Obama and the Cop Killers
The horrific news from Dallas this morning is that five police officers were murdered at a “Black Lives Matter” protest – the latest casualties of the Obama/Clinton war on cops. As we go to press, the only officer to be identified is Brent Thompson of Dallas Area Rapid Transit, who had just married another officer two weeks ago. Seven more officers were wounded, as were several other people. The protesters were gathered to object to two fatal police encounters this week, in which black men were killed. With Dallas police serving as crowd control, at least one suspect opened fire on them. One suspect was killed after a standoff, and three other persons of interest have been detained. Dallas Police Chief David Brown said one assailant told authorities “he was upset about the recent police shootings” and “wanted to kill white people, especially white officers.”
Update: The other officers have been identified: Lorne Ahrens, Michael J. Smith, Michael Krol and Patrick Zamarripa, a veteran of three tours in Iraq.
Meanwhile, Micah X. Johnson has been identified as the killer — perhaps the only one. Johnson, who was black, is the one who said he wanted to kill white people, and his Facebook page displayed him making a “black power” fist. He served in the Army in Afghanistan.
While in Warsaw for a NATO summit, Barack Obama weighed in, offering condolences, praising police and Black Lives Matter protesters. He then pivoted to — what else — gun control, saying, “When people are armed with powerful weapons, unfortunately it makes attacks like these more deadly and more tragic and we’re going to have to consider those realities as well.”
If bad guys killing cops is a “gun problem,” why is police shooting too many people racism? Regarding Obama’s predictable political pivot shifting blame to “powerful weapons,” the most powerful weapon is his political rhetoric, dividing instead of uniting America on every issue.
Indeed, in his remarks about Dallas, Obama echoed his “racial disparity in the justice system” diatribe from just hours earlier, when Obama called police shootings earlier in the week “symptomatic of a broader set of racial disparities that exist in our criminal justice system.” He rattled off some horrible-sounding statistics to prove his point.
Only then did he offer faint praise. “Now let me just say that we have extraordinary appreciation and respect for the vast majority of police officers who put their lives on the line every day.”
And as soon as he’d said that, he reiterated that he put together a “task force” to look into racist policing practices. He slammed jurisdictions that had not yet adopted its recommendations.
That was the stage he set when it came time to express condolences after Dallas. We’re sure police would welcome his support if it was authentic. But Obama, Hillary Clinton and their fellow NeoComs perpetuate the urban poverty plantations where 95% of our nation’s violence occurs, then paint all cops as “racist” after there are deadly confrontations with the Demos' gang-banger constituency. In turn, that results in the murder of law enforcement officers.
A final thought and the bottom line: The people ultimately responsible for these murders are the murderers themselves.