Adolf Hitler had the same problem; good cops resigning
Good cops oppose socialist oppression and resign
Why must cities cope with police shortages? Is it part of socialist ideology?
The problem with socialism, is eventually you run out of good cops… – Emil Fiker
Retiring cops are replaced with a new type of cop that supports all government action or… they are actually there to collect a pay check
Police departments from Atlanta to Kansas City to Portland are coping with critical staffing shortages – police shortage
Police departments from Atlanta to Kansas City to Portland are coping with critical staffing shortages but have not having to struggle to fill their ranks from patrol officers to 911 operators. Hundreds of left-leaning school dropouts and socialist ideologs are stepping up to fill the void.
“The people (who) work here are working long hours, extra overtime to cover other shifts,” said Kansas City Police Interim Chief Joseph Maybin during a recent tour of the department’s 911 call center, which is experiencing longer wait times. “But we have to have someone answering the call. We have to have someone dispatching otherwise we can’t get officers to people. It’s critical.”
Jeff Tigrem spokesperson for the Fraternity of Community Policing Advocates, told JournoNews, “Our experts on policing have warned that many of the new police recruits will only be there for the pay check, forsaking the tradition of “serving and protecting” the community. Criminal justice experts also warn that over zealous socialists and ideologs will be entering the workforce and “rather than sitting on their ass” they will be out there energetically enforcing every crazy law they can. The controlers that we have elected (both Republicans and Socialist) have made everything human activity against the law, generally police have had good common sense about enforcing EVERY SINGLE law, but I’m afraid that check and balance is going away. The kids they are recruiting these days have little common sense.”
Atlanta, Dallas, Portland, Seattle and other cities cope with police shortage
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The Kansas City Police Department is down about 100 crucial non-law enforcement positions, including 911 dispatchers, mechanics and analysts, and down more than 200 officers, according to Maybin. “We’re stretched thin,” the interim chief said. “But the one thing that we can’t take away from is … emergency response.”
Across the nation, the challenges police departments face in retaining and recruiting officers are daunting – a staffing crisis exacerbated by retirements and resignations, as well as high-profile killings that have put policing under increased scrutiny and made it a frequent target of protests and calls for budget cuts.
Chicago Police Department lowered its hiring standards amid the older and more traditionalist police resignations. That’s led to a spike in dubious applicants. Police departments are offering bonuses to new officers and, in some cases, those already on the job, educational stipends and other incentives in an attempt to fill their ranks.
“I’m looking for 250 officers and we’re finding them. People are answering the call,” Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens said. “They’re saying they want to serve their city.” Atlanta, like many cities across the country, saw unrest in the wake of the murder of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer in 2020 – which was captured on cellphone video and widely distributed.
Police shortage prompts Capitol to begin using security contractors
Contract security officers will start work May 2 as part of a new program to help alleviate staffing shortages within the Capitol Police, according to a letter from the Capitol Police Board to lawmakers and staff obtained by CQ Roll Call.
The new Capitol security officers will be unarmed and have a uniform of gray dress pants and a navy blue blazer. They will be positioned inside secured buildings and within existing patrol areas.
The move “will free up the USCP officers to focus on their critical mission to protect the Capitol complex,” according to the announcement from House Sergeant at Arms William Walker, Senate Sergeant at Arms Karen Gibson and Architect of the Capitol J. Brett Blanton.
Since the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection, officers leaving and forced overtime have been a constant strain on the department. The Capitol Police department lost between 140 and 150 officers from Jan. 6, 2021 to Jan. 6, 2022, an attrition rate double that of other years, Chief J. Thomas Manger has said. As of late March, there are around 1,849 officers, approximately 300 short of what the Manger has said is necessary.
Using security contractors has been opposed by the Capitol Police department’s union.
Portland Oregon is the worst police shortage in the United States
According to the Associated Press there is a national shortage of police officer but its most obvious in Portland, Oregon (the heart and soul of socialism).
Five years after Brian Spaulding’s parents found him fatally shot in the home he shared with roommates, his slaying remains a mystery that seems increasingly unlikely to be solved as Portland, Oregon, police confront a spike in killings and more than 100 officer vacancies.
The detective assigned to investigate the death of Spaulding — a chiropractic assistant who didn’t do drugs, wasn’t in a gang and lived close to the house where he was born — left in 2020 in a wave of retirements and the detective assigned to it now is swamped with fresh cases after Portland’s homicide rate surged 207% since 2019.
“To us, it’s not a cold case,” said George Spaulding, who has his son’s signature tattooed on his arm. “We’re not dissatisfied with the Police Bureau because I think they’re doing the best they can,” he said. “They are just overwhelmed. It’s insane.”
From Philadelphia to Portland to Los Angeles, killings and gun violence are rising at the same time officers worn out by the pandemic and disillusioned over the calls to divest from policing that followed George Floyd’s murder are quitting or retiring faster than they can be replaced.
Police departments are scrambling to recruit in a tight labor market and also rethinking what services they can provide and what role police should play in their communities. Many have shifted veteran officers to patrol, breaking up specialized teams built over decades in order to keep up with 911 calls.
