What on earth has happened to the Democrat Party?
They have moved so far to the left, that they now believe and treat police like the “bad guys” and fight and support the actual bad guys.
That’s exactly what happened at a school event in New York when the PTA stepped in and BANNED police officers from attending because they would not “disarm.”
From The Blaze
The Ramapo, New York Police Department revealed that its chief and lieutenant were met opposition when they wanted to attend a parent-teacher organization-sponsored event — and it was because they refused to disarm for the affair.
What are the details?
A Saturday post on the Town of Ramapo Police Department’s Facebook revealed that the department’s chief and lieutenant — both of whom are in charge of local “school-based policing” — had plans to attend Saturday’s Central Hudson Region PTA-sponsored breakfast.
The event was an “opportunity to have a direct conversation about our children’s education and safety with [the New York State] Education leadership and legislators,” according to a posting on the PTA’s Facebook page.
The PTA org apparently had a different idea about police attendance, because according to the posting, the event moderator — and school teacher — told the chief that armed police were not permitted to attend the event, and that “armed uniformed police officers would make people uncomfortable.”
The officers, after paying a $50 registration fee, made it clear to organizers that they had no plans to disarm for the event.
The moderator, after discussing the officers’ refusal to disarm with “unknown persons” related to the event, eventually told the officers that they would be able to attend — but that the officers would be unable to speak at the event.
According to the department, the officers felt that they were clearly unwanted at the event after the moderator’s two turns at apparently trying to dissuade them from coming.
As a result, they apparently changed their minds about attending and requested that their registration fee be refunded.
The officers received no such refund and left.
The post in its entirety read:
POLICE NOT WANTED. You will NOT believe this! This morning, the Chief of Ramapo Police, and his Command Staff LT in charge of our school-based policing, planned to attend an advertised Legislation/Education Breakfast featuring Commissioner Elia of the NYS Education Department. This was an ‘opportunity to have a direct conversation about our children’s education and SAFETY with NYS Education leadership and legislators’. The event was hosted by the Central Hudson Region PTA.
After accepting $50 from the Chief for our attendance, he was told by the moderator, also a school teacher, about not wanting armed police attending. She said that this was an educational event and that armed uniformed police officers would make people uncomfortable. The Chief of Police was taken back by what he was told and made it clear that RPD would not disarm to attend this event. After consultation with unknown persons inside the event, the moderator returned and advised that RPD could attend, but was quick to point out that we would not be allowed to speak. As it had already been made clear that RPD being there would make the attendees uncomfortable, it was obvious that RPD was not welcome at the event. Five minutes after paying, we simply asked for our registration fee back, and the moderator would not refund it. The Ramapo Police Department left the event.
RPD is extremely disappointed how we were treated as police officers attending a forum expected to include issues relating to student safety. We expect that our individual local [PTAs] do not feel the same way about us and will denounce what occurred. We want to be very clear to our community: The Ramapo Police Department is committed to the safety of your children in school. We will not let this incident dissuade us from forging forward in every possible way to enhance the safety of your children.