As the Cleveland abduction nightmare unfolds before our eyes, astute observers are asking a question the media merely glosses over. What the hell was up with the Cleveland police?
What are that city’s taxpayers paying for, anyway? Can the laxity of the cops, in the decade after the disappearance of these young girls, possibly be excused with a shrug because, “After all, it was a bad neighborhood”?
Don’t citizens in low-income neighborhoods deserve adequate police protection, too? Why, anywhere in our universe, would that be considered an acceptable answer?
One of the neighbors says he once saw the girls outside naked, on all-fours, tethered on dog leashes. And that he called the police to report this. He says they didn’t even bother to show up.
Other neighbors say that, over the years of these girls’ captivity, they called the cops to report various shady goings-on at the horror house. Nobody in the police department ever did a damn thing about these complaints.
Are they too busy harassing innocent people to have time to do their sworn duty?
It evidently falls to the alternative media to ask tough questions about this matter. The mainstream media has mentioned it, but only in passing. We all pay taxes, in one form or another, to support our local law enforcement officials. Are we getting even a fraction of what we’re paying for?
How safe are we, really? And dare we even consider giving up our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms to protect ourselves, when those we pay to protect us leave us defenseless?
Those left most vulnerable, by victim disarmament AND by negligent policing, are the very people “progressives” claim they care so much about. Women, gays and lesbians, people of color and the poor are the folks most likely to be targeted by violence. As the mainstream media beats the drum for citizen disarmament, of course it will say nothing about that.
Let’s get busy, America, and ask the questions our self-appointed guardians of information will not ask. And let’s make sure we can continue to defend ourselves, because when the need arises, for that, too, we can count on nobody else.