Here we go.
Excuses over funding are nothing new in government and in our bureaucratic institutions. Over 70 police officers have left the Capitol Police dept since the January 6th protests according to sources.
They reportedly feel ‘demoralized’ ever since the protests on the 6th. Really though?
They didn’t seem very demoralized when they let people in as per other reports which seem to be slowly surfacing.
Still though, make no mistake, the central reason they are leaving according to them is money.
Here is more on the story:
The Hill reports:
More than 70 officers have left the U.S. Capitol Police since the Jan. 6 insurrection, according to the department’s union, which said that a $1.9 billion supplemental funding package will not be enough to keep other officers from departing.
Capitol Police union chair Gus Papathanasiou said that officers are demoralized after the riot and that the $1.9 billion package that passed the House this week is insufficient, noting that nearly a quarter of the department’s officers are eligible to retire “in the next few years.”
He added that he also knows “of many younger officers who have confided that they’re considering applying to other law enforcement agencies.”
And here is the typical left wing MSM reporting from CNN:
“Almost one quarter of our officers are eligible to retire in the next few years,” Papathanasiou said. “These more senior officers joined right after the 9/11 attack 20 years ago and have seen two of their colleagues die in the line of duty this year. They’re now facing 6-day work weeks and double shifts for the foreseeable future. Many question why they should stay.”
On January 6, US Capitol Police officers defended the Capitol complex and lawmakers for hours against a violent mob that breached the building, seeking to stop Congress from certifying the 2020 election results.