Barr’s Plea to Respect Cops

Barr's Plea to Respect Cops

The Justice Department recently held a ceremony to hand out the Third Annual Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in Policing. Naturally, Attorney General William Barr gave a speech during the event, which is making its rounds all over social media. He included a plea for Americans to show more respect for their police officers that diligently serve their communities.

The full speech can be found below.

Some of Barr’s most notable statements and sentiments include comparing the reception of Gulf War veterans to modern times.

“But when police officers roll out of their precinct every morning, there are no crowds along the highway cheering them on. And when you go home at the end of the day, there’s no ticker-tape parade.”

Barr then emphasized the need for citizens to focus on “the sacrifice and the service” of law enforcement officials.

“They have to start showing more than they do — the respect and support that law enforcement deserves. And if communities don’t give that support and respect, they might find themselves without the police protection they need.”

Essentially, Barr is warning some American communities not to bite the hand that feeds them. Police officials make the choice to put their lives on the line, but the constant antagonism and non-compliance with law enforcement prevalent in some areas of the country may be going too far. No one, no matter what profession they belong to, can deal with such disrespect and abuse forever.

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