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Cities across the nation continue to reap the consequences of Democrat legislation that has defunded police departments and raised the cost of living, resulting in a growing rate of homelessness. The two combine to make cities unsafe, unkept, and unpredictable for Americans attempting to live a normal life.
In a Twitter video released over the Memorial Day weekend, SanFranciscoPOA showcased the results of the Left claiming to protect its people while destroying the systems that keep people safe.
The video shows a San Francisco police officer interacting with a homeless man before he turns and pushes the female officer to the ground. As the two continue to fight, the homeless man hauled the officer several times before mounting the officer on the ground to continue attacking. Nearly five or more bystanders rushed to pull the man off of the officer before units arrived to the scene.
According to the Fox News report, president of the San Francisco Police Officers Association Tony Montoya reflected on the incident that occurred in Chinatown, and reminded people of the difficulty in protection and training police officers now that the “defund the police” narrative continues to trickle down from Washington.
Montoya said, “I’m very concerned, … If it’s not safe for the police officers right now, what should the general public feel?” He added, “You have hastily and poorly written legislation that is causing people to leave the profession early, not want to enter the profession … There’s a lot of media coverage, especially more so this past year on law enforcement, and people are saying, ‘I don’t want to subject myself to that type of scrutiny,’ or family members are discouraging them from applying.”
In their regressive attempts to craft a message of protecting women and defunding police departments in every city, the progressive Left’s policies have led to more Americans harmed or killed because now there’s no one to intervene in times of emergency.
In this new distorted American lifestyle, police officers—meant to be society’s wall between citizens and criminals—have been reduced to bystanders at the scene of a crime, courtesy of “progress.”