Thanks to the violent #BlackLivesMatter movement ignited by Barack Obama and Democrats police across the country began ordering officers to double up as a safety precaution.
The Black Lives Matter race movement has made it necessary for police to double up for their own safety.
Black Lives Matter protesters light a Molotov cocktail in Ferguson, Missouri. (K. Bahr)
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The Washington Post reported:
Police chiefs around the country began ordering patrol officers to ride in pairs Friday, rather than alone as many routinely do, as a safety precaution after officers were ambushed and killed in Dallas while protecting a protest march.
Officers in Washington, Boston, New York City, St. Louis, Philadelphia and Los Angeles County, among other places, were instructed to find partners, their departments said. Terry Cunningham, the president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and chief of the Wellesley, Mass., police, said street officers “really are going to have to have vigilance. Any traffic stop, at any time, can be deadly. I don’t know what this means. I don’t know if this means more violence perpetrated toward law enforcement as a result of this.”
In Washington, Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier said she gave the order to partner up at about midnight, hours after the attack in Dallas killed five officers and wounded seven others. But, she said, “Looking at the type of attack that happened in Dallas, a two-man car, a four-man car, a 10-man car, isn’t going to make much of a difference. But it makes the officers feel much safer.”