RALEIGH – You’ve heard of the think blue line; now see the thick red line. In the arena of ‘police reform’ initiatives these days you’re guaranteed to find defund groups and Woke fronts for accomplishing the Marxian goals of ‘tearing down the system.’
On the other end, you’ll find some genuine efforts to augment police training time and resources, so as to better avoid escalations that lead to cell phone footage fueling weekend riots in a city near you.
At the same time cops are being tasked with better law enforcement with fewer tools, they’re now being asked to enforce COVID-related mandates like mask wearing and arbitrary gathering limits in what amount to a whole new menu of victimless crimes.
Founders of ThickRedLine.org Howard Lichtman and Matt White aim to solve the problem of restoring respect for police and relieving them of enforcing the policies decreed by pandering politicians that create many of these problems in the first place.
The organization want to help Sheriffs Departments and local police departments in avoiding enforcement of victimless crimes — crimes like violating ridiculous mask mandates and/or curfews — so they can focus on real crime with real victims.
While the Pandemic Panic and BLM/Antifa riots bring their mission into full relief, the approach of Lichtman and White is consistent in treatment of all victimless crimes.
Watch Howard Lichtman describe what the Thick Red Line is all about below, and consider how their mission contrasts with the alternatives in 2020.