An FBI report found that police officers are “de-policing” over concern about their safety and changing social norms that disrespect the police.
Movements like ‘Black Lives Matter’ have put a target on the actions of police and forced officers to increasingly avoid “proactive policing.”
The report, which is titled “Assailant Study – Mindsets and Behaviors,” found that the ‘social justice’ movement that gained traction after the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, “made it socially acceptable to challenge and discredit the actions of law enforcement.”
The study said:
Nearly every police official interviewed agreed that for the first time, law enforcement not only felt that their national political leaders [publicly] stood against them, but also that the politicians’ words and actions signified that disrespect to law enforcement was acceptable in the aftermath of the Brown shooting.
The result has been in increase in the hostility towards police officers often leading to acts of violence against the officers.
The Washington Times reported that the police shootings in Dallas and Baton Rough were the results of actions by the Black Lives Matter movement.