The Ferguson Effect: Look what’s happened to POLICE since #BlackLivesMatter
After the mass protests following the acquittal of officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown, the “Ferguson effect” was a term coined to describe the potential consequences of such protests.
If officers will face such resistance even after the court system has vindicated their innocence, police will behave knowing any actions they take will be subject to a heightened level of scrutiny. As a result, crime will eventually increase in the wake of anti-police protests.
Out of Ferguson also came the rise of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, which appears to hate blue lives more than it cares about black lives. In 2014, two NYPD officers were killed as revenge for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. Rhetoric has consequences – and it’s getting worse.
Via the Daily CallerGun-related police officer deaths have skyrocketed this year.
Data from the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund shows firearm-related deaths of law enforcement officers are up 1,000 percent. In 2016, at least 11 officers have died in gun-related incidents, but the same time last year, only one officer had died.