The Cops and Charlottsville

First of all, it was a tough night for our nations cops.  Stay safe out there brothers and sisters.

After having time to dissect the Charlottsville disaster one can only come to the conclusion that the police and National Guard troops were extremely ineffective.


With as many or more police officers than protesters the warring factions should have been kept apart…but Noooo.  This is reminiscent of San Jose, Baltimore, Berkeley and now this.  What is the one thing they have in common…that’s right.  Political interference.

Let’s take a look at some of the stupid statements by the politicos in VA.

After a year of planning the police chief said…” we’ll be reviewing the events over the next several weeks or months.”Charlottsville

The state police spokeswoman said…”It may have looked like we were standing around , but we weren’t.”  Coulda fooled me.

The governor said…”80 per cent of the militia members had semi-automatic weapons.  They were better prepared than our state police.”   Humm, I didn’t see any weapons like that.  cnn and others would have keyed in on that quickly.

A police commander, posting anomalously, said…”They couldn’t do anything without the mayors permission.  we wanted to separate the groups and had the ability to do so.”

Once again we see 2-bit politicians getting involved in matters of policing.  Give the job to the Chief and hold him/her accountable.

The pols all said they didn’t interfere.  The first responders say they did…I’ll go with the cops.  If it’s any consolation, your angst is shared by cops throughout the country.



About Ken Dye

Having grown up in Missouri, Ken Dye graduated from Northeastern Missouri State University (now Truman State University) and served his country. When he returned to St. Louis, he joined the St. Louis County Police Department and served in the tactical operations unit, as an undercover narcotics and homicide detective, and with the intelligence bureaus. After 13 years, he moved to Chicago to work with the Illinois Criminal Justice Authority. He is the author of three books: two crime novels, Shadow of the Arch and Beyond the Shadow of the Arch and his new release Michael Brown, Jr. didn’t have to die, a non-fiction narrative. For more information about the author, visit
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