After the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, black activists began protesting even before they heard all of the evidence. The protests were based on the lies told by Brown’s companion in crime who claimed the teen was shot while walking away with his hands up.
However, other eyewitnesses and the coroner’s report tell a completely different story. They all agree that Brown had attacked Officer Darren Wilson while he was still in his patrol car. This evidence is also consistent with the injuries suffered by Wilson to his face and eye socket. I’ve always wondered how Wilson was supposed to have sustained a broken eye socket from a youth that is walking away from him with his hands up.
The grand jury came back and said that after they reviewed all of the evidence and talked to eyewitnesses that there would be no charges filed against Wilson. Black activists ignored the truth and used the case as an excuse to riot, claiming they wanted justice.
The same thing happened in New York City after a grand jury cleared a New York police officer in the death of Eric Garner. Riots erupted all over the nation with everyone shouting they can’t breathe. But did any of those activists pay any attention to the fact that Garner continued to resist arrest by several police officers until they were finally able to subdue him?
Protesters in New York, Ferguson, Cincinnati, Chicago, Los Angeles and numerous other cities claimed they wanted justice. They pretty much accused all police officers, especially white ones, of being so racially prejudiced that they look for unarmed blacks that they can kill.
Now the table has been turned and two non-black New York City Police Officers were assassinated while sitting in their patrol car eating lunch. On Saturday, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, a black man with a troubled past posted on social media that 2 cops should be killed for every black killed by cops.
After shooting and wounding his estranged girlfriend, he traveled to Brooklyn where he approached the patrol car occupied by Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenhian Liu. It is believed that the two officers never saw Brinsley approach as they sat and ate their lunch. Brinsley opened fire on the two officers, shooting them both in the head in an outright assassination. Brinsley then fled to a subway station where he turned his gun on himself committing suicide.
Will the activists care about the words of 13 year old Jaden Ramos who posted on Facebook:
“Today is the worst day of My life.”
“Today, I had to say bye to my father. He was there for me every day of my life, he was the best father I could ask for. It’s horrible that someone gets shot dead just for being a police officer. Everyone says they hate cops but they are the people that they call for help. I will always love you and I will never forget you. RIP Dad.”
Then around 3 am Sunday morning, Officer Charles Kondek with the Tarpon Springs Police Department was shot and killed. The 17 year police veteran responded to a service call when the suspect opened fire on Kondek. Ironically, the 47 year old father of five had also spent 5 years with the New York City Police Department.
These murders were unjustified. These officers had nothing to do with what happened to Brown or Garner, but they were targeted anyway just because they were cops. I want to know where the outrage is. When I see all of the protests for Eric Garner with athletes, celebrities and activists all wearing shirts that say ‘I can’t breathe’ I wonder if anyone thinks of the fact that police officers killed in the line of duty can no longer breathe either. This is best said by the Comically Incorrect cartoon by my colleague and friend A.F. Branco:
Will Al Sharpton travel to New York or Florida and spur protests in support of the slain officers? Will any black activists lead any kind of demonstration for the three law enforcement officers who were brutally gunned down?
To be honest, I doubt it. It would defeat their purpose to do anything to support police officers in any way shape or form. America is on the verge of racial anarchy like it’s never seen and sadly I fear that more innocent police officers will pay the ultimate price just because they work to protect and serve.