Ayyyeee… What’s Goodie Everyone. So in the wake of an American uprising into Racial injustice, DCR have did an investigation on Police Reform and Police Conduct. After coming across various news articles and other information, we have the findings.
Police Benevolent Association, is endorsing president Donald Trump because of city and state leaders had been relentlessly scapegoating hard working police officers and allowing chaos to reign on the streets. According to Patrick J. Lynch the president of the Police union.
During an event where the PBA leader was a guest speaker for an event at Trump’s Golf Club. Mr. Lynch said “Mr. President, we are fighting for our lives out there,” “We don’t want this to spread to the rest of the country. We need your strong voice across the country.” explaining the endorsement.
The scene of the four union leaders standing together with Trump bought a larger truth about the upper ranks of the city’s police unions: Even as Police Departments have become more diverse, There are still more white officers and the unions continue to be run mostly by white conservatives who live in the suburbs and increasingly echo the president’s views.
90 percent of the police unions leaders which includes officers, trustees, financial secretaries are white men, according to an analysis of public records by The New York Times. Close to 70 percent are registered Republicans and more than 60 percent live on Long Island or in counties north of New York City, the analysis found.
This demographic gap helps explain the political and cultural conduct on display in recent weeks and New York City police union leaders have repeated the president’s mayhem messaging and attacked Black Lives Matter protests.
Black and Hispanic police fraternal groups object to Mr. Lynch’s endorsement of the president, though there is no evidence of actual backlash among rank and file members to the announcement of support, nor to Mr. Lynch’s speech last month praising the president at the Republican National Convention.
Meanwhile, the demographics of the police unions leadership sets itself apart from a majority of the department’s 36,000 uniformed officers and from the wider population of New York.
For years, the union leaders have set themselves against the momentum for change. They have fought a city law that made it a misdemeanor for police officers to use chokeholds during arrests, and tried to stop a state law that makes officers disciplinary records public. They even have fiercely opposed a state law that end the use of cash bail for most nonviolent offenders in New York.
In June, the unions faced certain defeat in a long battle to keep their members disciplinary records secret. They conceded as much to several state lawmakers and asked for only small concessions, according to two lawmakers approached by the unions.
Mr. Lynch also hasn’t even met with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio in more than three years, according to city officials, and the officials added, did the P.B.A. or other police unions make any attempt to lobby the City Council before it took up a package of police oversight bills this spring or moved weeks later to shift nearly $1 billion from the Police Department’s budget.
Instead, the officials claimed Mr. Lynch held a news conference near City Hall with fellow union leaders, going off at local politicians. “For our legislators to demonize police officers, as if we’re the problem, as if we broke the windows, as if we caused the violence, that is absolutely outrageous,” Mr. Lynch said.
In a statement, Mr. Lynch played off the disparity between the police union leadership and the rank and file, saying the P.B.A. was unified under his watch.