While a number of Democrat-run cities and states continue to demonize and undermine police departments by pandering to social justice warriors’ idea that “defunding” law enforcement is the best way to reform police, Republican South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is taking a different approach.
In response to a recent story detailing a mass exodus of cops from the Seattle Police Department following the “summer of love” city’s decision to defund the department following a summer filled with violence and destruction, Gov. Noem took to Twitter to offer those cops a job in her state.
“To those Seattle officers leaving the force: instead of demonizing you, in South Dakota we stand WITH you,” Noem tweeted this week, while adding a link for any interested cops to apply for open opportunities in the red state of South Dakota, where cops are appreciated.
To those Seattle officers leaving the force: instead of demonizing you, in South Dakota we stand WITH you.
— Governor Kristi Noem (@govkristinoem) October 17, 2020
Noem’s invitation also comes in the wake of a similar exodus of cops from the New York City Police Department, as Mayor Bill DeBlasio continues to side with Black Lives Matter and other social justice groups who have spent the entire year trying to fool the general public that cops are not needed in their communities.
On Wednesday, Noem tweeted a news clip about her offer to disenfranchised police officers, reiterating that she supports the police and would love to have them come work in her state.
In Democrat-run cities like Seattle, officers are leaving the force in droves. To these officers, come to South Dakota! We stand WITH you and would love to have you join us.
— Governor Kristi Noem (@govkristinoem) October 21, 2020
As the Washington Examiner reported, right now is an ideal time for a move to South Dakota, as the Republican-led state is experiencing a booming jobs market with a record low 4.8 percent unemployment, which puts many Democrat-run states to shame.
That’s an important factor for cops who might consider a move to The Mount Rushmore State, as it means more opportunities for spouses and children and a greater sense of security for the future.
As more liberal cities and states dismantle their police forces and drive good, hard-working cops off the force, pro-police cities and states will reap the rewards.
Cops willingly put their lives on the line to keep their communities safe and it’s nothing less than a total shame that they now have to consider their careers based on political ideology, but that’s the America we now live in. Hopefully, other Republican governors and city leaders will follow Noem’s admirable offer for cops who’ve found themselves unemployed.