It’s possible that Vaxy Joe’s people overestimated the amount of support they were going to have for this vax mandate.
As the White House steps up its push to increase vaccinations, police unions across the country are protesting local mandates, despite the number of COVID-19 deaths among officers.
Last month, when Mayor Lori Lightfoot of Chicago said there would “absolutely” be a vaccine mandate for city employees, the local police union promised legal action.
“It cannot be mandated. It’s that simple. Our members don’t want to be mandated to do anything like that,” said the union president, John Catanzara. “This vaccine has no studies for long-term side effects or consequences. None. To mandate anybody to get that vaccine, without that data as a baseline, amongst other issues, is a ‘Hell, no’ for us.”
Catanzara also likened the vaccine mandates to the Holocaust, saying, “We’re in America, g*ddamn it. We don’t want to be forced to do anything. Period. This ain’t Nazi f***ing Germany, [where they say], ‘Step into the f***ing showers. The pills won’t hurt you.’ What the f***?”
I don’t want to always be “that guy,” but Nazi Germany never mandated a deadly vaccine.
Catanzara’s opposition to mandates is indicative of a larger trend across the nation’s law enforcement organizations. Meanwhile, three times more officers died of COVID-19 in 2020 than in firearm-related incidents, according to tracking from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. The National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) stated that 644 officers have died from the virus as of Sept. 10, but noted that “not all” of the deaths “have been verified.”
“We are a union, and we will defend our members,” FOP executive director Jim Pasco told Axios last month. “You cannot tell people what to do. It’s still an individual and personal choice.”
That Obama bitch, the Arab that looks like a Jew, was issuing menacing threats to the police.
If police officers quit they lose their pensions. They also aren’t likely to get hired by private sector which is requiring vaccines. These polls suggesting massive exodus in light of vaccination rules are rubbish. Call their bluff. They serve to protect public. Time to adult up.
— Juliette Kayyem (@juliettekayyem) September 10, 2021
Yes. It’s time to be an adult and take this deadly vaccine.
Because it’s not adult behavior to be afraid of the vaccine, or to believe in freedom of choice. Adult behavior is to be afraid of the coronavirus, and accept that this fear is so large that we have to sacrifice bodily autonomy.
New York has already said that they’re going to withhold paychecks.
NYC will withhold paychecks to NYPD employees who refuse to get vaccinated or submit to weekly COVID tests. The city's largest police union has threatened to sue—but legal experts argue vaccine mandates are within the legal rights of local governments. https://t.co/sCHOOl5R8D
— Gothamist (@Gothamist) September 10, 2021
I don’t have much faith that the police will hold out on this.
The police have not proved to be especially principled so far.
It’s also possible that the Biden people are purposefully trying to purge the police (and the military) of anti-vaxers so that they can use these organizations to force vax the population, or round them up and put them in camps.
This is your daily reminder that I am still unvaccinated and I will never get the Covid-19 vaccine.
I refuse to submit to tyranny and I await the moment that Joe Biden begins sending forces to our homes.
That’s coming next—hence purging the military & local police forces.
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) September 10, 2021
That’s what’s going to happen.
Biden is not going to back down on the mandate, so officers who don’t want the vax will quit.
San Diego Police Officers Association survey: 91% of respondents against COVID-19 vaccine mandate, 45% would rather be fired than forced to get the vaccine https://t.co/urxoW3u6IF
— 10News (@10News) September 10, 2021
— One America News (@OANN) September 7, 2021
Honolulu Police Cpl Mark Kutsy was pulled off the street while on patrol tonight, @HawaiiNewsNow reports.
He had to turn in his gun & badge, & was suspended w/out pay & told he’ll be fired. Why? He refuses to get the Covid19 vaccine. His dept mandates it. https://t.co/hjxHHxEyOQ
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) September 9, 2021
Three state police troopers probed by FBI for allegedly making fake COVID vaccine cards https://t.co/P5MHv3t2Zz
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) September 8, 2021
The mayor of Portland of all people has backed down.
— NPR (@NPR) September 11, 2021
But what Biden said on Thursday is that Mayors aren’t going to have the choice to back down.