The brave men and women who put on uniforms everyday have to deal with a lot of things daily that we civilians don’t have to. The things they see and hear, and the problems they have to solve are highly stressful.

It makes it even more stressful when the community you’re protecting and serving doesn’t respect you thanks to an endless stream of anti-police messaging from the people in charge of those communities. This is exactly what the NYPD has to deal with on a daily basis, and the effects it has can be seen in a set of videos in circulation.

As you can see, a couple of police officers are being doused with buckets of water being thrown at them by civilians. At one point, as the officers are walking away, taking no action, a man runs up and dumps water directly on top of the head of one of the officers.

The video was highlighted by the NYPD Police Benevolent Association, the union that looks after these officers. The union made sure everyone who saw the video knew exactly why this was happening, and why the police were doing nothing about it.

“Our anti-cop lawmakers have gotten their wish: the NYPD is now frozen,” said NYC PBA. “It’s not the fault of these police officers. It’s the end result of the torrent of bad policies and anti-police rhetoric that has been streaming out of City Hall and Albany for years now.”

In another video, you can see an officer making an arrest as water is thrown on him.

At some point in time, an empty bucket is thrown at the officers head. The NYPD Chief of Police Terence Monahan spoke out against these actions by civilians.

“The videos of cops being doused with water and having objects hurled at them as they made an arrest in is reprehensible,” tweeted Monahan. “NYC’s cops & communities have made remarkable progress — together — but EVERY New Yorker MUST show respect for our cops. They deserve nothing less.”

It’s sad to see how these officers are treated, but it’s even worse to see them forced to take abuse without any recourse. What’s more is that simply walking away from bullying only encourages more bullying, and it may only elevate. It starts with buckets of water, but it may end with worse things being thrown at them.

But this is what happens when politicians with anti-police sentiment make the decisions. The people who protect society are effectively hogtied, and when the thin blue line looks impotent or scared to move, then the elements that line was holding back will become emboldened. This won’t just be a problem police officers have to deal with, the but the society in general.