THE MAX ALLEN REPORT
TO SERVE AND DISRESPECT
Cops told drowning man, “I’m not jumping in after you.”
A growing trend of animosity, arrogance, and disrespect by police is disturbing. More and more often police show their hesitancy to expose themselves to danger. More and more often they refuse to help the people who pay their salaries. These days the pledge “To Serve and Protect” seems more an anachronism than a pledge or a promise.
From the fateful 45 minute ‘delay’ in the Uvalde school shootings to individual cases across the country, police show a growing unwillingness to place themselves in harm’s way in performance of what should be ‘their duties’.
One must wonder what the situation would be if the deceased was a black man or some other ‘recognized minority’. It takes little wonder and imagination to see another ‘George Floyd’ movement resulting from such a tragedy as this. But, alas, this case will likely slip between the cracks of a failed justice system only to be lost in the archives of police incompetence and justice failed.
While the majority of police officers are more than likely brave, courageous, and bold the disturbing trend of police apathy and indifference places us all in mortal danger. In the throes of increasing demand for gun control the need for citizens to own guns is greater than ever.
In many jurisdictions it seems police are most adept at tracing chalk outlines around bodies, gathering forensic evidence, and then failing to solve nearly 80% of the murders they investigate. According to the FBI situations where police hesitate and even refuse to render aid are on the rise. This is only one glaring reason why we, the citizenry, need to be armed and ready.
Stay alert, armed, and ready. It’s your right!
P.S. The most alarming thing about this article is that it can never cover the hundreds of incidents every year where police officers refuse to put themselves in harms way on behalf of citizens. This is precisely why the 2nd Amendment needs to remain intact and virtually all gun-control laws in place must be repealed. Police are incapable or unwilling to protect us so it's our job.