Since the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans across the nation have experienced an increasingly volatile political climate and serious tensions and division. In the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd by law enforcement officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis, Minnesota in the spring of 2020, massive civil unrest ensued in cities across the nation. The group “Black Lives Matter” staged massive protests, and in many cases things became violent. Cars were burned, stores robbed, public and private property damaged and destroyed, and assaults committed. The widespread protests were encouraged by leftist politicians and activists who wished to further their agendas which included serious criminal “reforms” and a general “defunding” of police. Law enforcement officers in major cities experienced serious legislative enactments against them which limited their ability to thoroughly do their job and uphold order and public safety in progressively controlled cities and states. Additionally, politicians continued to foment distrust between the general public and law enforcement officials by spewing “anti-cop” rhetoric which has only exacerbated increasing tensions.
Progressive elitists across the nation enjoy affluent lifestyles and extremely high incomes which allow them to weather the increasingly turbulent financial situations and the deteriorating economic climate in the nation which has worsened under the Biden administration. The class divide in the country has become a serious indicator of political allegiance, as more and more affluent individuals continue to align left while the working class moves to the populist right. One wealthy Democrat named Shivanthi Sathanandan was assaulted in Minnesota after calling for the “dismantling” of the Minneapolis police department.
In Alabama, however, a police chief from Decatur has stated that officers did violate department policies after law enforcement officers from that region shot and killed a man during an alleged altercation with a towing service and a tow truck driver. The man was shot in front of his own home. He was black, and progressives have publicized the story for their political benefit.