Monday, July 11, 2016

Professors React to the Dallas Killings and BLM

Hat tip The College Fix

On June 8, the Orange County Register, which is bending over backwards trying to walk the middle line in the Dallas killings and the Baton Rouge/Minnesota incidents, published an article featuring interviews of college professors (including two from UC Irvine) on the issue.

As a part-time teacher at UC Irvine and retired DEA agent, let me say that these professors are spouting nonsense. First of all, the Dallas PD is headed by a black chief and has a good record of community relations in recent years. The officers out there at that protest were assisting the protesters, interacting with them in a friendly manner, and protecting them. They had nothing to do with what happened in Baton Rouge and Minnesota.

Secondly, Micah Johnson, before he was killed, told police negotiators that he was upset "about BLM" issues. BLM was in fact an inspiration for what he did. BLM has given us demonstrations chanting, "pigs in a blanket, fry em like bacon" and "What do we want? Dead cops. When do we want it? Now".

Of course, BLM has nothing to say about the black on black killings that run rampant in the inner cities especially in the south side of Chicago. BLM says nothing about the hundreds of thousands of black fetuses aborted every year in the US. Dozens of young black men are shot in Chicago on a typical weekend-by other young black men. Yet, BLM is only concerned about those police encounters, which  almost every time turn out to be justified. In fact, statistics show that more whites are being killed by police than blacks.

The fact is that nobody has a target on their backs. No police officer, of any race, wakes up in the morning deciding to kill someone. Their daily goal is to go back home at night. The only person in the past couple of weeks who woke up and decided to kill people that day was Micah Johnson in Dallas. To that, BLM is silent. That is understandable since they have blood on their hands.


Siarlys Jenkins said...

While you are denouncing any stray professor shooting off their mouth in a dubious manner, I am surprised you did not contrast their pitiful amateurism to the erudite, insightful, well-balanced, thoughtful, and above all accurate, speech delivered by the President of the United States at the inter-faith memorial service for the slain Dallas officers.

(Otherwise Gary, your analysis is excellent ... it resonates harmoniously with the president's speech.)

Gary Fouse said...

See yesterday's post on Obama's speech.

(Glad to know you are still alive, Siarlys.)

Siarlys Jenkins said...

You were getting a little boring Gary, but you seem to be back in reasonably good form. I have now found your post on President Obama's speech... you could have done a lot better.

Hey, if you come to Chicago for the World Series, let me know, maybe we can meet near the Red Line station, even if I'm not going to be drinking beer.

Gary Fouse said...

If that happens, assuming I could never afford tickets, I plan to be at Murphy's Bleacher Tavern behind the center field bleachers or on Waveland Avenue with ten thousand other fans hoping to catch one of Kris Bryants' homers. You are welcome to join me.

Siarlys Jenkins said...

I can't afford tickets either. If only I knew someone living in one of those buildings overlooking Wrigley Field. When the Cubs made it into the playoffs, suddenly the long-overlooked rights to view games from the rooftops became valuable. Landlords tried to sell tickets, tenants screamed bloody murder, and as I recall the courts brokered a compromise that half the space was reserved for tenants, the rest landlords could sell.

Murphy's Bleacher Tavern... I'll try to remember that.

Gary Fouse said...

Actually those buildings are mostly vacant (of residents) and have been bought up by the Cubs.