- FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE - Michael Letts - APRIL 11, 2023 -
So, there are people out there that think our police officers are a scourge with no right to exist or exhibit their authority and that they don’t care about people. Nonproductive drivel like this litters the Internet highway and social media. Oh, but they couldn’t be more wrong.
The extra burden of an unconstitutional indictment
I’ve been on the front lines alongside my brothers and sisters in blue for over 30 years. Believe me when I say that these police officers put their lives on the line on a daily basis to keep innocent people protected. Even when there are circumstances outside of their control. And even if bad things happen (like, for instance, Uvalde), our officers as a whole continue to hold their head up high.
We currently are in an unprecedented uncivil war between forces who uphold the Constitution and rule of law, vs. Leftists who are breaking every legal rule in the book to get rid of Donald Trump at all costs. But in this war, 90% of the police officers are on the other side, the side of Trump and the U.S. Constitution.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg convinced a grand jury to put out an indictment on former President Donald Trump over purported payouts to former porn star Stormy Daniels. I’ve already explained countless times how payouts aren’t illegal, and that the whole thing is already unnecessary.
But the real damage being done here by Bragg is to his city’s own police department. In the wake of Trump arriving in New York this week to surrender on the indictment charges, NYPD assigned additional officers to protective duty, setting up barricades and closing up roads surrounding the Manhattan courthouse, and even closing several courtrooms in an effort to prepare for what’s to come.
Why is this “damage,” you ask? There are several factors here. The first is that the courthouse is now preparing for a war it didn’t ask for, and, as a result, several cases will likely be delayed. I mean, that’s a small part of it, but still a significant one.
But the big thing here is what’s happening to New York police officers. They are now going to be on the front lines, fighting for an action that they didn’t even ask for. As Bragg happily presses charges against our former President, these officers will unnecessarily put their lives on the line to make sure the American people don’t break out into bedlam. Mind you, hard as liberals tried to get any national law enforcement organization to take the lead on this war, they only were able to get an NYC DA to do their dirty work. Now police are being dragged through the mud on this, being asked to do things clearly against their consciousness and their sworn oaths.
And if you need an idea of what New York police officers have already been through, let me give you a rundown.