Just as every cop is a criminal

And all the sinners saints

As heads is tails

Just call me Lucifer

'Cause I'm in need of some restraint

-Sympathy for the Devil, Rolling Stones

It seems an old favorite by the Rolling Stones had a handle on the anti- cop mentality in America and around the world long before in manifested itself in the form of dead officers in the streets of New York City, Dallas and Baton Rouge.

Police officers have become public enemy number one in a perverse liberal shift away from law and order toward some notion that if we are soft on crime it somehow makes us ‘social justice warriors’. There is some strange idea that the crime bill signed into law by then President Bill Clinton in the 1990’s that helped bring down violent crime in America by double digit reductions is inherently racist and must be stopped. As a result of soft on crime ideas flowing out of Barack Obamas White House we have seen for the first time in my adult life and dramatic increase in violent crime numbers in America.

I’ve also witnessed as you have as well, a war declared on law enforcement officers around this country. “Pigs in a blanket fry ‘em like bacon” is one of the battle cries heard in the streets. Police officers have become snake bitten. They don’t know what to do. If they do their jobs they could find themselves on the receiving end of a malicious prosecution like the 6 officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. None were convicted but Marilyn Mosley, the prosecutor in the case refuses to acknowledge that her entire case had to do with being a justice warrior who had no interest in actually finding justice. Gray a 35 year old career criminal who died while in police custody from a broken neck became one of the celebrated alleged victims of police brutality against black suspects. Strange however that three of the six officers charged were black including the female sergeant in charge of the arrest that day and the officer that was charged with the most serious crimes in the case. Also of great importance was the judge in the case, also black and highly respected for his fair and level headed approach to his court. He found three officers not guilty before the rest of the cases were dropped altogether. Despite the overwhelming evidence in the case that no crime was committed by anyone in the arrest and unfortunate death of Gray, Mosby persists in her self appointed and self-anointed role as justice warrior.

The problem here is we are telling a whole generation of young people that police are the enemy and it’s ok to berate them, demean them, attack them and for many it seems it’s ok to gun them down in the street as long as you are doing it for the right reasons.

Marilyn Mosby may well be disbarred for her reckless and narcissistic prosecution. She should be but that will not bring to an end to this new era of targeting police officers, all police officers as being racist killers turned loose on the streets of America without regard to the safety of the public.

I certainly don’t believe that but the Devil works hard every day to break down the decency of good people and turn them against each other in the hopes of sparking the exact kind of senseless death and destruction we’ve witnessed lately on American streets.