If one person if killed by police, you can bet Barack Obama is going to address the nation about it (but only if they’re black, of course). He famously said that if he had a son, he would look like Trayvon Martin… which understandably turned some heads.
But when a number of officers are killed and the inspiration for those killings was the same kind of rhetoric that motivates groups like Black Lives Matter, the man goes silent. Remember the shooting of 11 officers in Dallas for instance, which left five dead in what was the worst day for law enforcement since 9/11. What did Obama have to say about that? Nothing.
And now, six officers have been shot within six days in Georgia, and again, he’s silent.
As CW39 reported:
The past week has not been a kind one to Georgia’s small-town police officers.
Six days. Six officers shot. Two deaths.
The shootings, which happened in three unrelated incidents, highlight a particularly brutal stretch in a year where at least 64 law enforcement officers have died across the United States.
Those shootings, in Georgia and beyond, have placed 2016 well ahead of last year’s 12-month total for police fatalities, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Georgia has had one of the worst years in terms of police fatalities.
The war on cops is real, and the anti-police rhetoric of the President and groups like BLM isn’t helping. It’s usually liberals complaining about rhetoric inspiring violence (when they try to silence those on the right), but it’s only their rhetoric that actually results in death.
During Breast Cancer awareness month, the White House is illuminated pink. When the Supreme Court ruled to legalize gay marriage, the White House was illuminated with rainbow colors.
But when our men and women in uniform are gunned down? The man doesn’t even acknowledge it.
He’s only got another month in office -and good riddance to him.