NPR Reaps What It Has Sown

It only took them a little more than a year, but the brilliant “reporters” at NPR finally realized there is a serious staffing problem in the nation’s police departments.

The historic calls for police accountability, reform and attempts at racial reckoning have left police departments nationwide struggling to keep the officers they have and attract new ones to the force.

Whose fault is that? Oh yeah, it’s leftists like the people at NPR. You clowns ARE the problem.

In many places, police morale has plunged and retirements and resignations have soared. A June survey of nearly 200 departments by the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), a nonprofit think tank, shows a startling 45% increase in the retirement rate and a nearly 20% increase in resignations in 2020-21 compared to the previous year.

A supervisor from the other squad said he saw the amount or retirements and the lack of academy classes, and apparently, 2024-25 will look like Mad Max. Most officers who are retiring have a lot of time on the job, and the only ones left will be the clueless rookies I write about.

The exodus is affecting departments large, small and in between. The research group’s survey shows that in the largest departments with 500 hundred or more officers, the retirement rate increased by nearly 30%. Overall, new police hiring has dropped 5%.

Who in their right mind would decide to become a police officer in this climate? No one wants the job, and those who have the job are looking for a way out.

And the timing of these staffing problems couldn’t be worse: multiple cities are seeing startling increases in shootings and murders just as more areas start to return to a sense of normalcy following 15 months of pandemic-induced disruptions. Large cities have seen a 24% spike in killings so far this year, following a more than 30% rise in homicides last year. Overall crime figures, however, went down during the pandemic.

I would be lying if I said I cared. I don’t. Every one of these cities made their decision. They did not choose wisely, so I decided not to care. I’ll continue to go to work and do my job, but if the city thinks I will go above and beyond, they are out of their damned minds. The city turned its back on us, so i have zero problem reciprocating.

7 thoughts on “NPR Reaps What It Has Sown

  1. I prefer what Chris Plante called them National Panhandler Radio as they are always asking for money, but to me they are National Propaganda Radio

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  2. Wyatt,

    How many of those clueless rookies will get a clue before your 1320 days are up?

    They don’t have a pension to protect, or years invested in a LEO career. If they are smart they are probably already looking for a career in a small city, town, or county; if they are not thinking of leaving policing entirely. Learn to code may be a derogatory epithet to know nothing journalists, but lots of people make serious careers out of coding. The skilled trades need people. The blue cities apparently don’t want or need police.

    And if it does go Mad Max, remember you really don’t want to be either Max or Goose.

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  3. I’m afraid of the people who will want to be police officers.
    The kind of person who wants to ignore BLM and antifa but arrest people for not wearing a mask or speaking wrongthink at a public comment meeting.

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  4. While it is great fun to watch the liberals get shafted by the criminals that they opened the way for – the calls for a National Police Force will be loud and the “only answer allowed”. A National Police force with all the same uniforms, black and white cars, and a National (read Democratic) two level approach to law enforcement. That will be very bad, but I’ll bet it’s coming.

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  5. Mike AKA Proof – I’d have to stop giving money to them to defund them, and since I give them nothing, this would be easy.

    Gary – I could see if they were the least entertaining, but they cannot even accomplish that.

    RD – Probably my second favorite film after The Dark Knight. A few people I know in the department have told me I could continue in police-esque jobs after 2024, but honestly, I would be perfectly fine stocking shelves in a supermarket. It would keep me busy, put a little more money in the bank, and I wouldn’t have to deal with the public.

    Veeshir – There are a multitude of those people in my department. The ones who spend their tour giving our traffic tickets while the thugs shoot people every ten minutes.

    Christopher – I think that’s coming either way. The illegitimate president has already gone after his political enemies, throwing the unarmed “insurrectionists” into jail and holding them indefinitely.

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