In a world where Democrats are targeting police officers by banning them off of college campuses and ripping apart their well-earned pensions, one boy stands out. Police face being political pawns to Dems while one little boy fights to secure bulletproof vests for their k-9 companions.
Nine-year-old Brady Snakovsky from Strongsville, Ohio dreams of being a police officer one day. When he was 8 years old, he was watching “Live PD” – a modern version of “Cops” – and noticed that while the officers wore bulletproof vests, the K9 officers were not.
Snakovsky asked his mother if they could purchase the dog its own bulletproof vest, but soon learned each one cost upwards of $1,200. Undeterred, Snakovsky and his mother, Leah Tornabene, created a GoFundMe page to raise money to buy a single vest. The fundraiser went viral and was noticed by the company that makes the vests, Line of Fire Defence Systems, out of Canada. The company donated a vest to help Snakovsky, according to The Strongsville Post.
That was last year. Since then, Snakovsky and his mother have raised more than $87,000 to purchase vests for K9 officers. The latest update on the fundraiser, from a month ago, says Snakovsky has provided 85 vests for K9 officers so far and has a waiting list of 57 police officers asking for a vest for their four-legged partners.
Meanwhile, Dems are trying to gut police officer’s pension: Police in Westport, Connecticut are resisting an attempt to slash their pension and partially replace it with a 401(k)-style plan. Such a move would mess with a tried-and-true system that promotes secure and orderly retirement, in favor of an inefficient one that harms workers with no benefit to taxpayers.
Westport is a latecomer to a trend that appears to have nearly run its course. A few years ago, the Wall Street Journal praised San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed for taking an axe to police and other public employee pensions. Along with Rhode Island Treasurer (later Governor) Gina Raimondo, Reed had become a public face of the pension gutting movement, leading a statewide initiative backed by hedge fund billionaires.