Wednesday, June 3, 2015

As Another Cop is Buried.....

This first appeared in Eagle Rising.

New Orleans Housing Authority Officer James Bennett was buried last Friday. He was shot as he sat in his patrol car for no apparent reason other than he was a cop.

This did not happen in a vacuum. There was, indeed, a reason why Officer Bennett was assassinated as he was sitting in his squad car. It is a direct result result of the public demonization of our police at the hands of the liberal media, the Al Sharptons of the world, our Justice Department, and our own president.

Let's don't forget the recent murder of two New York cops as they sat in their patrol car a few months ago. I will say it here and now: The Marxist mayor of New York City, Bill De Blasio, has blood on his hands for his own public statements about the police that proceeded the killings.

And De Blasio is hardly the only big city mayor deserving of criticism. The current mayor of Baltimore, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, has acted in a totally irresponsible manner as has her public prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby in the indictment of 6 cops in the death of Freddie Gray. If, God forbid, a Baltimore cop is shot and killed, these two will have blood on their hands as well.

And our media? Let's go back to the Ferguson incident in which Officer Darren Wilson killed Michael Brown. We all remember the "Hands up, don't shoot" mantra, don't we? How often was that repeated by the media and elected political leaders in Missouri and Washington, not to mention Al Sharpton? Except it wasn't true. It was based on the lies of a street criminal named Dorian Johnson, who was with Michael Brown when they strong armed that liquor store and engaged in a confrontation minutes later with Officer Wilson. Subsequent investigation, supported by forensic evidence, supported Officer Wilson's account of the incident. Johnson lied. And yet, "Hands up, don't shoot" still persists.

Our then-attorney general, Eric Holder and our president covered themselves in shame as they implied that Officer Wilson was guilty of murdering Michael Brown. Sharpton, who masquerades as a civil rights activist and journalist for MSNBC, also convicted Wilson-just as he convicted George Zimmerman in the Treyvon Martin incident in Florida.

And equally as astounding is the fact that the De Blasios, Sharptons, Rawlings-Blakes, Mosbys, Holders and Obamas and their stooges in the media are completely ignoring the record homicides of blacks in the big cities at the hands of other blacks.

Those black lives don't matter. They only matter if if they are killed by cops in the line of duty. The reason is because all those deaths demonstrate the dysfunction that exists in the inner cities-something that the Holders, the Sharptons and the Obamas cannot fix. Nor we they address. It is much easier to blame white cops.

1 comment:

Siarlys Jenkins said...

I wish De Blasio was a Marxist. He doesn't even come close. You are supposed to be an English teacher, so you really should stop dumbing down the language and making the meaning of words all fuzzy like a typical social liberal.

As for the cops, its a two-edge sword, no pun intended, purely a figure of speech. If cops are going to do their job, they need some respect. But there are enough cops who literally don't know the difference between those they are sworn to protect and serve, on the one hand, and vicious criminals, on the other, that the cops have some work to do to retain or regain that respect. And let's be real, some people go out for police work because they like wearing a uniform, carrying a gun, and telling people with impunity what to do. Not enough of those get weeded out before making it into the academy.

People talk like either all cops are paragons of virtue, or, all cops are the devil incarnate. Neither one is sustainable from facts on the ground, or in the street.