WASHINGTON, D.C. – The far left Senator from Vermont is firing up his enthusiastic millennial base by uniting behind a common enemy: the police. Sanders has been known to promote the so-called “demilitarization” of the police forces in the United States and now is taking it a step further.
In a recent speech on the campus of U.C. Berkeley (the sweet spot for socialist sensitivities) Sanders passionately said, “The way criminals have been treated by law enforcement when they break the law is nothing short of a national disgrace. How are criminals supposed to show they can behave better if they are locked inside cages [jails] like animals by law enforcement?” He continued, “Just because someone car-jacked someone on a Tuesday doesn’t mean they can’t be a changed person Thursday and perhaps if the cops weren’t creating a culture of fear, criminals wouldn’t feel the pressure to commit these crimes; it’s like a self-fulfilling prophecy and it’s time for a change.”
The crowd cheered in response and began to chant “No way, Jose, we won’t go you’ll have to spray.” Given this type of atmosphere in our academic circles it looks like 2020 Presidential campaigns will intersect with law enforcement concerns at just about every turn.
A spokesperson from the F.O.P (Fraternal Order of Police) spoke to BNN by telephone and had this simple sentence to say in response “Sen. Sanders is right about one thing: it’s time for a change alright.” The FOP has not stated who they will endorse in the 2020 bid for President yet but BNN will be there when they do.