The United States has been under the strong arm of radical, violent, and well-organized crime sprees for a number of months, having been escalated with the death of George Floyd in May, the demonizing of all police officers and the public’s observation of the bold resurrection of the left’s long time agenda for defunding entire local police departments, has frightened many Americans into action.
One group of pro-police advocates has had enough.
The group said it has started an “aggressive effort” to connect donors with pro-blue candidates who it says will “return law and order leadership to state and municipal public offices.” It says it will focus particularly on electing candidates to offices, including mayor, district attorney, governor, attorney general, state representative and state senator.
“Our Police are under attack!
Radical anarchists, spineless left-wing politicians and the mainstream media are doing everything in their power to defund the Police and dismantle the systems of law and order that keep us all safe.
It’s time WE fight back and show our Police that we have their backs by electing leaders who will always BACK THE BLUE!”
Reads the “Protect Our Police” PAC’s website.
According to the website: “Protect Our Police PAC is the only organization exclusively committed to electing pro-police political candidates to public office. Founded by retired police officers, Protect Our Police PAC helps elect candidates that won’t turn their backs on our officers and other first responders on the front line.
Our leaders must give police officers the respect they deserve. The only way to fix how our government treats police officers is to change the people we elect to lead us. We will hold politicians and elected officials accountable. If they don’t stand tall with our police, they will be given their walking papers,” they posted.
“Morale among officers is down by “tenfold” in major cities, with widespread reports of difficulty retaining officers from retirement and recruiting new officers. Our leaders should inspire confidence—not demoralize the people who protect us, Protect Our Police said.
The founder of the group was on Fox News, Thursday:
Make this go viral. Our movement JUST got covered by @foxnews.
We're going to elect pro-police leaders, END the anti-police narrative and #BacktheBlue.
Buckle up and join us. https://t.co/6ddcz1KDVB
— Protect Our Police PAC (@PolicePac) July 16, 2020
President Donald J. Trump has been tweeting about “Law and Order”, and using his Presidential authority where he can, while watching Democrat Governors give cover to many of the Democrat movements that are tearing communities and states apart with violence and intimidation.
In response, one group of retired police officers have built a coalition, and have jumped into politics, forming a Political Action Committee (PAC), so they can help elect candidates “who will support our cops”.
We're retired police who couldn't stand by and watch spineless politicians turn their backs on the police.
— Protect Our Police PAC (@PolicePac) July 9, 2020
Fox News reported, “The Protect Our Police PAC launched last week and announced on Wednesday in a press release that it has picked up donations from more than 2,100 donors in 50 states. ”
According to the group’s co-chair Nick Gerace “the level of support we’ve seen nationwide in just one week proves that Americans still want and need leaders who will back the blue.”
“As crime skyrockets in cities across the country, it’s never been more important for police departments to be fully funded,”Gerace said.
Kari is an ex-Community Organizer who writes about Voter Engagement, Cultural Marxism and Campaigns. She has been a grassroots volunteer with the GOP, on and off for 18 years. She is a Homeschool Mom in North Carolina and loves Photojournalism and Citizen Journalism.