In August, Louisville Metropolitan Police Major Bridget Hallahan sent an email to her division criticizing Antifa and Black Lives Matter activists as “punks” who don’t deserve a response from officers.
She is not under investigation and has been relieved of her command of the Fifth Division, NBC News has reported.
In the email Hallahan wrote, according to The Blaze:
“I know it is hard to keep our thoughts and opinions to ourselves sometimes, especially when we, as a whole or as an individual, become the target of people in the public who criticize what we do without even knowing the facts.
“These ANTIFA and BLM people, especially the ones who just jumped on the bandwagon ‘yesterday’ because they became ‘woke’ (insert eye roll here), do not deserve a second glance or thought from us.
“Our little pinky toe nails have more character, morals, and ethics, than these punks have in their entire body.
“Do not stoop to their level. Do not respond to them. If we do, we only validate what they did. Don’t make them important, because they are not. They will be the ones washing our cars, cashing us out at the Walmart, or living in their parents’ basement playing COD [“Call of Duty”] for their entire life.”
How frustrated is @LMPD?
A law enforcement source got me this August message from Maj. Bridget Hallahan to 5th Div. (Highland) officers calling protesters "punks" who "will be the ones washing our cars, cashing us out at the @Walmart or living" with their parents. #BreonnaTaylor pic.twitter.com/X5YhcycgGI
— Philmonger (@phillipmbailey) September 23, 2020
She then invited her colleagues to come to them if they needed to talk.
Consider for a moment that the LMPD, like members of police departments across the country, has been under vicious, targeted attack at the hand of these activists, who proclaim that “all cops are bastards” and often call for their death.
What, exactly, is wrong with her telling her officers that they don’t owe a single thing to these punks?
The LMPD has specifically been under fire following controversy over the death of Breonna Taylor in March. Taylor’s families and the usual far-left progressive suspects wanted the officers involved in her death to be charged criminally.
Last week, a grand jury correctly after applying the facts, did not find legal justification to charge any of the officers with homicide. Former Sgt. Brett Hankison was charged with wanton endangerment for recklessly shooting into Taylor’s apartment building. He was fired from the department in June for this reason. Even that is questionable.
Hallinan, for her part, owned the email and stood by it. She is set to retire effective October 1st.
Several large cities including Seattle, Dallas, and Milwaukee are looking for a Chief Executive after their Chief’s resigned abruptly. They should make Hallahan an offer immediately. Leadership is sorely lacking at the top of police agencies. She fits the bill. Front line cops would rally around her.
Liberal mayors however, would be afraid of that.