Another horrible tragedy. Three more police officers killed, not because they did anything wrong, but simply by virtue of them being in law enforcement. In just a week and a half, almost two-dozen police officers have been shot in Texas, Tennessee, Georgia, Missouri, and Louisiana.
Again, Barack Obama took to the microphone and instead of trying to calm an uneasy nation, he placed some of the blame on law enforcement itself.
What did the President of the United States say in his remarks yesterday?
“There are legitimate issues that have been raised, and there’s data and evidence to back up the concerns that are being expressed by these protesters,” Obama said.
“And if police organizations and departments acknowledge that there’s a problem and there’s an issue, then that, too, is going to contribute to real solutions. And, as I said yesterday, that is what’s going to ultimately help make the job of being a cop a lot safer.”
Police officers are being gunned down in the streets. They are being lured to locations and then assassinated when their guard is down. And Obama has the gall to tell officers that they need to change?
Our law enforcement officers are being deliberately targeted and the Department of Justice is more concerned with protecting protesters than pursuing justice for the victims’ families.
This might not seem like a necessary change, but it is.
Right now, even if someone deliberately targets police officers and even if he targets just white police officers, Obama’s Department of Justice refuses to treat these murders as hate crimes.
The classification determines how many resources are devoted to an investigation and, if a suspect is caught alive, determines how severe the punishment can be.
Currently, we have the Obama administration deliberately interpreting the law to limit how severely cop killers can be prosecuted. They have determined that people who try to kill police officers should not be charged with hate crimes.
It’s shameful and it comes from the top.
At the Dallas memorial, Barack Obama brought politics into the somber event and blamed a lack of gun control. Meanwhile, he praised the Black Lives Matter movement that catalyzed the hatred that caused these slayings.
Now, three more police officers are killed in Louisiana and President Obama placed the onus on the police officers themselves to change in order to stop people from killing them. It’s almost like he is saying the police have it coming…
It’s just so backwards…
This isn’t what we need right now. We do not need a President who mourns the loss of law enforcement and in the next breath, applauds the protest movement that chants “What do we want? Dead cops!” while marching through the streets.
Our police officers protect us. Sure, there are a few bad apples. Every profession has them. But the vast majority of police officers are honorable and wake up in the morning with one goal: protecting the community.
They answered the call to protect us. Now it is time to return the favor and protect them!
I’m only going to say it once: All lives matter.
But right now, the law does not explicitly say that Blue lives matter and because police officers aren’t specifically mentioned within the statute as a protected class, Loretta Lynch is refusing to protect them and to prosecute their killers to the fullest extent of the law.
That has to change.
States shouldn’t have to change their laws to protect police officers. Earlier this year, the State of Louisiana amended its hate crime law to make Police Officers a protected class.
While the Louisiana Attorney General pursues this as a hate crime, the Obama Justice Department has this classified the same as any other multiple homicide.
This has to change.