De-Policing America: A Street Cop’s View of the Anti-Police State
“De-policing” isn’t about police apathy—it’s about leftistantipathytoward the police. Cops and society’s confusion about police work have collided as progressives try to replace equal justice for all with social justice for some.
De-policing is the phenomenon where cops avoid pro-active patrol, meaning, will a police officer respond when you are having the worst day of your life? Will the cops in your town hesitate to act out of fear of being fired, or worse, going to prison just for doing their jobs?
Anti-police groups have fabricated a myth that cops are wantonly slaughtering innocent minorities. They cite the number of suspects killed by police vs. cops killed by suspects as if it’s supposed to be a fair fight. But is there another profession where more people claim to know how to do it better than those trained to do it? Why, despite evidence exonerating officers of wrongdoing, does anti-police fervor too often flare into violence? Defending cops does not mean police abuses don’t occur, but with millions of interactions every year, they are rare.
How does Steve Pomper know about all this? He knows because as a retired cop, he’s dealt with this subject repeatedly in what has become one of the most protest-ridden cities in America: Seattle. De-Policing America is one street cop’s view of the destructive effects of social justice indoctrination and the demonization of law enforcement today.
We rarely hear from those directly affected by bad politics—the cops. It’s time for that to change. Learning what cops do, and why, and how their leftist leaders are attempting to brainwash them, is the beginning of understanding.