Handcuffing the police is a bad idea for everyone

In the final days of the Obama administration, then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch set her sights on the Chicago Police Department. Lynch led a 15-month inquiry into possible racism and police brutality by police in Chicago, where murder has become a daily struggle. Lynch's investigation argued that Chicago PD "fails to properly collect and analyze data, including data on misconduct complaints and training deficiencies" and does "not give officers the training they need to do their jobs safely, effectively and lawfully," and the Department of Justice "identified serious concerns about the prevalence of racially discriminatory conduct by some CPD officers."

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In pursuit of further justice, State Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a lawsuit against the City of Chicago. The lawsuit seeks to institute a "consent decree," which would "make the simplest police duties and actions rife with ambiguity, and set up officers for discipline no matter how professional or appropriate their conduct." The exact wording: "Any time a CPD officer points a firearm at a person, the incident should be documented in a written report containing: the subject's actual or perceived race, ethnicity, age and gender; the officer's badge number, rank, and unit; the date, time and location of the incident; the outcome of the incident, including whether an arrest or citation was issued; and a narrative describing the reasons for the officer's actions."

The decree would require police to file a report every time they point their gun at someone, which, for officers in particularly deadly neighborhoods, is near-daily.

Police in Chicago have warned that this decree would be catastrophic to the safety of Chicago police officers, and, consequently, to the people, they are duty-bound to protect.

How far will the anti-police narrative go? And what do the anti-police crowd expect?

Chicago FOP President Kevin Graham said, "I think they're putting our officers in a safety problem – immediately. I think that you are going to see that officers may be hesitant, and we are not going to let our officers be injured or killed simply for a policy that makes other people feel good."

How far will the anti-police narrative go? And what do the anti-police crowd expect?

Few people have said it better than Dallas Police Chief David Brown, following the July, 7th 2016 ambush and murder of police officers:

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