Are the police friend or foe? Are they necessary to preserve order, or are they unnecessarily intrusive? Do they have society’s best interest in mind, or are they racist and violent? Heather Mac Donald, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, analyzes the numbers behind these hot-topic questions.
Are cops perfect? Of course not. And no one should expect them to be. But every single day, under the most difficult conditions, the police protect us from the bad guys. In other words, they do their job and they do it well. Former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke makes it very clear: cops are not the problem.
Let us stipulate that Officer Wenjian Liu and Officer Rafael Ramos were shot dead execution style by a criminal who hated the police and used the Eric Garner and Michael Brown grand jury decisions as an excuse for his depravity.
However: Democrat Mayor Bill de Blasio (Democrat Mayor David Dinkins redux) is responsible for helping to create a climate where police are demonized, where violence against police officers is justified by Sharpton barks of racism, where the very murder of police officers is viewed as something the police brought on themselves.
As we wrote a few days ago, the police are the new Jews.
Thus, we believe that de Blasio, and the liberal left of which he is a prime example, have blood on their hands.