An ENTIRE POLICE DEPT QUIT After Being Asked To Do Three Hateful Things….
The small town I grew up in had maybe a full time police force of a dozen men. We knew them all by their first names and on occasion they would actually give us rides home in the squad cars if it was really cold.
Unfortunately, liberalism has so infected our culture that disregard for our police officers is now widespread. Those who most deserve our respect — the men and women who put themselves in harm’s way to keep us safe — are constantly hindered from doing their job properly.
That’s being seen in a shocking new case unfolding in Bunker Hill, Miami County, Indiana, where the entire police force has resigned because the town council repeatedly asked them to perform “illegal, unethical, and immoral activities.” (via NY Daily News).
Michael Thomison, who has served as Town Marshall for the last four years, is leading the resignation of himself and four volunteer reserve officers. Thomison and his team had been considering resignation for months after being subject to ongoing harassment and intimidation from the local politicians.
One of the main charges against the Bunker Hill Town Council is that they wanted to use the police to collect information on their political rivals. The police officers refused to take part in unethical abuses of their resources. The resignation letter presented by the former officers states that members of the town council continuously requested background checks on fellow councilors. They wanted to uncover their criminal history.
Thomison states that when he and his team did not comply with the illegal orders, they were threatened. The local police found themselves in a situation of choosing between morality and their livelihood.
The resigned officers also resigned because the town failed to provide them with the funding and equipment necessary to face the dangers of their job. There was not enough quality body armor to go around, putting the policemen’s lives at risk when out on the streets.
Thomison said: “I did not want to send someone out there with bad body armor so I would take mine off and provide it to the other officers. I told them we have to provide this, there is an IC code that explains that and says that the town has to provide that body armor.”
For Thomison, there were also personal reasons relating to his resignation. He took time off after being diagnosed with cancer. But after he was prepared to return to work, the city would only give him part-time work. The city was playing with an officer’s career as an intimidation game to cajole him into getting in line with their demands.