Thursday, August 27, 2015

Police shouldn't arrest people who steal from Wal-Mart...and other liberal gems

Oh, the wisdom we receive from our college administrators and professors.

In a recent panel discussion on “Best Policing Practices", the Director of Community Relations at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Everett D. Mitchell, said that "police should stop prosecuting individuals who shoplift from Wal-Mart and Target."

As reported by, Mitchell said: "I just don’t think they should be prosecuting cases for people who steal from Wal-Mart. I don’t think that. I don’t think that Target, and all them other places – the big boxes that have insurance – they should be using the people that steal from there as justification to start engaging in aggressive police behavior."

So as long as a company has insurance to protect itself against thugs, it should keep its mouth shut when said thug steals from it, thus driving costs higher for all consumers, not to mention breaking down the rule of law in general, which is what keeps a nation functioning.

To add to the anti-police ideas being pushed at this university, professors Sara L. McKinnon and Karma R. Chavez wrote a letter to the editor in which they call on the police force to stop patrolling certain areas of the city.

“We write this as a white lesbian woman and a light-skinned queer Chicana in solidarity with the Young Gifted and Black Coalition. ... We urge Koval to sincerely consider the demand for no police interaction. It is not an unreasonable request because for many of us in this city, it is already the reality. We also call on other non-black people in Madison to think about the privilege of living without an occupying force in your neighborhood.”

An occupying force? I call it having a police department, and I consider it a privilege that uniformed men and women put their lives on the line to keep law-abiding citizens like myself safe. 

It’s just not right for so-called educators to make police the bad guys, when all they’re trying to do is protect us from the bad guys, often at the risk of their own lives. 

Are there corrupt police out there? Sure. But if liberals keep pushing the narrative that the police in general are systematically racist and abusive, it will only further exacerbate existing tensions. 

And here’s an idea. If you don't wish to be on the receiving end of “aggressive police behavior,” then don’t steal from Wal-Mart or Target.

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