You reap what you sow.
America's police departments are not amused or supportive of the Democratic party's increasingly anti-police rhetoric.
Ever since the death of George Floyd, more and more left wing radicals have called to defund the police.
In rare instances, they have even called for abolishing the police.
Now, over 100+ police agencies have officially withdrawn security contracts for the Democratic National Convention.
Over 1,000 officers were scheduled to provide security for the event.
Ever since the revelation that so many agencies are withdrawing, it is unclear if there will be enough security.
Due to COVID-19, in-person attendees will be limited.
However, the withdrawal of police is apparently linked to the party's policies on tear gas, not the pandemic.
More details below:
Is anybody actually surprised?
The Democratic party has been openly fanning the blames of anti-police rhetoric.
It was only a matter of time until their words would come back to haunt them.
The Hillconfirms that over 100+ agencies have officially withdrawn their contracts:
More than 100 police agencies in Wisconsin have pulled out of their security contracts with the Democratic National Convention ahead of their predominantly virtual convention, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Monday.
Some of the agencies said their decision to pull out of the agreement to send personnel to the convention comes after the Milwaukee's police chief decided to cease the use of tear gas and pepper spray during demonstrations.
Their decision to pull out of the contracts cast doubt on the convention’s goal to have 1,000 officers at the event, which will run from Aug. 17-20, where former Vice President Joe Biden will formally accept the party’s nomination. Only about 300 people are expected to attend the in-person event.
"MPD’s top priority remains to ensure that next month’s DNC is a safe event for all visitors and participants,” the Milwaukee Police Department said in the statement.
The Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission last week directed Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales to change department policy to restrict the use of tear gas and pepper spray, which has been used by law enforcement at demonstrations protesting racial inequality in recent months.
"We regret having to do that," William Lamb, a local police chief who chairs the Wisconsin Police Executive Group (WPEG) told the Journal Sentinel.
Lamb said the WPEG “strongly disagree” with the decision, adding that they believe that in “removing those tools, the use of chemical irritants or pepper spray, from the available resources that the law enforcement officers would have at their disposal if protests become non-peaceful would severely compromise the safety of the public and also the safety of the law enforcement officers who would be assigned to protect the DNC.”
How can the DNC expect the police to do their job if they continually handicap them?
The police are not the bad guys. The bad guys are the bad guys.
Yet... we see prominent left wing leaders defending rioters in the streets and the attacks on federal courthouses.
Many in the media have attempted to gaslight us by saying that these are "mostly" peaceful protests.
The DNC reportedly told cops that they could not use safe and humane crowd control measures.
One of the issues in dispute is tear gas.
According to the New York Post:
More than 100 police agencies will no longer send personnel to boost security measures at next month’s Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee — partly over concerns about a recent directive ordering city cops not to use tear gas to control crowds.
The Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission, a citizen oversight commission, last week ordered the city’s police chief to publicly account for why the police department used tear gas in late May and early June during protests over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
That order also directed the department to change its policies to ban the use of tear gas and pepper spray — and that Milwaukee’s police chief Alfonso Morales could be fired if he does not comply.
Morales told local outlet WTMJ-TV that many agencies are concerned about the new order.
“When you rule an unlawful assembly to help break up that crowd, once we deem them unruly, that’s a safe manner in doing so. Not having those tools increases the potential for more violence,” he said. “That’s a big concern for the law enforcement community within Milwaukee and outside of Milwaukee.”
Local police departments in West Allis, Fond du Lac and Franklin — which were going to send 30 officers in total — withdrew for that reason, according to the report.
“We respect the FPC’s decision making authority but we strongly disagree with the actions that they’ve taken,” Fond du Lac Chief William Lamb said in a statement obtained by the outlet.
“We believe that removing those tools from the available resources for law enforcement officers to use if protests become non-peaceful will severely compromise the safety of the public but also the men and women who will be called upon to protect the DNC.”
The convention, set for Aug. 17 to 20 at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee, has been scaled down to a mostly virtual event, with only about 300 people expected to attend in-person.
Former Vice President Joe Biden has said he will be present to accept the nomination.
Cops are expecting and preparing for large scale protests.
However, because 100+ agencies have withdrawn their contracts, will the DNC have enough security if such protests materialize?
We will all find out in just a few short weeks...