Liberal leaders all over the country bowed to rioting peaceful protesters. They gave in to their demand to defund the police and it cost them in more ways than one. It showed that they did not support the police and caused crime rates to skyrocket. Many of the cities that defunded the police have already started to add funding back into their police departments as they have seen that they were wrong. But Oregon’s Portland Police Bureau is getting no such luck and the police officers there are continuing to retire/resign as they see that the community doesn’t support them. Officers are not being shy about why they are leaving either. Many have left comments explaining why they are leaving jobs sometimes well before retirement age.
“Filling out the exit interview forms is voluntary. About a quarter of those who left in the last year chose to do so.
Nearly all who did said they were dissatisfied with the bureau’s ability to respond to problems and said they wouldn’t recommend their jobs to family or friends.”
“In 31 exit interview statements, the employees who turned in their badges or retired were brutally frank about their reasons for getting out.
“The community shows zero support. The city council are raging idiots, in addition to being stupid. Additionally, the mayor and council ignore actual facts on crime and policing in favor of radical leftist and anarchists fantasy. What’s worse is ppb command (lt. and above) is arrogantly incompetent and cowardly,” one retiring detective wrote.
“The only differences between the Titanic and PPB?” he continued. “Deck chairs and a band.”
“Some of the police who are leaving said they’ve found little to no support from City Hall. One training officer who retired in January also said officers are “de-policing due to fear of being accused of excessive force.”
“What the city council has done to beat down the officers’ willingness to do police work is unfathomable,” he wrote. “I have never seen morale so low. Officers leaving mid-career and sometimes sooner to go to other agencies. Officers retiring when they would have stayed longer if the situation were different.”
“Since July 1, 115 officers have left the Police Bureau, including 74 who retired and 41 who resigned. Two more will resign by the end of this month and one more is retiring. They make up one of the biggest waves of departures in recent memory.”
“Portland, Oregon’s, homicide rate soared a staggering 1,900% in 2021, with 20 killings, compared with one during the first three months of 2020. The city carved $16 million, or 7%, out of its police budget last year.”
So the citizens of Portland are suffering now because the Liberal leaders chose to listen to the demands of rioters as opposed to doing what is best for the people of Portland.