Back on June 16th, there was a police involved shooting in Pete Buttigieg’s district, specifically in South Bend, Indiana. Racial tensions increased in the aftermath of the shooting and it led to Mayor Pete taking some time back home in an attempt to confront the issue. Buttigieg held a town hall that became heated due to how the Mayor handled the issue.
Fox News has an article today that discusses how there are continued issues in South Bend involving this shooting. The handling of the shooting and the aftermath has morale extremely low in the police department and is causing thoughts of a mass exodus from the department. While these issues are going on back home, Pete Buttigieg is out on the campaign trail talking about the loss of US credibility.
I am not sure, but it certainly looks like Mayor Pete is the one that is losing credibility at the moment with how he handles issues. He is too busy campaigning to handle the issue. Working to further the racial divide by claiming his “white privilege” and the racial disparity in the nation is more important than taking care of his police force and the concerns about retaliation from his administration.
According to The Washington Post, there have been 487 people killed in officer involved shootings so far this year. Many on the left will jump on this number calling out supposed police brutality. While there are always risks of a few bad apples in any group, overwhelmingly, police officers across the country continue to face some of the most trying times of their careers.
All across the country are news articles discussing the difficulty in recruiting police officers. Many of the reasons cited for the difficulty are the dangers of the job, high stress and low pay. Speaking of dangers, there are currently 67 police officer deaths in line of duty reported so far this year, but the media will focus on the lives taken by officers instead.
In addition to the dangers of the job, police officers are at a high risk for PTSD due to the high stress of the issues they face. A study I recently read stated that police officers are more likely to die from suicide than in the line of duty. The mental toll of their job is one that is hard to imagine, yet it’s not important to Mayor Pete or the main stream media as these officers are painted to be vigilantes who are excited by the opportunity to go rogue.
Pete Buttigieg wants to be President and wants Americans to trust him to handle the issues that face our country, yet he cannot effectively handle supporting his police force in South Bend. He seems to have forgotten that these officers are those who protect him and his family each night and that they are voting Americans. Look at how horrible these police officers appear to be in South Bend, giving away pizza and popsicles.
Police officers are critical to our nation and we must support them. If we cannot trust Pete Buttigieg to support his police force, how can we even consider him as a potential President of the United States?
You can contact JD through the Liberty Loft website or by Twitter.