The first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton went fairly as expected, for both sides. There were moments that were entertaining, moments that were difficult to watch, and moments that were infuriating, like when Clinton framed much of the country, and most of law enforcement as racist.
Furthering the divisive rhetoric that underscores riots that devastate American cities, Clinton called for the retraining of US law enforcement due to their ‘implicit bias’ against minorities.
In front of an estimated 100 million people around the world last night, Clinton called police fundamentally racist.
Both candidates seem to have a divide and conquer approach which is why LEO Affairs will never endorse either candidate, but fueling the anti-police fire during such hostile times is going to have a negative impact on police and community relations, as well as the morale of law enforcement – both of which will lead to higher violent crime as we’ve already begun to see.