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We need to support our police, or they will leave us to the criminals [Video]

Major Travis Yates: “I used to talk cops out of leaving the job. Now I’m encouraging them. It’s over, America. You finally did it.”

This op-ed is reprinted already on Russia Today “RT” and it is so telling we believe we need reprint it here for our readers. It illustrates the absurdity and lethality of the “Defund the Police” madness that is gaining support among the radical left in the United States and even internationally. This measure appears to propose one of two utterly crazy ideas: (1) that getting rid of police forces will result in everyone just behaving correctly on their own, and / or (2) the police departments, normally run by city and state governments in the US (there is no national police force in this country) would actually be replaced by private security, which amounts to thugs – working for the company and whoever owns it, rather than impartially, according to the usual function of such departments for communities. This officer illustrates the danger of the movement, but also the strife and difficulties officers suffer in this very dangerous and honorable profession. RT introduces the writer to us:

His writing follows, with added emphasis:

UPDATE: Major Travis Yates is being taken to task because a comment he made about how many black people are shot is being taken grossly out of context. We will research this and present an in-context piece shortly.

‘You won’t need to abolish us – we won’t be around for it’: Why I and many of my colleagues are quitting as US police officers

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Sue Rarick
June 11, 2020

I grew up poor in an era where if you did something wrong as a kid/teen the local beat cop would take you into an alley and slap you around. Was this abuse? No, while he was doing it he was lecturing you and he had option two – arrest you. Fast forward and My two brothers and I are in the Army at a time when we are all baby killers. And we are being told this by people that are more concerned about getting hurt than they are any ideology.(The first generation of pampered mommy boys and girls.).… Read more »

BobValdez
BobValdez
June 11, 2020

Travis Yates, your father grew up and became a cop to “Protect and Serve”. Now, you and your collegues just brutalise and murder. See the difference?
 

Catherine Cordingley
Catherine Cordingley
June 11, 2020

Travis I am greatly sadden and concerned about where this “craziness” is going to lead us , into further madness. Why has our society suddenly decided that the police are to blame for the decisions the politicians have made. The police are not responsible for the unmedicated mentally ill walking the streets, no affordable housing for our homeless , the stability of family life. Wake up everybody before it’s too late.

paul
paul
June 12, 2020

In 1933, Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany. Though he did well in the elections, he got nowhere near enough support to form a government by himself. He was in a minority coalition with other parties, who thought they could retain real control while allowing Hitler the top job.   Hitler agreed that he would take only 3 out of 32 Cabinet posts. The other parties could have the rest. But there was one proviso Hitler insisted upon. One of these had to be the Minister of Police, giving him control of the police.   And within a few months… Read more »

gwynn oneill
Reply to  paul
June 12, 2020

I don’t see where to begin except with the media, pushing back against censorship. Much of the population’s mind is benumbed by the lies and otherwise silence of what is really happening.

TravelAbout
TravelAbout
June 12, 2020

I’m not sure if this particular cop was racist or not but one thing for sure he was a dirty cop who paints all cops in a bad light, that’s unfortunate. Having said that three questions come to mind, the first involving this particular police department and the last two all police departments. (1) This cop had way too numerous prior complaints against him, why was he allowed to remain a cop? What’s his police chief / police union’s role in him remaining a cop when there was more than ample evidence that he should have been fired? (2) Why… Read more »

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