The rise of attacks on police are a byproduct of Democrat policies and Democrat control in the United States. The police have been belittled over the past few years by the Democrat party and it’s led to the public distrust of law enforcement. The left, at least some of them, are starting to realize this and the FBI admitted that it’s alarming.
FBI Director Christopher Wray was on 60 Minutes and said, “Violence against law enforcement in this country is one of the biggest phenomena that I think doesn’t get enough attention.” That’s a huge shift in the conversation about police funding, police equipment, and making sure police have the necessary backup that they require.
Wray also noted that the police officer murder rate rose 59% in 2021 which is a large increase especially after the 2020 Black Lives Matter riots. There were 73 police deaths from attacks on the police which Wray noted is “one every five days.”
The pandemic didn’t help the rise in murders. With the rise of school closings means that kids had more of an opportunity to get involved with mischief.
Wray said, “Certainly, the pandemic didn’t help. There’s a variety of ways in which that contributed to it. We’re seeing more and more juveniles committing violent crime, and that’s certainly an issue. We’re seeing a certain amount of gun trafficking, interstate gun trafficking. That’s part of it. And we’re seeing an alarming frequency of some of the worst of the worst getting back out on the streets.”
Local judges across the country are emboldening criminals to continue committing crime by dismissing charges or giving light sentences for violent or large-scale crime. The other aspect that should be considered is the uptick in drugs being brought into the country across the southern border. Often times, violent crime comes with drug trafficking and an increase in drug use.
While a large amount of people were unemployed during 2021 and stayed at home more, there were many more opportunities to get involved in criminal activity where a job would have hindered the opportunity.
Ultimately, changes are going to have to be made across the board. One solution isn’t going to stop this trend. More police funding and stronger sentencing is much needed moving forward.