After a fresh round of violence exploded in the city of Dallas, local law enforcement called on the state government to come and help them deal with the situation. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott then directed the Texas Department of Public Safety to give support by sending in Special Agents and State Troopers.
Apparently, activists in Texas weren’t too thrilled about that and have been lashing out, calling Abbott’s decision to send help “state-sanctioned violence.”
This did not at all sit well with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who went totally nuclear on these activists for demonizing the police.
“This is nuts. As Dallas murder rates surge to historic highs, radical activists are calling Texas State Troopers ‘Occupying Forces’ and ‘State Sanctioned Violence.’ Stop demonizing the police, whose job it is to keep everyone safe,” Cruz said.
This is nuts. As Dallas murder rates surge to historic highs, radical activists are calling Texas State Troopers “Occupying Forces” and “State Sanctioned Violence.”
Stop demonizing the police, whose job it is to keep everyone safe. https://t.co/lbnsLK0eU4
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 25, 2020
When Abbott announced his plan, he stated, “The rise in violent crime in the city of Dallas is unacceptable, and the Texas Department of Public Safety will assist the Dallas Police Department in their efforts to protect the community and reduce this surge in crime. Every Texan deserves to feel safe in their own community, and the State of Texas will continue to provide the city of Dallas with the resources they need to crack down on this heinous activity and protect Dallas residents,” as CBS DFW reported.
“DPD’s effort to target the city’s rising murder count includes the search for suspects who may be responsible for killings last weekend, that appear to be random attacks,” CBS DFW added.
The Dallas Police Department added, “The Dallas Police Department is working in conjunction with our state and federal partners to address the increase in violent crime in our city. Their involvement will be from an investigative capacity and not from a field operation or enforcement standpoint. Recently, there has been an uptick in violence surrounding entertainers that cross multi-jurisdictional boundaries. The top priority in this joint effort is the safety and well-being of our residents in the city of Dallas.”
Liberals have been going hard after the police for many, many years now. Likely this has to do with them removing or limiting the powers these agencies have so the government can retain most of the authority.
Regardless, it’s the people who suffer when police are kept from being able to do their job. A lot of the miscreants in Black Lives Matter and other groups that have spent the year rioting and looting just want an excuse to be legally allowed to cause mayhem.
Be sure to thank a law enforcement officer for keeping your streets safe.