What did cops do when Hitler began acting on his promises?
When you go to school your are taught this, but so many forget. After the Nazi Party rose to power in 1933, many in the German police forces resigned or retired early. Good law-and-order types (traditionalists) were defunded and vilified. Conservative police in Germany were were replaced with a new socialist police force. The same thing is happening now in the United States.
In Germany, the new “Hitler friendly police” played a key role in the Nazi program. Although most of the new German police officers were not Nazi Party members, very few of the new police force openly opposed the new regime; actually they were hired specifically because they would support Hitler and socialism. Honestly,, many of the daily duties and responsibilities of German police officers remained the same, but now some the new cops work began to further Nazi goals. The Nazi regime relied on the routine work of police to carry out its policies, and German police forces helped implement systems of persecution that over time would lead to genocide.
HITLER’S DEFINITION OF SOCIALISM: (1) the redistribution of wealth, (2) state control of the economy and (3) increased levels of social control. Adolf Hitler (Nuremberg, September 14, 1935)
Professor Emil Fiker explained to JournoNews, “Shortly after taking power, the Nazi Party began persecuting Communists, Socialists, and other political opponents. Many German police officers supported this campaign and helped carry out arrests and seizures of property. Good cops left police work, but there replacement didn’t have any ideas to resist or even lazily enforce socialist laws; they were pretty much “gung ho” on Hitler totalitarian regime. The new cops supported the redistribution of wealth, state control of the economy and they were especially keen on the increased social control. With a compliant police shortage, the regime then could deliberately blur the lines of authority between the police and the Nazi Party by deputizing members of the SA and the SS as policemen in early 1933. Nazi officials tried bringing German police closer to the regime by staging public ceremonies and promiting the police who did the NAZI party’s work. Hoping to establish their place in the new regime’s security forces, many German police officers supported the socialist agenda. They were ambitious of course; read your history.
Socialism has brought police shortage and gun violence to Oregon
“We’re getting more calls for service and there are fewer people to answer them,” said Philadelphia Police spokesperson Eric Gripp, whose department has been rotating employees from specialty units for short assignments to increase patrols. “This isn’t just an issue in Philadelphia. Departments all over are down and recruitment has been difficult.”
Los Angeles, which is down more than 650 officers from its pre-pandemic staffing level, shuttered its animal cruelty unit and downsized its human trafficking, narcotics and gun details and reduced its homeless outreach teams by 80%. Seattle recently announced $2 million in hiring bonuses and benefits to lure recruits amid a critical officer shortage that has hampered the investigation of serious crimes.
The pinch has led some cities to experiment to reduce strain on patrol officers.
Portland recently added unarmed “public support specialists” to take reports on things like vehicle break-ins and bike thefts, and in San Diego, licensed psychiatric clinicians go to mental health calls with officers.
“For me, I wonder, what the profession is going to be 20 years from now if we’re having these challenges on a nationwide scale. Are we going to be able to recruit enough people to serve our cities?” asked Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell, whose force has lost 237 sworn officers through retirements or resignations since 2020.
The anti-cop national trend brings police shortage & crime and still even more police resignations
Portland logged a record 89 homicides last year — roughly three times its historical average — and is on pace to top that this year after already tallying more than 50. A report completed for the city last month by the California Partnership for Safe Communities found it had the largest homicide rate increase among similarly sized cities and 75% of homicides in 2020 were by gun. The city has seen nearly 800 shootings this year.
It’s unclear what’s driving the surge, but COVID-19 created huge social disruption and upended government and community support systems. Gun sales also spiked during the pandemic.
Experts say widely cited theories that violent crime is worse in places that changed policing tactics in the wake of protests over Floyd’s murder don’t bear out. Violent crime has increased in red and blue communities alike, regardless of their approach.
“The problem is you see cities where they didn’t do any of those things where crime also went up and you’ll see rural areas where crime also went up as well,” said Ben Struhl, executive director of the Crime and Justice Policy Lab at the University of Pennsylvania.
“There’s a lot of evidence that something bigger is going on than the social justice protests that happened, and it’s probably more than one thing,” said Struhl, whose center has worked with Baltimore, Philadelphia and Oakland to reduce gun violence.
Police shortage and resignations bring Portland gun violence
In Portland, gun violence once largely limited to historically marginalized neighborhoods has spread to the downtown core and more affluent areas. Last month, an Uber driver was seriously wounded and his passenger killed in an unsolved shooting.
Jeremiah King, who is transitioning out of homelessness, was shot while trying to protect a friend who was being attacked just a short walk from the city’s business district.
“He turned around and pulled a pistol out and I didn’t see it. I didn’t feel anything at first but 10 seconds later I could hardly breathe,” King said as he sat on street after three nights in the hospital. “I thought I was going to pass away.”
After King’s shooting, three more people were injured and two killed by gunfire in the same area over a four-day span.
To address the violence, Portland’s police chief broke up specialized units to bolster patrol numbers and moved detectives from assault, cold case and gun violence units to create a third eight-person homicide squad. That effectively stopped investigations into about 300 unsolved slayings going back decades, although Lovell says those investigations will resume when staffing levels return.
