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Incredible dashcam footage recorded in Sterling Heights, Michigan, shows a calm local cop, Officer Cameron Maciejewski, saving a choking 3-year-old baby from potential death as the baby’s mother watches in abject terror and cries uncontrollably.
The footage, seen below, is part of a longer clip posted to Facebook by the Sterling Heights Police Department on Monday:
— ABC News (@ABC) July 14, 2020
Even this incredible clip of a cop saving a life managed to stir up the rage of anti-cop leftists, with some calling the video “copaganda” and others seriously wondering why cops are able to respond calmly to a choking baby but can’t do the same with, say, armed suspects who fire stolen tasers at them …
— Provocateur of the people || Young O.G. (@ChicagogettaHP) July 14, 2020
— StevieSaid (@idontknowyiluvu) July 14, 2020
So they can utilize their training when they want to in a calm manner……
— 🥀 (@GetOffMyZickk) July 14, 2020
These stories make people hate you and the cops more because it’s so obviously a desperate and pathetic attempt at the opposite.
— Bald Philosophy (@BaldPhilosophy) July 15, 2020
Did the choking baby need an armed police officer or just someone who knew how to administer CPR?
Perhaps if we spent more money on post-natal care for new parents, they wouldn’t have to call 911 as often.
This is what “defund the police” means.
— Sleeper Service (@ServiceSleeper) July 14, 2020
hey peaches, best I can see, you don’t need a gun, a tazer, a billclub, handcuffs, and a bullet proof vest to save a choking baby.
Any good social worker can be trained in CPR.
— dry rubbed chicken wing (@RubbedDry) July 14, 2020
“Upon pulling up to the home, the officer was rushed by the family who were holding their three-week old baby girl, who was not breathing. Ofc. Maciejewski calmly takes the baby in his arms and performs back thrusts in attempts to clear the baby’s airway,” the local police department wrote in its original FB post.
“When doing so, the baby coughs up the obstruction, and begins to cry. The baby was then turned over to the Sterling Heights Fire Department who transported the baby to the hospital for evaluation.”
The baby survived thanks to “Ofc. Maciejewski’s quick, calm, lifesaving actions,” the department added.
“[T]he outcome of this incident could have been tragically different. Not only did the officer save the baby, but the officer did an outstanding job consoling the family. Once again, the Sterling Heights Police Department strives to provide the best service to our citizens, especially when it matters most!”
See the original post below:
Upon pulling up to the home, the officer was rushed by the family who were holding their three week old baby girl, who was not breathing. Ofc. Maciejewski calmly takes the baby in his arms and performs back thrusts in attempts to clear the baby’s air way. When doing so, the baby coughs up the obstruction, and begins to cry. The baby was then turned over to the Sterling Heights Fire Department who transported the baby to the hospital for evaluation.
If it wasn’t for Ofc. Maciejewski’s quick, calm, lifesaving actions, the outcome of this incident could have been tragically different. Not only did the officer save the baby, but the officer did an outstanding job consoling the family.
Once again, the Sterling Heights Police Department strives to provide the best service to our citizens, especially when it matters most!
Posted by Sterling Heights Police Department on Monday, July 13, 2020
To be clear, the police constantly save lies — save all lives, in fact.
“Since the early 1990s, when the homicide toll in New York City topped 2,000 per year, tens of thousands of lives have been saved, thanks to the NYPD’s highly responsive, data-driven policing,” Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute notes.
“That policing model, known as Compstat, holds precinct commanders ruthlessly accountable for crime in their jurisdiction; it has driven homicide down 86 percent from 1990, to only 319 in 2019. Most of the lives saved by suppressing crime since then have been black and Hispanic.”
But not all policing involves stopping crime. Some, just like the one involving Ofc. Maciejewski, involve officers being at the right place at the right time.
See more examples below:
As Doug Wyllie of Police One magazine noted back in 2013, “Saving lives is part of the job,” though it’s a greatly unappreciated part of the job.
“Firefighters, EMTs, and paramedics are constantly being credited in the mainstream media as life savers — and they are absolutely, without question, life-saving professionals — but cops save lives every day, too,” he explained.
“It’s fundamental to the ethos ‘to protect and serve.’ Cops push inattentive women from the path of oncoming vehicles. Cops pull suicidal men to safety from a precarious perch. They fetch folks from frigid waters and prevent people from being gored by livestock. ‘All in a day’s work,’ they say. ‘Just doing my job,’ they say.”
THIS is the reality of most policing.
But this reality of policing contrasts sharply with the grossly anti-cop narrative pushed by the Democrat Party and the mainstream establishment media.
As it stands, the Democrat Party is hellbent on defunding the police, a move that would mean fewer cops like Ofc. Maciejewski patrolling the streets and saving lives.
“Interviews with 54 Democratic National Committee members, convention superdelegates and members of a criminal justice task force convened by Mr. Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders found a near-unanimous sentiment that local governments should redirect more money toward social services, education and mental health agencies,” The New York Times reported late last month.
“Very few advocate fully defunding or abolishing the police, as some activists have called for. But they are aligning themselves, as have city councils in Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Denver, Portland, Ore., and other cities, with an increasingly popular movement to drastically rethink the priorities surrounding law enforcement.”
Officials with one of the cities cited above, Minneapolis, want to abolish the police altogether and replace professionally trained cops like Ofc. Maciejewski with untrained “community care workers,” whatever that means.
But in pushing for these widely unsupported measures, the left is discounting all the lives that conventional policing saves.
It’s also discounting history.
Case in point: On Tuesday word emerged that black leaders in New York City are calling for the NYPD to reinstitute a special anti-crime unit that was eliminated amid the anti-cop fervor that followed the shooting of George Floyd.
“After another tragic weekend of gun violence, including the death of a 1-year-old, two members of the Black community called on the NYPD to bring back the recently disbanded Anti-Crime Unit to help get guns off the street, local station WCBS reported.
“It was a dramatic moment — Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams holding up a pair of baby shoes Monday after a 1-year-old became the latest victim of gun violence, caught in the crossfire at a family barbecue just hours before. ‘Babies are not supposed to be wearing these in a coffin,’ Adams said.”
Learn more below:
This story has received zero mainstream media attention, likely because it directly contrasts the prevailing narrative that all cops are bad and unwanted.
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