Law Enforcement Warns of Potential Summer Violence

They hope to avoid a repeat of 2020 riots.

Law enforcement officials in America’s major cities are very aware that an event involving a police officer could touch off protests surrounding police reform and social justice, but some are hopeful the chaos of 2020 will not repeat this summer.

Retired police sergeant and spokesperson for the National Police Association Betsy Brantner Smith said several factors will determine whether this summer is a repeat of 2020. She listed details around the next officer-involved shooting, political rhetoric about law enforcement, and how law enforcement leadership responds to how it is being treated in some parts of the country as important components.

President Joe Biden also expressed his concerns about potential violence this past week, stating, “Crime historically rises during the summer, and as we emerge from this pandemic the traditional summer spike may be even more pronounced than it usually would be.” The president added, “This is not a time to turn our backs on law enforcement.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For police departments around the nation as they prepare for the possible uptick in crime in the summer months.
  • For FBI and other intelligence groups as they work to identify domestic terrorists and other groups stoking unrest.
  • For individuals and businesses still trying to recover from the damage and loss of the last twelve months.

Sources: Newsmax, Newsweek


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