Watch: NYPD's 'Hands-Off Policy' Turns Stroll Down Street Into Grueling Gauntlet
Being a police officer has always been a thankless job.
Kids have never traded officer trading cards. Danger is a constant occupational hazard. And police officers are far more likely to have their names recognized in death than in life.
In 2018, thanklessness has somehow morphed into borderline impossibility.
Public figures like Colin Kaepernick and faceless mobs like antifa have done their very best to twist the narrative that all police officers are soulless killers and racists. The mainstream media loves to focus on police only when someone is killed due to their actions, but never when countless lives are saved due to their actions.
Well, Kaepernick, antifa and the mainstream media sadly seems to be winning the narrative.
Case in point, the idea of negative PR is so appalling, New York police officers told the New York Post that orders have come from “the top” to take a hands-off policy with unruly citizens.
It’s been a massive failure of an edict, to say the least.
It’s only emboldened the very worst of the anti-police sentiments brewing in society.
WARNING: The following video contains vulgar language that some viewers may find offensive.
Nobody, let alone people sworn to protect and serve Americans, should be subjected to that kind of verbal abuse. It’s pathetic and only made worse because people know police officers have to walk on egg shells in 2018.
“S–k my d–k!” Staten Island resident Christian Roman shouts repeatedly at the officers from the 72nd Precinct on Tuesday. “Tell your daughter to come see me to s–k this d–k! F—-t!”
Roman was stopped and searched because he matched the description of a suspect with a gun. If he had truly done nothing wrong, as it turned out to be, why such hostility? Roman was, however, booked for disorderly conduct due to his constant obscenities. He was eventually released.
“I got a little angry,” Roman told the Post. “Every time I’ve been running into police, it’s been bad vibes. I don’t know what it is that I did wrong. I’ve been in trouble before. I’m a young kid, I make mistakes. I don’t got no felonies. I’m not no crazy person. I finished high school.”
Never mind the irony of using double negatives in two straight sentences before claiming to have finished high school. Roman’s paranoia is a direct manifestation of the anti-police narrative seeping into society.
In early August, another incident caught building residents verbally assaulting officers who were responding to a 911 call from the building.
“You p—y!” one person shouts. “S–k my d–k!”
“Get the f–-k out my building!” said another resident.
The officers from that incident were actually reprimanded for not sticking up for themselves. Which is absurd because of the entire hands-off policy. Asking police to find some delicate balance shouldn’t be on them. They can either respond to harassers or they can’t.
It’s gotten bad enough that people are walking into precincts to verbally accost officers.
“Sgt. Lopez, he can s–k a big fat f–-king d–-k,” someone yelled at officers in their precinct in a video from Tuesday. “Shut the f-–k up, b—h.”
That’s disgusting cowardice at its worst.
For everyone crowing about criminal justice reform, such as Kaepernick and the Black Lives Matter movement, they should ask themselves how their actions are affecting all of the good and upstanding police officers in America.
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