Prior to the death of George Floyd and the subsequent calls for police departments to be defunded, America had already been facing a police shortage. If what one member of the New York Police Department (NYPD) recently told Fox News is true, this situation is only going to get worse.
According to this NYPD officer, who has chosen to remain anonymous, police morale is at a dangerous low particularly in those police departments located in cities run by Democrats, where the push to defund the police has been most aggressive.
The emerging police crisis
The NYPD officer gave “Fox & Friends Weekend’s” Will Cain a behind-the-scenes look at what is currently taking place in the law enforcement field. The growing anti-police sentiment, he explained, has already caused many officers to prematurely quit or retire.
“The term for the NYPD that is going around in every command in the city is ‘the job is dead,'” the officer is quoted as saying. “You would be crazy to take this job at this day and age.”
This officer told Cain that he had never thought that things would reach this point.
“When I became a police officer many years ago, I never thought that I would have to put this uniform on and be looked at as the enemy and to be hated,” he said. “And it’s not fair because we sacrifice ourselves every day. No matter what your skin color is, it’s sad. In my tenure here at NYPD I can never ever imagine that it would be this bad, as far as not being supported.”
How police see Trump v. Biden
The NYPD officer went on to talk about how many police officers are now looking at the general election.
He said that while it is clear that President Donald Trump supports the police, it is not clear whether the same could be said of Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden. The officer’s opinion is that Biden “would not support us.”
The officer, according to Fox, used to be a Democratic, but now is voting Republican.
This represents the general trend that we are seeing as police associations across the country have been announcing their endorsement of President Trump.
A crucial issue
There is no more important issue this November than American law enforcement. Without getting too apocalyptic, a country isn’t much of a country without protectors of the peace, and that’s because, as we have seen in some parts of the country, anarchy and chaos replace law and order.
If the NYPD officer is right, then the anti-police movement is at least partially succeeding by creating an atmosphere in which no one wants to be a police officer. We need to change this. We need to let our law enforcement know that we are behind them, and one way we can do that is by reelecting President Trump this November.