Far-left liberal cities eager to dump their police may soon get what they wish for.
Police officers who no longer have the support of the local population, city councils, and/or progressive mayors are leaving town and moving to cities and states that respect the local police force. And, there’s a company helping them do it.
Law Enforcement Move, a brand-new company set up to help police officers move to a new city or state, notes that the first day the company opened its site got nearly 5,000 visits, more than 1,000 emails, and about 500 phone calls. The firm, which is run by former law enforcement officials, notes that cops eager to move are searching for small cities or rural areas with a fairly low crime rate and a good cost of living.
Texas is currently the most popular state for cops eager to get out of liberal hellholes. Idaho comes in second place followed by Tennessee and Florida.
Police officers moving out of town won’t be the only factor that depletes police forces in liberal, urban areas. Many police are calling in sick, retiring, or simply quitting to protest the lack of support from local politicians.
In Minneapolis, some officers are quitting without filing official paperwork beforehand, causing problems for departments trying to figure out who is still on the job and who isn’t. In New York, police officers are talking about granting liberal New Yorkers’ wish to abolish the police department for a single day by going on strike on July 4. While the strike wouldn’t be an official “strike” since police officers aren’t allowed to strike in the city, there is talk of cops calling in sick en masse on America’s Independence Day.
It’s not hard to see why police officers are disgusted with the way they have been treated in recent weeks. The mob mentality has portrayed all law enforcement officers in a bad light even though the overwhelming majority of them would never treat George Floyd the same way that Derek Chauvin did. What’s more, city officials have made their hatred for local cops clear by openly talking about cutting funding for police departments and even disbanding them altogether.
Police officers now have no one to turn to for help. If they have to shoot someone on the job in self-defense or the defense of another individual, they could face years in prison if a politically-motivated DA such as the one in Atlanta, Georgia, gets ahold of the case.
Not all cities and states hate the police. Many savvy cops are already looking to move to such areas and more are sure to follow them, putting a major strain on big cities that will now have to contend with crime without the assistance of experienced police officers.
Remember, liberals — you asked for this.