It has been a crazy few years, folks.
Back before the pandemic started, there was a HUGE movement to ‘defund the police.’
The backlash against the police force as a whole over the terrible actions of a select few took a heavy toll on police officers nationwide last year:
Newsmax on Twitter: “A memorial fund for police officers reported the highest-ever recorded total of on-duty fatalities in 2021 (458). https://t.co/n3BJLuVXmp / Twitter”
A memorial fund for police officers reported the highest-ever recorded total of on-duty fatalities in 2021 (458). https://t.co/n3BJLuVXmp
There were quite a few notable locals who were yelling about defunding the police.
Today, that tide seems to be turning a bit since crime rates have skyrocketed across the board.
Even our RINO governor, Larry ‘I want to be a U.S. Senator’ Hogan, is trying to pump up his support by taking a ‘back the blue’ stance:
Monday, January 10, 2022 Phil Yacuboski, WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5 In his legislative announcement news conference, Gov. Larry Hogan said crime prevention will be a top priority. Hogan proposed $500 million in increased aid to police for hiring, bonuses, special ops, neighborhood safety grants (lighting and cameras), a renewed push for tougher sentencing for gun offenders, and 100% state match for crimestoppers rewards.
Meanwhile, some in the idiotic lamestream media have pushed back on Hogan’s proposal:
David Collins on Twitter: “No local police departments have been defunded. I don’t want to speculate on why Gov Hogan is choosing to use the word re-funding the police. The Governors stated actions are to channel more money to law enforcement. He’s not replacing funds that were cut. pic.twitter.com/0vd5oUwk6r / Twitter”
No local police departments have been defunded. I don’t want to speculate on why Gov Hogan is choosing to use the word re-funding the police. The Governors stated actions are to channel more money to law enforcement. He’s not replacing funds that were cut. pic.twitter.com/0vd5oUwk6r
What a ridiculous thing to say, David. If you don’t think police departments need more funding funneled to them, then you must be living in the same type of gated community as Dutch and Pelosi.
We just want to remind everyone that support for the police takes many different forms, from budgets to public statements. And, following all the social justice outcry that happened two years ago, too many Maryland police departments saw various types of support go downward quickly.
We’d like to remind you that our county executive, Commie Johnny O, started throwing gasoline on a dumpster fire when he publicly stated that the Baltimore County Police Department was in need of guidance in the form of the SMART Policing Act.
So, the question we have is: Will Commie Johnny reverse course and back the men and women in blue? Or will he continue to cater to the progressive snowflakes who think that higher crime rates are a small price to pay to have less policing (and more law-breaking freedom)?
We checked Johnny O’s social media pages for his feedback on Gov. Hogan’s call for more crime prevention funding. He said … nothing. (But he did remind everyone that a huge fundraising deadline was approaching for his own re-election campaign.)
Which side will Johnny O take? The men and women who risk their lives against MS-13, lawless illegals, ATM smash-and-grabbers, and the like? Or will he keep siding with those who think that police officers need to be kept on a short leash that doesn’t allow them to do their jobs properly?
We have our suspicions that he’ll stick with the latter. After all, those types of people don’t know any better and will keep voting to keep Commie Johnny in office.