Two days ago, two NYPD cops were brutally murdered ambush-style by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who according to Fox News had wanted revenge for the deaths of Mike Brown and Eric Garner. Unfortunately, the violence did not stop there.
According to the Tampa Tribune, a suspect attempting to avoid arrest early Sunday morning shot and killed Tarpon Springs police officer Charles “Charlie” Kondek. Charles was 45 years old and left behind a wife and six kids.
According to Breitbart, a random assailant entered the 28th Precinct station house in Manhattan late Sunday afternoon “and attacked officers without provocation.” One officer suffered a broken arm in the attack.
According to the New York Post, on Sunday evening, a Bronx teen “twice pointed his gun at cops and pulled the trigger – only to realize that he’d just emptied the weapon shooting out apartment windows.” Had his gun not been emptied, more cops would be dead right now.
According to the Washington Times, an off-duty St. Louis police officer was shot multiple times Saturday by an unknown assailant. He remains in critical but stable condition.
Call me crazy, but that seems like a whole lot of attacks for such a short period of time. And oh, according to CBS SF Bay Area, vandals in Oakland “defaced a freeway sign paying tribute to four officers who were killed on the deadliest day in department history.”
Furthermore, according to the Baltimore Sun, the “FBI issued a memo [Friday] that the Black Guerrilla Family gang was targeting ‘white cops’ in Maryland.”
Would it be fair for me to suggest that race-baiting liberals have created an atmosphere conducive to not only hating the police, but also killing them? Arizona’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio certainly agrees with this sentiment:
The sheriff said that he believes the heightened rhetoric coming from politicians and community leaders about police brutality “at least indirectly” caused the death of Officers Liu and Ramos on Saturday.
. . . Arpaio contends that there is no one more incendiary than Al Sharpton when it comes to race baiting. “We better tell him to chill out, knock it off, stop going to the White House sitting next to the president and talking about race,” he said. According to Arpaio there is a war against cops and he strongly believes our leaders and the media should be siding with the cops.
Police brutality is certainly a fair issue to discuss. BUT when you turn everyday criminals into heroes and martyrs, all to score political points, you run the risk of creating this exact sort of atmosphere . . .