Blame the cops for the rise in crime, says Mayor Emanuel, because they’re too afraid of getting filmed “doing something wrong” during an arrest:

Mayor Emanuel described his officers as “fetal”:

In summary, these mayors are angry that the post-Ferguson protests based on the lie of “hands up, don’t shoot” that they supported have created a culture of lawlessness around the country, so now they’re blaming their forces.

Good luck with that.

Emanuel’s comments came during a “closed to the media” gathering of police chiefs in D.C. last week, but the Washington Post was able to sneak in and hear the chiefs blame their officers’ morale for the crime spikes across the country:

Chiefs of some of the nation’s biggest police departments say officers in American cities have pulled back and have stopped policing as aggressively as they used to, fearing that they could be the next person in a uniform featured on a career-ending viral video.

That was the unifying — and controversial — theory reached Wednesday at a private meeting of more than 100 of the nation’s top law enforcement officers and politicians.

With homicide rates soaring inexplicably this year in dozens of U.S. cities, the group convened by new U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch concluded with a brief news conference promising a robust response to the reversal of decades of falling violent crime rates.

But for hours preceding that, mayors, police chiefs, U.S. attorneys and even FBI Director James Comey privately vented in a Washington ballroom that they don’t really understand the alarming spike in murders and applause filled the room when mayors said police officers’ sinking morale could be a factor.

Participants in the discussion were told that the meeting was closed to the news media, but the mayor of D.C. listed the event as public and a Washington Post reporter entered with her entourage and observed more than three hours of the discussion.

Hey, do you know what else helps the morale of a police force? NOT CALLING THEM BABIES to the Washington Post.

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