The entire police command staff of Rochester, New York has retired in the wake of the Daniel Prude death and resulting protests. Police Chief La’Ron Singletary released a statement as an explanation for his departure. In part, he stated that outside forces were attempting to characterize him in an inaccurate fashion. Singletary’s statement may refer to allegations of a “cover-up” when it comes to Daniel Prude’s death.
Time to Cash Out and Move On
Most, if not all, of everyone who retired had seniority and will probably receive a pension. Aside from Chief La’Ron Singletary, Deputy Chief Joseph Morabito and Commander Fabian Rivera also announced their retirements. Deputy Chief Mark Simmons and Commander Henry Favor returned to a lower ranking of lieutenant. Other officers in Rochester may announce their retirement very soon.
Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren announced the news during a City Council “zoom call” briefing. Chief Singletary was supposed to participate in that call but he obviously didn’t. Mayor Warren and the City Council President Loretta Scott both reacted to the retirement news with complete shock. Warren said the news of the entire command staff’s retirement came just moments before the City Council briefing began.
Although the Mayor, City Council President, and most of the City Council were taken aback by the mass retirement news, they shouldn’t be surprised. Everyone in liberal Democrat-run cities who allow protesting to happen must expect police to retire and/or quit. Especially in cities where the idea of “defunding” gets bandied about. Why would a person desire to continue working as a police officer when they know there is no support from local government and also no funding? It simply doesn’t make sense.
Other cities are dealing with the same mass retirement and/or mass layoff of police officers issue. Seattle, Washington lost their police chief Carmen Best after the local government voted to defund the police. Meanwhile, Dallas police chief U. Renee Hall also resigned for similar reasons. Police officers in cities like Los Angeles and Portland are either retiring or moving to nearby locations where they have support from government and less stress from a lawless city.
The result of the mass exodus of police is already apparent in the United States. Violent crimes of all types, including homicide, are through the roof. Black Lives Matter claim that all of their actions (which is in some cases successfully driving police away) are for the betterment of the black community. But the reality is that less police means a more dangerous black community. Recent polls suggest that BLM has had an adverse effect on the black vote. More black (and Hispanic) voters are veering towards Trump, probably because he is anti-violence unlike the Democrats.
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