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Wife of Hartford, CT Police Officer Destroys Anti-Gun Politician in Scathing Letter

policeBy Jenn Jacques

We’ve all heard ridiculous claims about law enforcement, but this one really takes the cake.

State Representative Minnie Gonzalez (D-Hartford) had quite a bit to say about HB 6663, a Police Accountability Bill she is passionately supporting. Discussing the bill in front of the Connecticut Legislature’s General Assembly, Gonzalez said:

 “This bill is to hold accountable and to stop those cowboys that, because they got a bat and a gun, they think they can go shooting especially young kids in our community. This is not the Wild Wild West. And no consequences. Those cowboys doesn’t belong in the police department. This abuse has got to stop.”

While thousands of Connecticutians have spoken out against Gonzalaz’s ignorant and irresponsible remarks, but one response has gone viral. Marissa Cullen, the wife of a Hartford Police Officer, took the anti-gun liberal to task in an epic smackdown.

In an open letter, Cullen wrote:

To State Representative Minnie Gonzalez:

I am the proud wife of a Hartford Police Officer and Air Force Veteran. The men and women of the Hartford Police Department are some of the finest people I know and have more integrity than you could ever wish to have. They serve their communities with pride, dedication, and distinction. These officers put their lives on the line every single day, for little pay, little recognition, and with very little support from elected politicians. These men and women go into their neighborhoods every day truly trying to make a difference, something you know nothing about.

The comments made by you on June 5, 2017, in defense of Bill HB6663 were appalling, ignorant, and unnecessary. While you stated that you support the HPD and its officers, your statements were a direct contradiction to that. Let me address them one by one.

You stated that the officers were cowboys with guns and bats. I’m not sure I have ever seen them wear cowboy hats or boots to work. I have seen officers on horseback, however, they were not herding cattle. I have seen my husband come home with blood on his boots and tears in his eyes as he has faced some of the most horrific acts humans can do to one another. I’ve watched him on phone calls with other officers, consoling them as they attempted to come to terms with the suicide call, or child abuse case, or the senseless murders that occur all too frequently.

You stated that there are good and bad cops, you are correct. There are far more good ones than bad, which is more than I can say for politicians. The vast majority of police officers joined the force to do good, to make a change, and to be positive influences in their communities.

You stated that HPD officers have good pay, good benefits, and a good pension. What you fail to mention is that their good pay comes from countless hours of overtime, or road jobs (which are not paid for by the city, and the city actually makes money off of), you fail to mention the missed birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, and special occasions they have missed in order to protect your ignorance. From my understanding, you get paid a hefty stipend for being an elected official, receive benefits, and will receive a pension.

You stated that “you” pay for the officers’ lunch and dinner. I’m not sure how you determined that, as I send my husband with his meals daily, while he works his 16-hour shifts. He frequently comes home with his meals still in his bag, as they do not get a lunch break, and is often lucky if he can even get a bite in between calls.

You stated that these “cowboys” are killing young kids in our community with no consequences, and this abuse needs to stop. Since 2005 there have been 20 Officer Involved Shootings according to HPD data. That’s one shooting every 219 days by an officer. Considering the amount of public interaction, and the calls for service, this equates to a less than 1% chance of being shot by a police officer in Hartford. The last time a person was killed by a police officer in Hartford was in 2013, a whole 4 years ago, and it was entirely justified. Again, your ignorance is glaring, and your abuse of police officers needs to be stopped.

You stated that you pass laws frequently to protect and train police officers. The training is mandated by the State of CT, and you have done nothing to indemnify or protect officers of your community. In fact, based on your history, I am not even sure how you can remain in office. Your family has been called a “crime syndicate.” You have been found guilty of elections violations, you have the “Minnie Gonzalez Little League,” which receives over $75,000 a year in taxpayer money, and is managed by your husband. In fact, it seems as if you have a significant conflict of interest in presenting or debating any type of law enforcement bill, as taking power away from the police directly benefits you and your family.

