Right now, the police know that they are operating under higher risk since two New York City officers have been assassinated over the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. Police across the country are on alert and encouraged to utilize higher vigilance. They are being told to always wear their bullet-proof vests; even when off duty but still uniformed, to avoid individuals that may be looking for confrontation, always respond to a radio call with a minimum of two squad cars, never patrol alone, and to always be aware of their surroundings.
All of these things mean we will see less policing and, certainly, not better policing. Never patrolling alone and multiple cars acting on radio calls mean less broad-based police coverage on the streets. As a result, crime is sure to rise. President Obama seems to think we need a task force on policing in order to appease those who believe all cops are racists. His words -- and the words of the likes of New York Mayor Bill De Blasio, and race activist Al Sharpton -- have created a situation that can't be erased by any recommendations that his task force would potentially make. His creation of a task force, in itself, is an acknowledgement that he believes that police are acting with racial bias, thus feeding into the beliefs of the protesters and those who want to hurt or kill cops.
It will take decades to undo what has been done in just two months in this country with the protests and especially its support from major leaders. People like Obama and Sharpton don't seem to understand that even peaceful protests can incite violence by some people who think they must act on their own to exact revenge. You don't whip up mobs of protesters, condone what they are doing, and expect that the worst can't or won't happen.
The President was a community organizer and as Wikipedia notes: "...community organizers generally assume that social change necessarily
involves conflict and social struggle in order to generate collective
power for the powerless." It is time Obama stops acting like a community organizer and racial activist, and becomes the President of all the people (including cops). From his handling of the protests to his constant use of executive orders to circumvent Congress, it is always about conflict with this President.
Gunman executes 2 NYPD cops in Garner 'revenge': http://nypost.com/2014/12/20/2-nypd-cops-shot-execution-style-in-brooklyn/
NY police told not to make arrests unless absolutely necessary and 'avoid people looking for confrontation': Cops across U.S. are put on high alert after NYPD murders: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2883245/Police-departments-alert-cop-killings.html
President Obama Creates the Task Force on 21st Century: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/12/18/president-obama-creates-task-force-21st-century-policing
Community Organizing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community_organizing
In Chicago, Obama worked at various times as a community organizer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_life_and_career_of_Barack_Obama
For Mayor de Blasio and New York Police, a Rift Is Ripped Open: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/22/nyregion/a-widening-rift-between-de-blasio-and-the-police-is-savagely-ripped-open.html
Obama, de Blasio blasted over NYPD cop slayings - Yahoo: http://news.yahoo.com/ray-kelly-blasts-de-blasio-brooklyn-cop-killings-175602893.html
Al Sharpton Leads March in DC as NYC Protesters Chant: ‘What Do We Want? Dead Cops!’: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2014/12/13/al-sharpton-leads-thousands-in-saturday-march-on-washington-dc/