William Barr sent the Left into a furious rage with one bold move to stand up for law enforcement
Law enforcement is under attack in inner cities across the country.
Left-wing cries of “police brutality” have put a target on their backs.
That’s why William Barr just took one bold move to stand up for law enforcement, and the Left is in a furious rage over it.
In a recent speech, Attorney General William Barr came to the defense of law enforcement who are facing attacks from the communities they are in place to protect.
And at one point in the speech he said that if communities don’t begin showing more respect for law enforcement, “they might find themselves without the police protection they need.”
USA Today reports:
Attorney General William Barr said that if communities do not show more respect to law enforcement officers, they may lose “police protection.”
Barr made the comments, which have drawn criticism from some liberal groups and commentators, at an award ceremony Tuesday honoring officers and deputies for “distinguished service in policing.”
In his speech, Barr compared being in law enforcement to being in the military. Barr said it took decades after the Vietnam War for troops to earn respect. He said he remembers parades as soldiers left for then returned home from the first Gulf War in the 1990s.
“But when police officers roll out of their precinct every morning, there are no crowds along the highway cheering them on. And when you go home at the end of the day, there’s no ticker tape parade.”
Barr said Americans, instead, need to focus on “the sacrifice and the service” of law enforcement.
“They have to start showing more than they do – the respect and support that law enforcement deserves,” Barr said.
“And if communities don’t give that support and respect, they might find themselves without the police protection they need.”
Police have been made into targets in many communities due to anti-police politicians and community leaders.
In New York City, police are often attacked and humiliated by those in the community, and are left with little recourse as the city’s leadership often refuse to side with police under pressure.
Just this year, ten New York City Police officers have committed suicide, likely due to the disrespect they face on a regular basis.
So when the Left criticize Barr for his comments, they are almost certainly ignoring that fact.