The public perception of police officers has gotten better in recent years, largely do no doubt to Trump’s efforts to restore national pride. This pride for America itself carries over into pride for all our civil servants, especially those who put their lives on the line daily.
However in recent weeks, there has been a streak of violent acts where police are being attacked by young men throwing buckets of water at them, and in once case the bucket itself.
One law man from New York, Mike LePetri, now wants that act to be a felony. He outlined his thoughts in a new bill where it states that to, “throw or spray water, to any other substance, against an on-duty police officer or peace officer,” would be a Class E felony.
Mr. LePetri went on to state.
“What we witnessed Monday was disgraceful,”
He laid the blame at the feet of Mayor de Blasio,
“To show such little respect for our brave police officers is abhorrent, but speaks to the bigger issue of how poorly they are treated in the mainstream media and under the de Blasio administration.
“If this was the mayor or some other elected official having water thrown on them while trying to work, there would be national outrage and the offenders would be locked up,”
NYPD Chief of Department, Terence Monahan, has this to say about the attacks,
“NYC’s cops & communities have made remarkable progress — together — but EVERY New Yorker MUST show respect for our cops. They deserve nothing less.”
These men and women voluntarily sign up to be police and serve their communities. To treat them in this manner is disgusting.
Pray for our police men and women.