It is very easy to sit in your safe office and make ignorant, untrue statements towards our officers. They need your support, not your condemnation. You lack integrity, honesty, and decency. You should take a ride along with a Hartford Police Officer on a Saturday night during the summer, and see what they are exposed to. Have you ever taken simulation training?  I’m sure you would not make accurate split-second decisions that you expect from our officers. You truly should be ashamed of your statements against HPD and in fact, should issue a very public apology for condemning them in the way you did.

Sincerely,

Marissa Cullen
The Wife Of A Hartford Police Officer

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Obama’s Unconstitutional Schemes to Nationalize Police

 

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Obama’s Unconstitutional Schemes to Nationalize Police

 

Efforts to nationalize state and local police forces across America go back decades, but the Obama administration has accelerated that push and is now openly working to turn your local cops into extensions of federal power. In addition to being unconstitutional, this is an absolutely terrible idea for a number of reasons.

First, let’s talk about Obama’s scheming on this front. Before openly complaining about the militarization of police, Obama was militarizing American police departments at an unprecedented rate. At the same time he was attacking the rights of Americans with slogans like “weapons of war don’t belong on our streets,” he was flooding our streets with actual weapons of war — tanks, armored personnel carriers, grenade launchers, and more to local police.   

After the unrest in Ferguson, much of which was fueled by Obama ally and financier George Soros and his billions according to an in-depth investigation by the Washington Times, Obama started complaining about the very militarization his administration was engaged in. Using an executive order, Obama then created what he called the “Task Force on 21st Century Policing” to “study” the issue. What do you think his task force said? Surprise! We need to nationalize the police.

Obama’s Unconstitutional Schemes to Nationalize Police 

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Of course, they didn’t use the word nationalize or federalize, probably because Americans would have quite properly recoiled in horror. Instead, his committee claimed we need federal “standards” for police. During the Ferguson fiasco, UN boss Ban Ki Moon even demanded that the city police obey what he termed “international standards.”

Just like administration’s nationalizing of education with Common Core was imposed by federal bribes to our states, the taskforce proposed bribing our local police departments with “grants” if they would submit to Obama’s national standards. Critics ridiculed the plan to create ObamaCops as “Common Core for police,” but this is no joking matter.

In March of 2015, the Obama administration announced that it had chosen six “pilot cities” to test out some of the nationalization scheming. The radical plan was dubbed the “National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice.” In a nut shell, it is using U.S. taxpayer dollars to deploy so-called “experts” and “researchers” charged with training officers to act in a manner that the Obama administration deems just — in essence doing the bidding of the Obama administration. Officially, the Justice Department is helping local officials to “fight crime,” too.

The first cities being targeted are Birmingham, Alabama; Fort Worth, Texas; Gary, Indiana; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Stockton, California. But they’re not planning to stop there, you can be sure of that.

In May, Obama approved another one of his taskforce’s recommendations, and pretended to “ban” handouts of military gear from the feds to our local police. This was blatant deception though. What he really did was say that local and state police will only get certain military equipment if they agree to federal policing standards.

The riots in Baltimore only poured fuel on the fire, with Obama’s close allies like race-monger Al Sharpton demanding that the Justice Department just nationalize all police.

But nationalizing the police is a terrible idea — and history shows it is extraordinarily dangerous. First of all, if local communities are having trouble keeping their police departments in line, which is what Obama is arguing, how is transferring that control to D.C., which more than two thirds of Americans in polls say is out of control and a threat to liberty, going to remedy that? It won’t — it will only make real and imagined problems much worse.

Beyond that, though, is the danger of centralizing power. When you think of national police forces, what do you think of? If you’re like most people, the Soviet KGB, the National Socialist SS, or the East German Stasi probably come to mind. If power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely, what do you think will happen when D.C. has absolute power over your local police department? Nothing good, that’s for sure.

If we want to maintain our freedoms, we need to support our local police and keep them independent. The alternative — so-called ObamaCops patrolling our streets following dictates from D.C. — will almost certainly lead to disaster.            

Get involved in your local area, and make sure your state and local government do not accept bribes from the Obama administration to surrender your community’s ability to govern itself and run its own police department.

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