(FamilyRetirementClub.com)- Democratic Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, is trying to make peace with his city’s police officers after weeks of hostility – caused by him. Mayor Garcetti not only labeled his own police officers “killers,” but he even retroactively took away their overtime pay because his state, California, didn’t bring in the National Guard to help them and policing costs skyrocketed.
Seeing the continued Black Lives Matter riots, and the huge amount of destruction taking place all over America at the hands of these far-left extremists, the Democratic mayor is trying to make peace with his police officers by praising them. Like that’s gonna work.
On Thursday, Mayor Garcetti praised his police officers for their ongoing “tireless work and commitment” and then invited them to take part in the discussions about what the police department can be replaced with.
Imagine that. Garcetti takes away your pay, calls you a killer, pledges to defund your police department by $150 million, and then he invites you to take part in the talks about what your department will be replaced with. In a June 18 letter to all LPD personnel, he acknowledged that it had been a “difficult time” for the city and he recognized how hard they have been working.
“We still have a lot of reflection and work ahead of us,” he said. “We ask you to shoulder a lot – too much in my opinion – when investments in intervention and prevention can help make communities safe and help you do your jobs effectively and fairly. I look forward to police officers being part of that discussion since you bring the wisdom and experience of public safety work across our great city.”
That’s a polite way of saying he wants police officers to do less.
“I know the work will continue, and I believe in each one of you and the LAPD as a whole,” he said. “You came to this department to make a difference, and you are working every day to make your city better, and safer, for all our residents.”
He should be careful to make sure Black Lives Matter don’t see this – because they say police officers aren’t helping all residents.
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles City Council voted to explore different ways of taking away as much as $150 million from the LAPD budget, as proposed by Garcetti.
Police officers now need to wait and see what happens to their jobs in a city without an effective police department.