The latest trend in the zones of rioting, is for communists to attack not just whites, but Black businesses. We saw some of this in 2020, but it has now escalated. As documented below, US police are now leaving the force in droves, so law and order may be a thing of the past, even with the move to defund police. There may be no police left to defund.
“Black-owned businesses trapped in the Minneapolis no-go zone where George Floyd was murdered by a police officer are pleading for, among other things, help from police, reports the New York Post:
Black merchants near the once-thriving corner of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue said police have abandoned the blocked-off intersection, creating a dangerous autonomous zone that has seen crime spike and business evaporate.
“The city left me in danger,” the owner of Smoke In The Pit restaurant told The PostThursday.
“They locked us up on here and left us behind,” said the merchant, who asked to be identified only as Alexander W. for fear of reprisals.
“They left me with no food, no water, nothing to eat,” Alexander told the Post. “The police, fire trucks, can’t come in here.”
Welcome to one more Democrat-run city more interested in pushing lies about systemic racism than actually fulfilling its primary obligation: keeping its citizens safe and ensuring they can freely go about the business of living their lives and making a living.
The Post reports that the no-go zone is empty of consumers. Hardly any customers come anymore because they know it’s unsafe and are likely to be harassed (or worse) by the left-wing terrorists in Black Lives Matter and Antifa, not mention the criminals and gangs who roam free without fear of police.
“The black-owned businesses say they have lost 75-percent of their business since the Floyd memorial sprouted up shortly after his death” and “feel they have been the sacrificial lambs” at the hands of a Democrat-run city.
One of the terrorists who oversees what’s called “George Floyd Square,” an area that is literally blockaded, dismissed concerns of the business owners and residents, and added this: gang members “keep us safe in their own way.”
Imagine living and trying to do business like this for more than a year. It’s outrageous and only hurting the very people – black Americans – Democrats claim they want to help.
But Democrats have no interest in helping anyone other than themselves — and if every Blue City in America has to be burned to the ground in order to hide the fact that Democrats cannot handle the most basic tasks of governing (and nothing is more basic than keeping people safe) – they will see to it that those cities burn.
Minneapolis has been governed by Democrats for more than 40 years. Republicans are so outnumbered they have no say whatsoever in how the city is run, and look at what’s happening to this once great metropolis, the once great Twin Cities.
As bad as I feel for the victims of this no-go zone, it seems fair to ask what they intend to do about it. Will they vote for change, or will they vote more of the same? Will Minneapolis continue to cast their votes based on stupid issues like systemic racism that have nothing to do with the basics of governing (snow removal, filling potholes, safety, garbage pickup), or will they finally wise up and focus on quality of life issues?
Truth be told, I don’t really care. Out here where I live, in Rural America, we all own guns and have no gun violence or a violent crime crisis. People out here of all races and creeds live together in peace without any racial tensions. Our air, water, and streets are safe and clean.
You get what you vote for, so I’m just curious how long the people of Minneapolis are going to vote for race riots, arson, violence, despair, bad policing, and looting.”
“The mass exodus at the Seattle Police Department continues with 66 police officers separating so far this year. By the end of May, that number is expected to hit nearly 100.
There is a police staffing crisis with no end in sight.
Multiple SPD sources confirmed the separation numbers to the Jason Rantz Show on KTTH. A separation is an all-inclusive term for officers, including those who quit or retire.
Though the city has not yet officially released staffing numbers, officials have expressed significant concern publicly and privately about the staffing situation. The city does not have enough officers to safely protect our neighborhoods or respond to emergencies.”
The exodus — amid the pandemic, anti-cop hostility, riots and a skyrocketing number of NYC shootings — saw 2,600 officers say goodbye to the job and another 2,746 file for retirement, a combined 5,346.
In 2019, the NYPD had 1,509 uniformed officers leave and 1,544 file for retirement, for a total of 3,053.”
“Following the "defund the police" movement and the "abolish the police" movement, constant negative coverage of law enforcement by the media, anti-police sentiment becoming mainstream, and the threat of riots have contributed to a police shortage across the country.
The Philadelphia Police Department currently has 268 vacancies and is expecting even more shortages in the near future.
"From Jan. 1 through Thursday, 79 Philadelphia officers have been accepted into the city's Deferred Retirement Option Program, meaning they intend to retire within four years, according to Mayor Jim Kenney's office," the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. "During the same time period last year, just 13 officers had been accepted into the program, the office said."
"It's the perfect storm. We are anticipating that the department is going to be understaffed by several hundred members, because hundreds of guys are either retiring or taking other jobs and leaving the department," Mike Neilon, spokesperson for the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police, told the newspaper.
Neighboring New Jersey is facing a "recruiting crisis," according to Pat Colligan, president of the New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association.
Colligan said that recent notorious police-involved deaths of citizens such as George Floyd, Tamir Rice, and Breonna Taylor have impacted recruiting efforts.
"Every action has a reaction. When you vilify every police officer for every bad police officer's decision, [people] don't want to take this job anymore," Colligan, head of New Jersey's largest police union, said. "It's been a very trying and difficult time to put on the badge every day."
Colligan also said the "quality has really diminished in the last few years," which could mean more tragic police confrontations in the future.
Col. Patrick Callahan, the acting superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, said the state's largest police agency received a "historically low" number of applications this year. In some years, the New Jersey State Police would usually receive between 15,000 to 20,000 applications – this year they only received 2,023 qualified applicants as of Thursday, according to NJ.com.
"The atmosphere with police work right now is people just don't want to apply," Robert Fox, president of the New Jersey State Fraternal Order of Police, said.
The Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3 said there were "recruitment and retention issues," which prompted the "topic of closing police district(s)."
"Our Patrol numbers are now below 700 officers which is about 300-400 below what is needed," the Baltimore FOP said, according to WBFF-TV. "This creates huge safety issues for our officers and for the citizens of Baltimore."
After facing a police shortage, Albany Police Chief Michael Persley said the department should offer more incentives to attract new recruits.
Officials also said that the pandemic has hurt police recruiting since new officer training was suspended.
"And you got to remember that once you go into the academy, it takes you about 10 months to finish. So, we're not looking at putting any boots on the ground until maybe next Spring," Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #5 President John McNesby told WPVI-TV.”