The DNC may have just shot itself in the foot. Again. Seemingly always preoccupied with running their mouths (or their fingers on Twitter) before thinking with their brains, the Democrats apparently didn’t realize that launching such a full-on assault of police officers just might impact the security at the DNC.
Even though the DNC does not take place until later in August, more than 100 police agencies have backed out of DNC security agreements. Why?
Well, banning the police from using tear gas or pepper spray would be a start, particularly since removal of both these items would leave the police little choice but to use deadly force, the very act that the entire nation has been supposedly embroiled in “protests” over for the past several weeks.
The police have expressed regret for having to pull out of the convention, but they did point out that they are obligated to protect their force and they will not leave them open to being abused or egregiously harmed.
“We regret having to do that,” Fond du Lac Police Chief William Lamb told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “We respect the Fire and Police Commission’s decision. But in this particular case, we strongly disagree with the actions they’ve taken…
We believe 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,” he added. [Source: Washington Examiner]
Other police leaders have echoed Lamb’s assertions.
“Our concern is that in the event protests turn non-peaceful, such a policy would remove tools from officers that may otherwise be legal and justifiable to utilize in specific situations,” West Allis Deputy Chief Robert Fletcher said. [Source: Fox News]
“I cannot send personnel if they are not properly equipped or will not be allowed to engage in appropriate actions which would ensure their safety,” Franklin Police Chief Rick Oliva wrote.” [Source: Fox News]
The Greendale Chief of Police, Ryan Rosenow, perhaps had the strongest reply, directly stating that removing tear gas leaves little other option but deadly force, which makes the DNC’s demands even stranger.
“I understand that use of chemical irritants and pepper spray is serious, and those are to be used only when legally justified,” [Rosenow] said. “But when you take that out of the continuum, that doesn’t leave the officers much other than getting harmed or using deadly force, and that’s not good for any officer or the public.” [Source: Washington Examiner]
By banning the police from the ability to use pepper spray or tear gas, the DNC is effectively robbing the police of tools needed to do their job effectively, including the least among of damage possible if the “protests” transform into riots, which a significant percentage of them seem to do.
Basically, the DNC’s laughable laundry list of demands could comparable to demanding firefighters not use their hose to put out a fire because of its excessive force.
After weeks and weeks of demanding that police departments are defunded across the United States, presenting outrageous “reparations” packages that will somehow be mysteriously funded by defunding the police, openly slandering the police as murderers, racists, and every other hideous name under the sun, all combined supporting rioters that attack, blind, and even kill police, the Democrats are suddenly amazed that … police decline to protect the DNC?
The Democrats should be even less amazed considering the repulsive revelation from Project Veritas, which detailed the campaign of perpetually screaming Sanders, namely his equally unbalanced followers. In a released undercover video, a field organizer for the socialist, Kyle Jurek, proclaimed that police would be hurt at the DNC if their savior Sanders didn’t receive the nomination.
“If Bernie doesn’t get the nomination or it goes to a second round at the DNC convention, fucking Milwaukee will burn,” says an individual identified as Sanders organizer Kyle Jurek. “It’ll start in Milwaukee and then when the police push back on that, other cities will fucking [explode].
“Be ready to be in Milwaukee for the DNC convention. We’re going to make  look like a fucking girl’s scout fucking cookout,” he warns. “The cops are going to be the ones fucking beaten in Milwaukee.” [Source: Breitbart]
Well, Mr. Jurek, it looks like BLM beat the Bernie bros to the punch, because all those cities were already burning (and are still burning) long before the summer even started. Maybe you should start a protest against BLM?
Then again, not even the Democrats supported BLM in 2015, as a leaked document revealed that the top House Democrats were forewarned about a “radical movement,” that uses violent tactics to achieve its aims; in addition, Democrats were also warned that BLM does not want their movement “co-opted” by the Democrats.
What a change just 5 years can make.
The Democrats really lost their marbles after the 2016 election, and a “radical movement” that was previously excoriated for its violence suddenly found itself occupying the highest level of respect in the media, all in an effort to somehow contravene Trump.
The silent majority is growing … and the Democrats know it.