As we reported earlier, one of the most troubling outgrowths of the protests/riots has been the anti-police sentiment that has been stoked and which has not been condemned by Democrats or media in large measure.
All police have been demonized and the left has perpetrated a fiction that systemically police are evil and want to do harm to black people. Media has not only not challenged that lie, but it has added to it and stoked it.
That has led to police across the country being attacked and some being killed.
Yates explained how he grew up in a law enforcement family, with a father who became a police captain and how he admired the “super heroes” with whom his father worked and that all his friends respected what his father did.
But he said now there was no respect for police. He said now police are branded as racists, yet he hasn’t had that experience in the time that he’s served.
With all this talk about racism and racist cops, I’ve never seen people treated differently because of their race. And while I know that cowards that have never done this job will call me racist for saying it, all I’ve ever seen was criminal behavior and cops trying to stop it and they didn’t give a rip what their skin color was.
I’ve seen cops help and save any type of race, gender or ethnicity you can think of and while that used to mean something, no one cares anymore.
I’ve been called every name you can think of and many of them with racial overtones and it’s never come from cops. I’ve watched African American cops take the brunt of this and even talked one rookie out of quitting after he was berated by a lot of cowards that had the same skin color as him.
But he says now, he would never do it. “Despite that, it’s been the greatest opportunity of my life to do this job. I would have recommended it to anyone and I secretly hoped one of my kids would do it one day.”
But today, all of that is over. I wouldn’t wish this job on my worst enemy. I would never send anyone I cared about into the hell that this profession has become.
It’s the only job you can do everything right and lose everything.
It’s the only job where the same citizens you risk your life for hate you for it.
It’s the only segment left in society where it’s cool to discriminate and judge, just because of the uniform you wear.
He said the angry insults have now been replaced with “rocks and bottles and gunfire.”
“This job is a walking a time bomb and you could get cancelled or prosecuted on the very next call, even if you do everything right,” Yates said. “No one has our back.”
Yates then addressed the “defund the police” effort by the left and what he said is heartbreaking, more so because it’s true.
Citizens with a political agenda will reign over us and all you have to do is wake up and put on a uniform to be a racist.
This weekend I received death threats for just doing my job. It would have been outrageous a decade ago and made national news.
Now, it’s just a Monday.
There will be more threats, more accusations of racism and more lies told about us.
I used to talk cops out of leaving the job. Now I’m encouraging them.
It’s over America. You finally did it.
You aren’t going to have to abolish the police, we won’t be around for it.
What will be left when the good cops decide they can no longer take it and the left destroys what they can?
We’re already part of the way there. This is where Democrats have taken us and we’re not going to like it when we get there.