Police unions across the country are laying into MSNBC for claims by the left-leaning outlet that police are to blame for the post-COVID surge in violent crime sweeping so many parts of the nation.

As the left struggles to defend its “defund the police” stance, with crime rates skyrocketing in mostly blue states, major media left-wing broadcaster MSNBC is facing intense scrutiny after reportedly claiming police are to blame for rising crime. MSNBC contributor Brittany Cunningham alleged rising crime was the fault of police and had nothing to do with the “defund the police” movement.

In a statement following the show, Detectives Endowment Association President Paul Digiacomo argued Cunningham’s remarks did not “make common sense” because New York had far fewer homicides before liberal legislators “defunded” their police department.

New York State Trooper Thomas Mungeer also weighed in by saying crime upticks over the last year have been from cutting police forces and handcuffing officers from doing their jobs. He asserted there was “no other way to quantify” it.

Cunningham went on to also claim police departments were ineffective at helping people. Her claims were in stark contrast to a recent report, which showed the addition of more NYPD patrols underground has resulted in a decrease in assaults on New York City subways.

With at least 200 U.S. police departments reporting a 45 percent increase in retirement and an 18 percent rise in resignations compared to 2020, officers have hit their breaking point. Sergeant Jake Verhalen from Fulsom County, California, weighed in on personnel difficulties by saying he believes rhetoric and policies surrounding the death of George Floyd have been largely responsible for this.

“Some of it has to do with pay and benefits, but I think there is a bigger picture. That being, this public discourse, if you will, against the police and some young people perhaps are asking themselves the question, is that really a career path that I want to go down.”

Meanwhile, on the East Coast, former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton has echoed these concerns. Earlier this month, he predicted a steep increase in crime this summer and warned if the left keeps pushing the “defund the police” movement, streets will not be safe because law enforcement will not have the manpower or resources to protect Americans from criminals.

In the last three months of 2020, homicides rose 32.2% in cities with a population of at least one million, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Quarterly Uniform Crime Report. Law-enforcement officials and criminologists say pandemic stress and a police pullback amid protests are likely contributors.

Now, faced with staggering increases in violent crimes, a year after the movement to “defund” law enforcement began to upend municipal budgets, many American cities are restoring money to their police departments or proposing to spend more.

In addition to the moves made by New York Mayor DeBlasio, which have resulted in safer streets and subways, after attacks on Asian-Americans and a rise in homicides in Oakland, Calif., city lawmakers in April restored $3.3 million of the $29 million in police cuts, and the mayor is now proposing to increase the department’s budget by $24 million. Los Angeles’s mayor has proposed an increase of about $50 million after the city cut $150 million from its police department last year.

“It’s hard to have a serious conversation with folks about cutting a police department’s budget when crime is up,” said Michael Nutter, the former mayor of Philadelphia and a Democrat.

26 thoughts on “Police Unions Viscously Shred MSNBC for Blaming Police for the Rise in Crime”
  1. hit msnbc where it hurts….defund MSNBC…… CALL YOUR CABLE SUBSCRIBER AND HAVE THEM REMOVE MSNBC….. THEY ARE A THREAT TO THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF ALL OF US…. SCREW THEM…THEIR SHIT DOES STINK….

    1. The scum police unions are just as corrupt as the corrupt scum cops. The only good cop is a dead cop.

  2. I think all the policer in blue states should all quit. and let the criminals take over. if they think the police should be defunded. The police officers put their lives on the line for what, so they can be beaten or stabbed or killed. the government in blue states need to find out just what would happen if there were no police to blame for their stupity.

    1. I have to agree with you. The Blue states have another bigger problem. You can’t have police arrest someone and the leftist DA’s and leftist judges turn around and release them. Violent offenders being released over and over. Criminals need to be punished first and foremost. Rehabilitation is only possible if the offender really wants to change. God bless our men and women in BLUE…

  3. They have no one but themselves to blame for that.
    As a 42 year law enforcement veteran I can attest that the police unions have always backed Democratic Candidates and the Democrats always got their endorsement.
    I guess that the honey moon is over and we are not in Kansas any more; perhaps now they will start living up to their oath to support and enforce the constitution.

  4. PMS-MSNBC IS THE WORST FAKE NEWS OUTLET NEXT TO THE WASHINGTON POST FILLED WITH THE WORST OF THE SLIMY SMIRKING TALKING HEADS.
    ALL GIVEN A PLATFORM TO SPEW THEIRS AND THE OWNER HATRED OF THIS NATION.

