Police officers have become sitting ducks since Ferguson, because of horrific treatment by the media and the Obama Administration. As the “Black Lives Matter” hate group has ratcheted up their sick rhetoric, there has been a complete absence of leadership telling them to stop.
23 cops have been gunned down in the line of duty in 2015 so far, with four months yet to go.
And as Sheriff David Clarke said last week, it is Obama himself who started the “War on Police” rhetoric to begin with.
Well, today, Obama was in Boston for his Labor Day Speech, with hundreds of dignitaries invited, and police typically greeting the president after the event.
Not this year. Because the Boston Police Union decided to show Obama what cops think of him…and BOYCOTTED it…leading Administration officials to send an angry response to the Mayor.
A teenager is fatally shot by a police officer; the police are accused of being bloodthirsty, trigger-happy murderers; riots erupt. This, we are led to believe, is the way of things in America.
It is also a terrible calumny; cops are not murderers. No officer goes out in the field wishing to shoot anyone, armed or unarmed. And while they’re unlikely to defend it quite as loudly during a time of national angst like this one, people who work in law enforcement know they are legally vested with the authority to detain suspects — an authority that must sometimes be enforced. Regardless of what happened with Mike Brown, in the overwhelming majority of cases it is not the cops, but the people they stop, who can prevent detentions from turning into tragedies.