Elected Officials Will Regret Attacking Police Officers [OPINION]
Some of the anti-police politicians are actual radicals who are living their dream. But most of the anti-police politicians are cowards riding a political wave of hype.
The city of Minneapolis is already regretting attacks on the whole of its police department for the yet-adjudicated actions of a few officers in the encounter with George Floyd. The Minneapolis City Council suddenly realized, after millions and millions of dollars in private property being destroyed and countless lives ruined, that they need good men and women with the ability to repel criminals for their city to function. The police aren’t the problem, the criminals are the problem.
Massachusetts U.S. Senator Edward Markey is riding high after putting an end to the Kennedy dynasty this month when he defeated Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III. Sen. Markey did something that was believed to be impossible. He was right to run when everyone thought he would lose. So high on his victory over Camelot, he now believes he can do anything as long as he has the radical left behind him.
These leftists are forgetting police officers are human beings. The police have family and friends. Individual police officers have wide spheres of personal influence. Normal people like and appreciate the police. While Congress is in Washington or on travel junkets, the men and women of law enforcement are literally driving around the neighborhoods and solving problems for people.
As a famous Massachusetts Democrat once said “All politics is local.” Sen. Markey has lost the confidence of his local police – and that worse than losing an election.
Chris McCarthy is the host of The Chris McCarthy Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @Chris_topher_Mc. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.