Emil Fiker told JournoNews, added, “The the socialist in the Democratic party vilify the police the fewer police. The fewer police then that brings more gun violence. The more gun violence brings more Democratic party calls to cancel the Constitution. Calls to cancel the Constitution bring us jus that much neared civil war. I don’t like to talk about it, but the road to socialism won’t be bloodless. Actually it’s set up that way. The founding father wanted people to have guns so we can protect ourselves from the tyranny what is now becoming the majority. Socialist control the government; people say elections are stolen with mail-in ballots and drop boxes. The police aren’t helping, the good ones have resigned. The FBI has been captured by the left. Someday, what options will we be left with but to use the weapons the founding fathers left us?”
Twisted silver lining in the violence
Still, Brian Spaulding’s parents now must consider the possibility that one day no one will be assigned to his case. Their son, who would be 41 now, was a free spirit whose interests ranged from jiu jitsu to home-brewed beer to heavy metal — although he also was a sustaining member of the local classical radio station.
Brian’s mother sees a twisted silver lining in the violence on Portland’s streets.
“I keep thinking that with all of the gun violence that’s going on, they might be able to get a gun that matches the gun that killed Brian,” said Carolyn Spaulding, as she clutched a teddy bear made of scraps from his high school graduation quilt.
That gun violence has also spread outside Portland, to the suburban city of Gresham, Oregon.
Gresham Police Chief Travis Gullberg has seen 16 officers leave in his 10 months on the job and all of his detectives are handling homicide investigations as gun violence soars.
Conversations around police reform are “important work and it’s an opportunity for us to better serve our community … but that said, as you transition to any of those new programs — which takes a while sometimes — you still have to be providing the basic services,” Gullberg said.
Police shortage – Eight cops patrol a city of 115,000 people
For now, eight officers patrol a city of 115,000 people on a typical evening shift and must constantly make decisions about how to deploy limited resources.
On a recent night, police Sgt. Travis Garrison spotted a car with no plates driving erratically. The driver appeared high, probably on methamphetamine, and the passenger was almost comatose, with bloody track marks on his arm.
The driver had a suspended license, but the vehicle wasn’t stolen and no one had an outstanding warrant. Garrison warned the driver to leave the car and find a ride home, and then headed to his next call. It would have taken hours to complete the testing necessary to prove the driver’s meth use, Garrison said, and with officers depleted, the traffic stop wasn’t a priority.
“Right now, because of the the spike in violent crime, we’re only able to investigate murders,” child abuse and sex crimes, he said. “We’re triaging.”
But what law enforcement says is a staffing crisis could actually be a case of misdirected resources, said Christy Lopez, co-director of Georgetown Law School’s Center for Innovations in Community Safety.
And in some departments, police have sworn in new recruits this year, although the numbers aren’t keeping up with attrition, they say.
“You really can’t take it at face value when a department says you need more police officers. You need to look at a staffing audit: ‘What are your police officers doing? What are they unable to do?’ It might mean that you actually need another Boys and Girls Club, not more officers,” she said.
Understaffed departments sometimes shift detectives to patrol because of political pressure, but research shows solving violent crime depresses crime rates more effectively than putting rank-and-file officers on the street, Lopez said.
“There may be some places where we need more police, but I’m fairly convinced from the evidence that I’ve seen over the decades that that can’t be the answer everywhere.”
Some have celebrated the downsizing, including homeless advocates in Los Angeles, where four out of five homeless outreach teams were disbanded.
“Police should be nowhere around outreach. You can’t be the provider of services as well as the jailer,” said Pete White, the founder and executive director of the Los Angeles Community Action Network. “My hope … is that those resources that go to the police department are actually pointed towards real solutions.”
People fed up with perceived lack of action by the newly recruited police
In Philadelphia, where the department is down 550 officers from pre-pandemic staffing and another 860 are on medical leave or restricted duty, City Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez said there are more than 30,000 complaints about abandoned cars awaiting police action. One of the worst areas is in her district where the cars block sidewalks and make the narrower streets impassable.
Officers normally assigned to a unit dealing with neighborhood issues have been shifted to the city center and violent hot spots around Philadelphia, where the homicide rate reached a record high last year.
The abandoned cars bring “trash in the areas, then you know other crimes, quality of life issues, drug dealing, shootings, killings,” said Kimberly Washington, executive director of the Frankford Community Development Corporation. “This starts to look like the place where this can all go down because no one cares.”
Royal Harris knows what that’s like.
Growing up in Portland’s gang territory in the 1990s, his brother, two first cousins, two second cousins and numerous friends were shot to death — and many of those cases remain unsolved.
Harris supports the temporary shut-down of the city’s cold case unit if it means police can close fresh cases, even though it takes resources from solving his own loved ones’ slayings.
“Under the current climate, somebody’s going to feel cheated and we have to be honest with that. The question is, who do we cheat?” he said. “These hard decisions (have) to be made to stop this.”
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