Colorado Finds Out The Hard Way What Happens When You Suffocate The Police
Liberals and the BLM movement were demanding the Police be Defunded. For some reason, they felt that it was going to fix all of their problems and prevent incidents like George Floyd's. So police stations across the nation lost funding and many officers retired as they didn't want to stick around when suddenly they were seen as the enemy of the people. Some States went as far as to pass additional laws to hold the police to unreasonable standards, forcing police officers to hold off on helping people until all of the paperwork checks out. This is what is going on in Colorado. Officers are going by the book to such an extent that they can't help people in need as easily, because they don't want to be attacked for doing their jobs, and now the crime rate is skyrocketing.
“Crime across the board is going up. We’re having a lot of problems,” Aurora City Councilman Dave Gruber said. “Aurora is open to [criminals]. … Aurora is a low-risk area and that’s a message we need to fix and we need to stop that.”
From the first nine months of 2019 to the first nine months of 2020, murders are up 72%, armed assaults are up 34.3%, and robberies were up 31%, according to an analysis of crime statistics by CBS4. At the same time, physical arrests, or arrests made without a warrant, have plummeted 44.6% since 2019.
Judy Lutkin, union president of the Aurora Police Association, blamed the high crime rates on a number of factors, including the current cultural state of the country which has emboldened criminal behavior across the U.S.
Another contributing factor is “the general trend of social justice warrior police leadership who have given up on ‘law enforcement’ as the primary mission of the police,” Lutkin said."
"Lutkin said patrol culture “has become almost completely reactive. We don’t look for suspicious people who are about to commit crimes anymore. Instead, we stick to answering 911 calls,” she said. “On those calls, we walk away when possible.”
She told CBS4 the goal of many officers is now to “avoid complaints, which the state and nation have shown a tendency to overreact about.”
Lutkin wrapped up by saying, “As far as we can tell, we are properly executing what the public wants. If this isn’t what the public wants, they should do something about it.”
Can you really blame the police for being more by the book now? Before they would have gone after a criminal right away but now they are dotting all of their i's and crossing all of their t's regardless of the danger the criminals may present to the community.