Where Do We Go From Here?

I haven’t worked on this blog for a while – not from a lack of desire, but a focus on other priorities. As most Americans in leftist-led cities, we feared potential leftist violence here in St Petersburg. So, I spent a lot of time prepping the property I have in the boonies for the possibility of an extended stay. We rented a cabin in a rural county known for its God loving, Trump supporting American population for the week of the 6th. And, there we watched the outright theft of an American election.

Thank God we have a patriotic governor here in Florida, and avoided a repeat of the election corruption we saw in 2000, 2016, and 2018.

This year, my family and I will be re-locating to a more rural, more mountainous region of the country to be around more folks like us – Christian people who love our country and appreciate law and order.

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In the meantime, I will continue to present America’s social and political issues from a law and order perspective. You may try to avoid politics, but they are not going to avoid you. If you believe that by staying quiet, and minding your own business, you will not be affected by the socialist, anti-American (and anti-cop) revolution that is taking place in our country right now, you are sadly mistaken.

A case in point is highlighted by THIS ARTICLE from the Washington Free Beacon back in October. According to the story, the U.S. now has the fewest cops per citizen in the last 25 years.

The story cites “growing hostility to law enforcement in the years since mass protests in Ferguson … a wave of retirements … and the cancellations of recruitment classes amid public outcry and COVID-driven budget crunches.”

Let’s be clear and honest about our situation. In a time when more people are being told that it is a good thing to hate America, AND that it is okay to commit violence against those who support America and the Constitution – we have far fewer cops to confront those people on our behalf.

The politicians are hearing very little from honest, hard working Americans who choose to mind their own business, or complain quietly on social media – while they are constantly getting an earful from the rabid anti-America crowd showing up screaming in the streets, and howling at government meetings. Who will you turn to when the lunatics decide that “protesting” downtown is not getting them enough attention, and decide to take their “mostly peaceful” riots into the suburbs?

Let’s take a look at the epicenters of the anti-police movements, and the consequences of politicians bending to the will of these mindless radicals who demand that police budgets be slashed:

In THIS REPORT FROM PORTLAND OR, shootings have skyrocketed in 2020. Stats released by the Portland PD showed “a nearly 250% increase in shootings in September 2020 than in September 2019.” The number of people injured by gunfire in Portland went up 78%.

Don’t forget, Portland is the city where the mayor, Ted Wheeler, banned the use of tear gas as a non-lethal option for police to control rioters. The Portland city council officially voted to defund their police department in June 2020 – only to realize how stupid an idea that was in November, and vote down the amendment proposed by commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty (to the tune of an $18 million slash to the police budget). The mayor was part of the dissenting vote as well. I wonder if having an ANTIFA MOB SHOW UP AT HIS CONDO had anything to do with his change of heart??

Up the left coast a ways, in Washington state, reality is showing its ugly face in Seattle. Shootings are on the rise there, too. In fact, there were more shootings in the first 6 months of 2020 than in ALL OF 2019.

In 2020, Seattle saw its highest homicide rate in years, according to the story. Domestic violence cases quadrupled. And, cops are leaving the Seattle PD in record numbers.

Don’t forget, it was Seattle’s brainless Mayor Durkin who told police to stand down and allow BLM terrorists to take over and occupy four blocks of her city. THEN, she told CNN that the area was “more like a block party atmosphere” and that it could turn into a “summer of love.” The reality was that it was an occupied zone where violence, rapes, and robberies occurred on a regular basis, and five people were shot in just 9 days – according to Wikipedia.

What did Mayor “Dorkin” say about the shootings in her “summer of love” block party? She stated that the violence was “distracting from changes sought by thousands of peaceful protesters.” And, while cops were overwhelmed by the regular protests and riots that the idiot mayor encouraged, four times as many women were beat up in their homes in Seattle. Way to run a city, “Dorkin.”

Not to be outdone, across the country, communist mayor Bill DeBlasio can brag about New York City’s 112% increase in shootings in November alone! For the year – as of December 4, 2020 – NYC shootings were up 95%. And, this in a city with some of the toughest “you can’t have a gun” laws in the entire COUNTRY!!

How’s that gun control working out?

In 2019, in New York City, there were 721 shootings. By December 2020, there had been 1,412. Of those busted for shooting at someone, 40% had prior gun charges. Way to keep guns out of the hands of criminals, Billy.

Hey DeBlasio, here’s how we keep gun crime low in rural parts of Florida – take a lesson from Sheriff Grady Judd. You see, if you shoot at a Floridian, there’s a damn good chance they’ll shoot back.

Murders were up as well in NYC. In fact, they were up 38%. in 2019, there were 305 murders. As of Dec 5, 2020, there were 422.

That’s 422 people DEAD in a city where the mayor agrees with Black lives Matter that COPS are the problem. DeBlasio caved to BLM’s demand to defund the police, and agreed to cut $1 BILLION out of the police budget! This from a man who sends his black son out to tell everyone who will listen that cops are all racist and looking to kill black people.

If you want to know how scared black people in NYC are of white cops, just watch THIS VIDEO. It’s no wonder cops are demoralized and retiring at record rates. Who wants to step up and replace them?

Then ask yourself, if this is what the mob will do to armed cops, what will they do to you? It’s time the politicians hear YOUR voices. If we don’t confront the arrogant cowards in City Hall now, we will have to face the armed psychopaths in the streets later.

Published by Brian Whiddon

Get an old former cop's point of view on today's issues that affect public safety and the civil society. Straight, honest commentary without politically correct filters.

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