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FBI Director Wray Hosts Listening Session With Police Chiefs: What the Chiefs Didn’t Say

 FBI Director Christopher Wray hosted a listening session with members of the Major Cities Chiefs Association to discuss issues impacting our law enforcement partners and the communities they serve, including the alarming rate of violent crime plaguing some communities. Wray talked about the high levels of violent crime across the country and said the FBI is committed to working closely with local law enforcement partners to combat this disturbing trend

Law Enforcement Today.Com:   M. Green’s Op Ed

“Our most fundamental duty is to safeguard people’s right to live without fear of violence, making our communities safer places to live and work,” said FBI Director Christopher Wray. “While the FBI works to address a variety of threats, our bread-and-butter is fighting violent crime and being effective partners to state and local law enforcement.”  Sadly, Wray agrees the high levels of violent crime across the country are not acceptable.  This all means the FBI is not doing an effective job 

At the conclusion of the discussion, Director Wray emphasized the value in developing strong relationships across all levels of government. Wednesday, the US Attorney’s Office, The Northern District of Indiana issued a press release to thank the Police:  Attorney General Garland said: “This week, we gather to pay tribute to the law enforcement officers who sacrificed their lives in service to our country.  We remember the courage with which they worked and lived. And we recommit ourselves to the mission to which they dedicated their lives. On behalf of a grateful Justice Department and a grateful nation, I extend my sincerest thanks and gratitude to the entire law enforcement community.”

But a major problem is trust.  According to Marjorie Green “The lack of transparency and political bias at the top echelon of the FBI, that is unfolding in the public eye, is deepening the public’s mistrust of the Federal Bureau of Investigations. With the recent news that the FBI somehow “lost” five months’ worth of text messages between FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, the public is in an uproar and severely in unbelief as to how these messages were supposedly lost. Sadly, it is stories such as these that deepen negative public perception of those in law enforcement who strive to serve the public and do a good job.  She added “Everyday, men and women of the profession work hard to protect the innocent, while they sacrifice much and sometimes they sacrifice all. It is a shame that scandals such as these may cause damage to how the many good LEOs are perceived. When there are headlines in the news and Congressional leaders such as Representative Trey Gowdy stating, “that is a level of bias that is stunning among law enforcement officers,” unknown damage to LEOs public perception is undoubtedly caused. However there are questions that must be asked.”

What the Chiefs did not tell Director Wray was what House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said: “due to defund the police and soft-on-crime, cities across America have suffered a stark increase in crime, including record-breaking homicides last year. Violent crime has spiked 30% and close to 40% in NYC,”. Taking McCarthy’s reminder into consideration, the best way to celebrate National Police Week  is to uncuff them:  Give police officers all the tools they need to do their job.

The FBI’s own Hate Crime Statistics Report show who is more likely to commit a hate crime. It shows that parents who show up at school board meetings are not likely to be terrorists.  Nevertheless, Attorney General Garland sends the FBI to “protect” school boards 

The FBI knows which public officials spew hate and call for violence against the police: For example, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez expressed her solidarity with the antipolice demonstrations that raged in Brooklyn that included turnstile-jumping and defacing cop cars.

The FBI knows that Soros-backed District Attorneys and Prosecutors are way too soft on crime. For example: Mr Anh Le was savagely beaten with a bat by two people in Chinatown. Despite the high Hate Crime rate in the city, The San Francisco DA plea-deal so the  perpetrators did no get jail time – Mr Le had to sue to get justice

US Rep. for California Maxine Moore Waters regularly incites violence.  For example, Rep. Maxine Waters called for protesters to “stay on the street” and “get more confrontational” if former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is acquitted in the killing of George Floyd.

Director Wray spot  on when he says: “While the FBI works to address a variety of threats, our bread-and-butter is fighting violent crime and being effective partners to state and local law enforcement.” Being an effective partner requires trust and the FBI has a mountain to climb before Americans can see the bureau as trustworthy.

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