Families of police now facing harassment, vandalism, and threats at home

Families of police now facing harassment, vandalism, and threats at home

[Ed. – It’s come to this.]

Law enforcement officers say they and their families face harassment and bullying by strangers and neighbors as a result of a nationwide crackdown on law enforcement following protests around the death of George Floyd.

“About an hour ago a black SUV stopped in front of my home and laid on the horn for a while. Message clear, I know where you live. Here’s a message for you. I’m a kid from Dewey/Stone area. Born tough, raised tough. Blue collar. I won’t go easy if you come for me,” tweeted Patrick Phelan, president of the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police and also the Western New York Association of Chiefs of Police, on Tuesday.

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In Bozeman, Montana, local news outlets reported that vandals spray-painted the words “pig” and “1312” on the home of a law enforcement family’s garage door.

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