A lot of police officers and others will tell you that there’s some kind of “war on cops” underway in this country.
However, hard evidence of this is hard to find because we’re generally talking about feelings and emotions, rather than facts and figures.
The situation is essentially this: public protest and criticism of police has led some law enforcement officials—especially in the world of police associations—seeing red.
It’s never easy to keep your mouth shut when you feel like you’re being assaulted or under attack, and some police union officials have had it with all the “yammering from the liberal media and know-nothing public,” to use the typical descriptors.
So, some police association leaders have decided to go the “if it’s a war they want, it’s a war they’ll get!” route, rhetorically speaking.
Needless to say, when you make empty threats against an unidentified enemy in the current political climate, real-world outcomes may not necessarily line up with “desired effect.”
This is usually what happens when those representing public servants make the mistake of preaching to the congregation instead of the choir.
Call it putting out fire with gasoline.