  5. LISTEN UP….MSNBC Can JUMP into a LAKE with CROCODILES. The REASON the CR IME RATE is GOING UP is DUE to the POOR LEADERSHIP of the DEMOCRATS. THEY are DESTROYING AMERICA. It Will CONTINUE Bei ng a DOWNWARD SPIRAL as LONG as THEY are RUNNING THINGS. From SamuraiQueen. 😄😄😄

  6. Hold the phone! DeBlAHsio has made NYC streets safer? Really? With his “ no bail” policy and eliminating 200 police undercover positions?

  7. The Left is TOTALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL THE INCREASE IN CRIME! Why? Because those idiots decided to scream “Defund the Police” to keep their “CHAOS AND Disruption” plan going so their operatives can 1) STEAL OUR ELECTION AND 2) Put a feeble minded old coot in our presidency so they could “DESTROY AMERICA AS WE STAND”!

    What is happening now has everything to do with the retarded left’s idiocy about destroying our Police’s ability to protect! What did they expect when they yelled “Defund the Police”? Did they think they would have a Party for the police? DUH!

    THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A GROUP OF PEOPLE AS IGNORANT AND ABSOLUTELY STUPID AS
    THE DEMOCRAT PARTY TODAY! Morons, everyone of them! And as typical of that group of imbeciles, they try to blame everyone else and not themselves for their acts of stupidity!

    So here is the plan: All criminals find out where the democrat leaders live in your state and send your crew to those dimwit’s homes to burglarize, etc. If those dimwits are so stupid to not support the one group of people dedicated to protecting them, well, maybe if the criminal element met them face to face, the dimwits might just change their minds about the Police?! Don’t hold your breath! Stupid is as stupid does!

    BUT WHY DO THE DEMOCRATS NEVER RESESRCH THEIR ACTIONS BEFORE THEY DO THEM??! Because the majority of dimwits ARE LAZY OR JUST PLAIN STUPID … OR BOTH! THAT is why NO DEMOCRAT SHOULD EVER BE IN A LEADERSHIP POSITION — too LAZY AND/OR TOO STUPID!

    Time to Remove ALL DIMWITS FROM OUR CONGRESS AND ESPECIALLY THAT WHITE HAIRED FEEBLEMINDED COOT FROM THE WHITE HOUSE! Let’s clean house and remove all that are destroying everything GOOD ABOUT AMERICA and make America Great Again — sans democrats!

  8. The ones to blame for violence after you’re Chinese virus is black lives matter and a Democrat party they’re both terrorist groups and everybody knows it they need to be eliminated

  9. This piece of shit Cunningham, is a fool and her way of thinking is why there is so much hatred. She has no clue what police officers deal with and she gets to voice her opinion, was an ass.
    Let her ride with an officer on the street ( put her in a uniform and patrol car ) and let her see for herself and I know she will come away with respect for the men and women in-law enforcement.
    I know this will never happen because she rather make stupid comments instead of dealing with the truth. So Ms.Cunningham take the ride or shut the hell up. Your the problem not the solution. Next time you need help, caII someone at MSNBC to save your ass.

  10. These ignorant politicians. mayors, governors and city councils members need to wise up and they can do so by watching P.D. live, body cam,. court T.V. , most shocking, chaos , most daring and if they can find it cops, live P.D.. This way they will see why there is so much crime and chaos in the U.S. They will also see why cops have to shot certain individuals.. They will also see who commits the most crimes and those who do not act like civil humans and why they have to be shot to save the life of a officer or an innocent civilian. If they really want to see the true picture and life of an officer they need to ride with the local police department one week end a month.

  11. I’ve never watched MSNBC and don’t want to. I believe we would be in a living HELL earth if we didn’t our Peace officers. I believe we need them. And more of them. Can you imagine a life with out the Police? I can and don’t want it. If no Police, we’d ALL have to carry guns to stay alive. Just my humble 70 hear old opinion.

  12. Cutting police funding. Releasing violent criminals from jail and prison ad hoc. Taking measures to criminalize citizens who protect their families and property. How ls the Biden Administration anything more than dispicable discusting Bastards??

  13. I agree dimwit! Everything will be OK if we all just do as you recommend, become criminals ourselves by hiring people to take over innocent citizens property illegally and MURDER the occupants, mothers, fathers and CHILDREN! No wonder our Former President is no longer in office! You need to find your clown shoes and gp up a size.

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