Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

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A police officer was killed in Louisiana last night as she was about to begin her shift.  A police officer in North Carolina was shot multiple times last night.

It goes without saying that thugs are not going to recognize National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, which was yesterday.  But sadly, increasing segments of our society refuse to do so as well.

Remember Chelsea Manning?  Manning served in the military, stole thousands of classified documents and was sent to prison for violating the Espionage Act.

On his way out of office, President Barack Obama pardoned Manning.  After serving just seven years of a 35-year sentence, Manning was released from prison.  Last year, Manning got 6% of the vote in the Maryland Democrat Senate primary.

Yesterday Manning tweeted photos of a burning Thin Blue Line Flag with the captions, “f–k the police” and “yearly reminder we live in a domestic military occupation in every major city.”

But hatred of our police officers has gone mainstream.  In recent years, we have seen millionaire football players demonstrate their disdain for law enforcement by kneeling during the National Anthem.

And, as we noted yesterday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) denounced Border Patrol and ICE officers as human rights violators.

Sadly, law enforcement has increasingly become a dangerous and thankless job because of the so-called “progressive” left.

Police departments all over the country are finding it difficult to recruit men and women willing to put their lives on the line only be disrespected, demonized and worse.  The same is true for the Border Patrol and ICE, which isn’t surprising given the abuse they receive from left-wing activists and politicians.

—Gary Bauer
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