This staggering statistic signifies a 72% increase in police officers killed exclusively by a firearm since 2015.
Simple. The answer is, without a doubt, the never-ending onslaught of negative anti-cop sentiment that has rained down upon America’s law enforcement from the Obama administration over the last eight years.
The relentlessly fueled, anti-cop rhetoric, nurtured and cultivated by the Obama administration, could have no other outcome but to morph into a nationwide “cops are the enemy” mindset which, when interpreted through the twisted minds of street thugs, translated into a “resist the police” attitude, even if that resistance included deadly physical force.
For the last eight years, the President and his cronies, Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch, had nothing but negative words for America’s police. They incited Americans, especially African Americans, to fight back, question authority and, by their own repugnant statements and actions, taught black America and minorities of all nationalities that it was their duty to question and resist any confrontation they had during a police encounter, if they deemed it to be unlawful.
The Obama administration has without fail, routinely tried and convicted every cop involved in a shooting and, along with the administration’s comrades, the liberal media. They have twisted and swayed public opinion against law enforcement almost exclusively before any real evidence was ever heard, and consistently sided with the criminals on all occasions, but always falling silent when they were repeatedly proven wrong.
It’s my opinion that the catalyst that initiated the rise of lawlessness in America, and what is responsible for the recent increase in shootings of law enforcement officers, stemmed from The “Hands up, Don’t Shoot” incident that occurred back in August of 2014, in a quiet town called Ferguson, Missouri.
The Obama administration’s words or lack there of, during the Ferguson days, insinuated to the country that the police were to blame for the killing of a poor, innocent, unarmed kid, later found to be a piece of trash punk who just committed a robbery and was trying to kill the police officer with his own gun.
To add insult to injury, Obama had the audacity to send three White House representatives to Michael Brown’s funeral in Ferguson, yet he has never sent one to a police officer’s funeral or attended one himself. Ever.
The Obama administration’s actions and words during the Ferguson debacle acted as reinforcement to the police haters in this country that it was not only their right to disrespect and question police authority, it was their duty to.
There is a criminal justice theory that developed out of the events that occurred during and after Ferguson that attempts to explain the recent and ever increasing racial tensions, violence against the police, and sky rocketing crime rates across America. The theory is aptly named, the “Ferguson Effect”, and it’s explained in detail by author Heather Mac Donald in her book, “The War on Cops.”
Although a few so called liberal “scholars” refute the “Ferguson Effect” theory, for a multitude of liberal biased reasons, which I will not waste my time or yours regurgitating, I not only agree with the reality of the Ferguson effect, but I have personally expanded on it to include a theory that the recent rise in police officer shootings and executions are, in fact, an ancillary effect of Ferguson.
The Ferguson effect is the concept that increased scrutiny of police following the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri has led to an increased murder rate in major U.S cities that can be directly attributed to an increase of police inactivity out of fear of retribution.
The Ferguson effect states that pre-Ferguson, Missouri, police around the nation were reducing crime through all sorts of innovative and proactive policing, although many liberals perceived these tactics as politically incorrect. After Ferguson occurred, and the daily onslaught of law enforcement bashing by the liberal media and the Obama administration continued, many police officers across the nation began to see the proverbial “writing on the wall.”
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