reactive, especially in urban areas. Those officers are no longer being proactive, and as you see, the violence has surged. … And I hope this is a shot fired across the bow of mayors and urban leaders across this country. Once you disembowel your law enforcement officers, then you cannot no longer expect them to go out there and protect you, or protect your communities. This is very troubling the worst I’ve ever seen in 31 years of law enforcement.”

7 comments:

trustmeigetit said...

Well put Peter.

I for one can not wait to hear more on how that "thug" died.

It could be the cops, for some reason I question that.

Pat Brown also posted about that wondering if maybe he was one that often "cried wolf" or in this case "cried hurt" when arrested.

If he had a long record, the police may know him and it could be he always claimed he was hurt.

Hopefully the truth will be shared and not hidden.

trustmeigetit said...

OT

The TROPPER that supposedly was told about Josh Dugger touching girls and doing nothing says that's not what happened. See below.

The part that kills me is how he seems to feel bad that he did nothing but is in jail for child porn..so really?

Hutchens told In Touch that the Duggars' original account of the incident played a part in his decision not to report the alleged abuse.
"I did what I thought was right and obviously it wasn't," he told In Touch. "If I had to do it over again, I would have told him immediately I am going to call the hotline and contacted the trooper that worked those cases and have a full report made. I thought I could handle it myself.
"I have lost a lot of sleep over it. I am a Christian myself and I worry that something else may have happened," he says. "I would be responsible for it, in my opinion, by not reporting it. The young girl should have been my first priority."

Sara said...

Overall a great commentary. I don't agree about the police part though. Afraid to do their jobs? No way. Actually laughable. Afraid to shoot someone? We can only hope. Far too many people have died needlessly by the very ones supposed to protect. But it's not because of the police, per se. It's our culture, the authoritarianism of the government. The government we elect. The government that reflects the will of the people. When WE change, then change will come. People seem to enjoy seeing "authority" exercised over others. It's strange to me. I struggle to understand it. I've changed my views greatly in 25 years. Years ago I attended rally's and held pickets in support of officers Budzyn and Nevers who, as Detroit police officers, killed Malice Green outside a crack house. Now I would be supporting the Green family. Now I am pro-legalization of drugs. I just don't care to try to control what other people want to put in their bodies. I don't care to control others at all. As long as my rights, or the rights of another person, are not trampled, do what you want.

Anonymous said...

I feel very similar. This police are scared stuff isn't only laughable but not the case at all.

trustmeigetit said...

I see where police would be scared.

If you are out numbered your odds of survival are slim.

And if your facing arrest for doing your job, I think that would make anyone think twice.


The verdict is still out on this case. We don't know for sure what happened and if the victim may have attempted to self inflict injury to avoid going directly to jail.



Anonymous said...

I too see where the police are scared stiff. I would be too.

On the other hand, I also see where certain segments of the population are fed up and sick to death of seeing members of their community pistol whipped, beaten down, dosed with pepper spray and maced, even killing some of them with their electrodes of killer mace, some given the cop-chokehold death, and many shot dead while unarmed; some even hug then accused of hanging themselves when they didn't.

Killed by cops or armed guards. Many sentenced to lengthy prison sentences when they were innocent... THEN, lying cops and LE getting away with their crimes against them. Oh yes, I see their point. It's GOT to stop, one way or another.

But to dismiss ALL COPS as being evil and guilty is out of hand. They are not ALL evil. Theirs is a very dangerous job. I feel badly for the good ones; they don't deserve this. Absolutely, I'd be looking for a different kind of job too. Real quick.

Sara said...

I don't trust the police. Some are good, some are bad. I don't want to even have to find out which are which through personal experience. I know many officers. I dated a Detroit cop for 4 years, a federal marshal for 1 year, uncle is a retired commander of a city police dept., cousin orange co sherif, cousin Wayne co mi sheriff, cousin ret. Detroit cop, future father in law ret. Detroit Sargent, cousin prison correctional guard. I personally know many instances of official corruption. I also have benefited and received free passes others do not get. It's complicated. Most people do not understand how corrupt the system really is.