Outrageous – It came over the radio – ‘Stand down, stand down, stand down! Back up, back up, retreat, retreat!’


Sheriff Michael Lewis

The police in Baltimore were ordered to stand down and retreat while they watched buildings burn and while they sustained personal and violent attacks from urban terrorists.

This is an order that had to have come from the mayor who happens to be a firm believer in Barack Obama’s federalization of police forces.

This is unheard of. We are witnessing an administration that is unleashing anarchist forces on our police with destruction to our communities considered collateral damage. It’s all for the greater good – the nationalization of police so Progressives can inflict their feckless ideology on law enforcement.

It won’t only be nationalization we have to worry about, communities throughout the nation will be subject to policing policies that will allow criminals to run wild for a while to let off steam.

It’s based on a belief that if police don’t escalate a situation by dealing with it, the situation will be abated. It’s insane.

What is going on is anarchy and it’s criminal. We have an administration that believes in policing without enforcement and law without a rule of law.

This is the Progressive idea of law enforcement. Just as they won’t act militarily, they won’t act to enforce the law.

When will people see what is going on? The administration and its Progressive minions are breaking down the rule of law and the pillars of our society in order to put in a new form of governance, one that is totalitarian in nature.

If you don’t remember the cut and run policing Ferguson police are being told to implement? If you don’t, click here.

Sheriff Michael Lewis, a well-respected law enforcement officer in Maryland explained what went on when Baltimore burned on Monday night.

“I hadn’t planned to go to Baltimore at all,” the sheriff said. “I watched the events unfold Saturday night like we all did, and was very concerned about what I saw, and the the lack of response Saturday night,” he said. “I immediately rallied up the troops. We made sure our MRAP was prepared and ready…”

“We were assigned to assigned to protect Baltimore City Police headquarters, all of E. Fayette Street up to City Hall, to include City Hall. There wasn’t a whole lot of activity taking place at all. We could smell that putrid smell of burning tires and a city on fire when as we came into the city. Had lots of concerns like everyone else. We maintained our post all night long until we were relieved.”

“I was sick to my stomach like everybody else. … This was urban warfare, no question about it. They were coming in absolutely beaten down. The [city officers] got out of their vehicles, thanked us profusely for being there, apologized to us for having to be there.”

“They said we could have handled this, we were very capable of handling this, but we were told to stand down, repeatedly told to stand down,” he said. “I had never heard that order come from anyone — we went right out to our posts as soon as we got there, so I never heard the mayor say that. But repeatedly these guys, and there were many high-ranking officials from the Baltimore City Police Department … and these guys told me they were essentially neutered from the start.”

“They were spayed from the start. They were told to stand down, you will not take any action, let them destroy property. I couldn’t believe it, I’m a 31-year veteran of law enforcement. … I had never heard anything like this before in my life and these guys obviously aren’t gonna speak out and the more I thought about this, … I had to say a few things. I apologize if I’ve upset people, but I believe in saying it like it is.”

Lewis said though he didn’t hear the order to stand down come from the mayor, he did hear it from police officials.

“I heard it myself over the Baltimore City police radio that I had tethered to my body-armor vest, I heard it repeatedly. ‘Stand down, stand down, stand down! Back up, back up, retreat, retreat!’”

“I couldn’t believe those words. Those are words I’ve never heard in my law enforcement vocabulary,” he said. “Baltimore City police, all law enforcement agencies are very capable of handling that city. They’re trained to handle that city. These guys were hearing words that had never been echoed in their lives, in their careers.”