Left-wing 'reimagine police' fantasy about to get real in major cities

Left-wing 'reimagine police' fantasy about to get real in major cities

Chicago police officers are facing a deadline today, Oct. 15, to show proof of a COVID-19 shot or face punishment. 

Left-wing 'reimagine police' fantasy about to get real in major cities

Hundreds of police officers in Seattle and Chicago are threatening to walk off the job rather than be forced to take the COVID jab, and their stance is being cheered by a law enforcement advocate who says city leaders are making a very bad decision with very dangerous consequences.

Police officers in Chicago are facing a deadline today, October 15, to report their vaccine status. The holdouts among them are being supported by their police union, however, whose leader got the shot but says the issue is freedom of choice, The Associated Press reported.

“I do not believe the city has the authority to mandate that to anybody,” John Caranzara says in a video posted online, “let alone that information about your medical history.”

If the City of Chicago enforces the requirement, the union president said, the police force will be at 50% or less going into the weekend.

Across the country in Seattle, where crime has skyrocketed, hundreds of police officers have already quit the force in a far-left city that views them as the bad guys. About 300 have quit so far and, now, approximately 300 more could get fired for refusing The Jab by Oct. 18.

Randy Sutton of The Wounded Blue says the blame falls on city leaders, not the holdouts.

“They know that police officers across the country don’t want to be pushed into this mandated vaccination,” he tells American Family News. “And they are actually willing to sacrifice those officers’ jobs in order to push their agenda.”

Not every law enforcement officer on payroll is feeling the pressure to submit. Alex Villanueva, the sheriff for Los Angeles County, announced last week he was refusing to enforce the county's jab-or-job mandate. That deadline for county employees passed Oct. 1.

"I don't want to be in a position to lose 5, 10% of my workforce overnight on a vaccine mandate," the sheriff said. 

If police officers across the country stand their ground in coming days, they will join nurses, doctors, airline pilots, active-duty military personnel, corporate employees, and many, many more who are refusing The Jab and suffering the consequences.

The “narrative” will be the police officers failed to be a “good citizen,” Sutton says, but that flattering description is a lie when you are forced to do something against your will because your job was on the line.