We need to defend the Police against “cancel culture” corruption
Police officers have put their lives on the line to defend us. Now it’s time for us to defend the Police. Phony morality protestors exploiting the death of a convicted felon in Minneapolis try to justify protests that spin out of control into looting, violence and arson. They need to be arrested, charged and jailed. They have no right to take over the streets of America with their hate-driven, violent protests.
By Ray Hanania
Police officers have put their lives on the line to defend us. Now it’s time for us to defend the Police.
Phony morality protestors exploiting the death of a convicted felon in Minneapolis try to justify protests that spin out of control into looting, violence and arson. They need to be arrested, charged and jailed.
They have no right to take over the streets of America with their hate-driven, violent protests.
This past week, protestors tried to disrupt the streets of Chicago where Mayor Lori Lightfoot has created a pro-protestor, pro-looter and pro-criminal environment through ineffective leadership.
They vowed to have 25,000 people on the street but fell far short with only 200 hoping to illegally shut down the Dan Ryan Expressway.
The week before, hundreds of looters and criminal rampaged through downtown Chicago breaking into businesses, destroying property and engaging in physical violence.
Why haven’t they all been rounded up and arrested? For the same reasons why Lightfoot and the ineffective Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx have refused to charge hundreds and maybe thousands of criminals who were arrested for past crimes that ranged from looting, assault and arson.
Fox wants you to believe the people arrested faced misdemeanor charges, but I know that in several suburban communities, hundreds of protestors were arrested for firing weapons, destroying property and looting stores; all were released because Foxx refused to prosecute.
She excused her failed judicial responsibilities by blaming it on coronavirus, asserting COVID-19 disrupted and delayed the court system.
Criminals have been moved to commit more crimes by the failed leadership of Lightfoot, Foxx and the major news media. They have created an environment that encourages crime. Criminals know Foxx won’t prosecute them.
Criminals know that if they wrap themselves in an exaggerated sense of race victimization – whether Black, Hispanic or White — they can get away with almost anything.
Feeling the heat, Lightfoot has ramped up her empty rhetoric. But she hasn’t cracked down at all. It’s just empty, worthless bluster. Race politics at its worst.
Street gang members in Chicago know all this. That’s why they continue to murder children, often in Black on Black violence on Chicago’s South Side, but throughout Chicagoland. And no one really cares.
While anti-police protests bring 200 and more together, the neighborhood killings barely create a ripple. The protestors have directed their rage in the wrong direction, one driven by selfish, biased politics rather than moral behavior or concern for racism or crime victims.
Chicago and Cook County are sick. And that sickness is spreading to the suburbs where protestors have tried to replicate the violence.
Fortunately, we have some strong leaders in the suburbs who won’t back down from supporting local police. In fact, it is spreading across the country like in Seattle where protestors demanded that “White People” give up their homes and properties and to give them their money.
We need to stand up for the police, in Chicago, in the suburbs and across the country. That woman in Baltimore who hit a police officer, and then was knocked out when another police officer came to his colleague’s aid and hit her back, should be thrown in jail. The police officer who hit her should be given a medal and replace the guy who is in charge of the Chicago Police Department. He’s worthless.
We need to punish any elected official who calls for the “defunding” of any police by refusing to vote for them and calling and complaining to their offices.
If we don’t stand up for the police, there won’t be any police to stand up for us.
There are some rotten apples in the police force, some with rank and privilege, who swap justice for personal politics. But prosecute those rotten police as individuals not as a policing industry or profession.
I remember in 1981 when several Orland Park police officers, tied to the Chicago Outfit, tailed and harassed Moraine Valley Community College Trustee Dianne Masters. They passed info on her to her mobbed-up husband, Alan Masters.
Masters represented many of those corrupt police officers in Orland Park, Willow Springs, Oak Lawn and elsewhere. Dianne Masters was murdered by her husband and the former Police Chief of Willow Springs, Michael Corbitt, on March 18, 1982.
We must support the police. We need tough police and tough policies against crime. Don’t be bullied by the “cancel culture” corruption, or exaggerated claims of racism. If we don’t set a tough example, the criminals will take over.
(Ray Hanania is an award winning former Chicago City Hall reporter and political columnist. This column was originally published in the Southwest News Newspaper Group in the Des Plaines Valley News, Southwest News-Herald, The Regional News, The Reporter Newspapers. For more information on Ray Hanania visit www.Hanania.com or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.)