New York Police Union President Unloads on Left Wing Lawmakers: They "Abandoned Us"
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On Tuesday, president of the New York Police Benevolent Association Mike O'Meara unloaded on Democratic politicians and their lapdogs in the media for defending violent criminals over the past several weeks while vilifying the police force.
During the speech, O'Meara held up his police badge and said that the actions from a Minneapolis police officer should not be held against other police officers.
“This isn’t stained by someone in Minneapolis. It still has a shine on it. And so do theirs. So do theirs,” O’Meara said while standing in front of other police officers.
O’Meara then urged American citizens to stop looking at police officers “like animals and thugs,” and asked to be treated with respect.
“Stop treating us like animals and thugs,” he said. “And start treating us with some respect. That’s what we’re here today to say. We’ve been left out of the conversation. We’ve been vilified. It’s disgusting. It’s disgusting. Trying to make us embarrassed of our profession.”
O'Meara then pointed to the data to show how police officers generally have a very positive impact on their communities.
“375 million interactions, overwhelmingly, overwhelmingly positive. Nobody talks about all the police officers that were killed in the last week in the United States of America, and there were a number of them,” O’Meara said.
O'Meara finished his speech by condemning George Floyd's killer, Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
“We don’t condone Minneapolis. We reject what he did as disgusting,” finished O’Meara. “It’s disgusting. It’s not what we do. It’s not what police officers do. Our legislators abandon us. The press is vilifying us. Well, you know what guys, I’m proud to be a cop and I’m going to continue to be proud to be a cop until the day I retire.”
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On Tuesday, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson defended the police force when he spoke out about the new 'Defund the Police' movement, stating that the idea is "irrational."
Carson argued that the police force has a positive impact on low income communities and urged those calling for defunding the police force to actually think about what they are saying.
“Well, it’s low-income communities where the police are needed the most,” Carson said. “Places where there’s a lot of criminal activity, obviously you need to police. So, as usual, when people make decisions when they’re emotional, and they’re angry. They don’t think it through, and that’s what this, it will go away. When people have time to think it through and realize how irrational it is.”
Liberals have been claiming in recent weeks that defunding the police force would have a positive impact on communities, specifically lower class communities, across the United States.
“Social programs are important,” Carson said. “And they’re part of the entire system, but they’re not the front line when somebody is committing a crime, that’s just silly.”
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