Forgive my dripping sarcasm but pointers on how to do federally handcuffed policing ( New Orleans Police Department is under a restrictive consent decree ) in hyper-violent cities doesn’t inspire great confidence.
DOJ consent decrees and reports never admit how disrespectful and dangerous urban offenders and cheerleading onlookers are. As a stakeholder I’m surrounded by them and as a safetyist actively guard against them. The federal suits and consultants miss how violent New Orleans and Baltimore truly are. Police didn’t create the thug mentality holding innocents hostage. Police didn’t create gangs which outgun precincts. Police didn’t create single mothers weaponizing boys who are ” misfits… whom police have to deal with aggressively, ” to quote Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke.
Taking timid tactics imposed upon NOPD and implementing them in a genuine war zone like Baltimore means officers will die at the hands of an enemy without constitutional rules of engagement. Only in urban areas are assailants needs placed above those of hostage residents and captive cops. This would never happen in the suburbs. Sounds like the ” bigotry of low expectations, ” to quote George W. Bush.
-Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black, Your UrbanSafetyist. @nadraenzi on twitter.