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June 10, 2020- by Steven E. Greer
I normally fast-forward through the Fox News Hannity show because it is incoherent gibberish. But I watched his discussion with Dan Bongino on police reform.
It was very interesting because these guys are normally hard-core police supporters, and yet even they admit that the current paradigm for police training is all wrong. The new change from Hannity is that he is admitting guns should not be the first option for a police officer. He is advocating for modern weapons that fire pellets of tear gas and pepper spray, as well as the need for training in martial arts and hand-to-hand restraint.
Dann Bongino, a former NYPD cop (or is he Secret Service, an FBI agent?) made a smart point that Sean Hannity did not even comprehend. He said that cops are so poorly paid that it’s impossible to train low-quality recruits. In other words, you can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. That was a profound statement that totally went over the head of Sean Hannity.
All of this is what I have been saying for years and have put it down and essays. You can’t give a deadly weapon to some high school flunky who has his own criminal tendencies to begin with. The first thing a moron like that will do is abuse the power.
As I wrote in this essay, I think all police should be federally trained and have military experience first. There are plenty of retired military staff who would love a police job. Then, there needs to be a whole array of other weapons that the police carry to allow them to subdue people without killing them with a gun.
Dan Bongino then made another good point when he said that the tools cops use have been around for more than 100 years. They still use a gun and a billy club. There are much more modern tools available to subdue people with less deadly force. Again, I wrote that first in this essay.
All appears to have bipartisan support. It could become law this month.
The funny thing about all of this communist agitation and anarchy designed to topple Trump is that it will lead to a big win for populism. These police reforms fit in perfectly with the populist agenda. White people with guns who like the second amendment fear the police. Most people of color are also populists and they may not even think of themselves as such. Wanting police reform is a form of populism, regardless of color.
The only thing these Antifa and Black Lives Matter fascists will achieve is a landslide victory for Republicans. Trump needs more images in the media of the Obamas, Black Live Matter, AOC, Chuck and Nancy, Adam Schiff, the Obama stooges who staged a coup, and so on. The dream team for Trump to face in the election would be Biden and Kamala Obama Harris.