Our blog community denizens are concerned with the local impact of this national drama.
Here's the roundup from "many sides" of the debate . . .
Police Accuse Congress
The nation's largest police organization on Tuesday accused Congress of violating the due process rights of American citizens "to score political points," as Republican leaders claim Democrats are undermining President Trump's rights in its impeachment inquiry.
The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), a massive police union that claims over 330,000 members, released a letter earlier this week opposing the impeachment of President Donald Trump. The letter, which denounced vague and unspecified "due process" violations against Trump, reads more like something someone would hear during a prime time Fox News show than the work of an organization that is intimately familiar with law enforcement.
Police Make Easy Political Target For MSM
It's a truth universally acknowledged that "law and order" conservatives will turn into common ACLU members whenever a white guy is faced with actual accountability. Head White Man in Charge Donald Trump is staring down the barrel of an impeachment inquiry, so it's only natural that the Fraternal Order of Police would publicly defend his constitutional right to shred the Constitution.
Midwestern Police Dedication Despite Impeachment Drama
When President Donald Trump arrived in Chicago for a speech Monday, only one local official was at O'Hare International Airport to welcome him. It was not the city's mayor or the Illinois governor. It was Kevin Graham, president of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7, a union that represents about 12,000 rank-and-file Chicago officers.
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For the most part the Kansas City FOP remains politically neutral in matters that don't directly concern the po-po. Also, they played a big part in the non-partisan election victory for Mayor Quinton Lucas. HOWEVER, this national debate is certain to FURTHER alienate potential progressive allies and those who are already critical of law enforcement.
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