For over a year now, attacks against law enforcement from the political left have gone up. Democrats openly threw their weight behind the movement to defund the police; liberal mayors are now regretting this as crime goes up in their communities. Although, the damage is already done.
The Fraternal Order of Police and other sources have noted the growing attacks against police officers, even during this month alone. Meanwhile, sitting members of Congress in the Democrat Party, like Rashida Tlaib, openly state that law enforcement should no longer exist in the nation.
Amid all of this, the United States is now facing an altogether shortage of law enforcement officers.
Major blows to law enforcement in America
The overall morale of police officers in the United States is at an all-time low. Hiring of law enforcement officers has dropped by 5%; meanwhile, certain police departments are seeing a 45% increase of law enforcement officers who are retiring. Finally, fewer and fewer recruits are making their way into the law enforcement sector.