Vilifying Then Praising When Politically Expedient: The Professional Race-Baiters When Police Officers Are Killed *Open Thread*

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Michael Goodwin had an outstanding article in the New York Post (h/t Facebook friend) about the responses of Obama, de Blasio, and Sharpton now that Officer Brian Moore has died as a result of being shot in the face by a criminal.

Many of us have expressed shock and outrage at the manner by which President Obama, NYC Mayor de Blasio, and Professional Race-Baiter, liar, tax cheat, and agitator, Al Sharpton have demonized the police, but Goodwin sums it up well in his NY Post piece:

If you are grateful for small things, it is a good sign that even constant critics of the police are denouncing the murder of NYPD cop Brian Moore. No less than President Obama, Mayor de Blasio and Al Sharpton have expressed outrage and offered condolences.

[…]

Unfortunately, however, the progressive ringleaders could also have a less noble motive for joining the common-sense chorus. Maybe they concluded that dead cops are bad for business.

In their day jobs, all three routinely make excuses for those who break the law and blast cops first and get the facts later. Each offered encouragement to the law-breaking rabble known as Occupy Wall Street and expressed varying degrees of support for anti-police protesters in New York, Baltimore and Ferguson, Mo., even as they criticized arsonists and looters.

The effort to separate good protesters from bad rioters is doomed to fail because too many people in both groups are motivated by hatred for cops. Fanning that flame while expecting to control the damage is mission impossible, even for Sharpton and the skilled community organizers in the White House and City Hall.

[…]

Obama, even as Baltimore still smoldered over the Freddie Gray case, sneered that incidents involving dead black men and cops were “not new, ” then, after Moore died, switched gears to say cops have “a tough job.” The American Civil Liberties Union tweeted after charges were filed against six Baltimore cops that the “Black Spring has begun,” an awkward phrase given that three of the charged cops are black.

“Sneer” is such a great word to describe what Obama did when he made this assholic comment. As a number of pundits have pointed out as Deroy Murdock did just last night on “Hannity”, the number of black men killed by cops compared to the number killed by other black men is extremely low, 26% of “death by cop.”. White people are killed by cops, too, just in case you were wondering. I know that is never mentioned, but it is, in fact, true. Oh, and by a good bit, too, as the video highlights69% of people killed by police officers are White. (Hannity also compares Freddie Gray to Officer Brian Moore – it is a stunning side-by-side comparison of the two men. Let’s put it this way – the only similarity between them is that they were both 25 year old men.).

Back to Goodwin’s good piece and his indictment of these professional Race-baiters and Cop-Disparagers:

[…] The blurred lines are creating the odd situation where the same people who spark a national war on police call a timeout for grief when an actual cop is murdered. Suddenly, everyone, including the instigators, are full of praise for the dead hero.

Their words would be more meaningful if they showed support on a regular basis for the dangerous work cops do, not just when they get killed.

The progressives condemn stop-and-frisk and virtually eliminate it, then profess to be shocked when young thugs carry and use illegal guns. Trying to avoid blame, the progressives demand another round of social programs to keep troublemakers out of trouble.

[…]

Instead, the same crowd now comes to praise Moore only because his family is burying him.

Brian Moore was only 25. There can be no justice for him, and the only peace he will know is the peace of the grave. In death, he is called a hero by some of the same people who, while he was alive, saw him only as a villain. […] (Click here to read the rest.)

Such a sad event, and of course, Officer Moore isn’t the only one who has died in the line of duty as a result of this cop-bashing from those at the top, as we know (and which Goodwin also highlights in his post). My family goes out to Moore’s family, and to the families of all of the police officers who are injured or killed due to this ginned up rhetoric by those who should know better.

What these professional race-baiters and agitators always seem to forget is that the people who choose to put on the uniform every day to police and protect their communities are PEOPLE. They are people first, and they do a very difficult, dangerous, often thankless, job, and now have the freaking President of the United States targeting them on top of everything else. IJ Review had a fantastic video of a Baltimore police officer talking to a group of people recently, and what she said to them really seemed to hit home:

Sgt. Glanville’s talk was powerful as you saw all these people standing there, young and old, listening to every word she said. By the end, they were nodding in agreement with her. (You can read her comments at HuffPo HERE.)

Before I sign off, I do want to mention Baltimore, and specifically the claim about the arrest by the State’s Attorney, Marilyn Mosby. She claimed the arrest was not legal. Turns out – and I am sure this will shock you – wrong, as BizPacReview makes clear. The knife Freddie Gray had was ILLEGAL. Shocking, I know.

That goes along with all the other poor decisions and comments Mosby has made about police officers as highlighted by none other than famed Civil Rights attorney, and Harvard Law Professor (Emeritus), Alan Dershwoitz (h/t BizPacReview for the video):

“Doing justice” SHOULD be the primary, and SOLE, focus regarding these kinds of events, not quelling riots, not soothing hurt feelings, none of that. Justice is supposed to be blind, and that goes for ALL Americans, or it should.

That’s what I think, anyway. How about you?

This is an Open Thread.

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40 Responses to “Vilifying Then Praising When Politically Expedient: The Professional Race-Baiters When Police Officers Are Killed *Open Thread*”

  1. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    The Good Milwaukee County Sheriff, David Clarke, had this to say on why Officer Moore being shot in the face didn’t garner more coverage: http://www.ijreview.com/2015/05/313234-sheriff-clarke-puts-finger-nypd-cop-shot-face-wasnt-bigger-news/

  2. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Well, the new DOJ is looking a whole lot like the old DOJ as I am watching Mayor Rawlings-Blake discuss a new partnership with the DOJ to “Reform” Police.

    Do I need to mention again how Obama cut funding for a very successful program in Baltimore with the Police and the community? Yeah – more hypocritical double-speak, and now the DOJ will be INVESTIGATING Baltimore. WOW. So glad we got Lynch to replace Holder – those Republicans who voted for her are responsible for this crap.

    Here’s the link abt Obama: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/may/4/obama-justice-department-rejected-baltimore-police/

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      Are any of us surprised that Lynch is nothing more than a female Eric Holder? I know I’m not. I am so sick and tired of our Department of Justice being political. Justice is not supposed to have an ideology – ours now does. And just for the record, I won’t like it any better if and when the GOP is in charge and they do the same thing.

      Justice and the law should have NO party. Otherwise is isn’t justice its just a bunch of ideologues punishing those that disagree with them.

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        No, I don’t think so, but it highlights to me how wrong-headed I think Jeb Bush’s claim was that a President should have whatever AG they want. No, the AG should be what the country and Justice needs, someone who will uphold the law, who will advise and counsel the President how to act WITHIN the law, not how to bend it or justify BREAKING it. That is a big, big difference. And when the Senate questions a potential candidate who says flat out she is okay with extra-Constitutional actions on the part of the President, she is not worthy of the AG post.

        What Holder, and now Lynch who, while she may be more moderate than Holder still seems to follow in his footsteps, are doing to Justice in this country is a discouraging day for this country.

    • mcnorman Says:

      What? You didn’t know Lynch is a clone? Bwhahahahahhaa

      jk

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        Hey, they are trying to claim Lynch is different because she actually met with the Police Department in Baltimore. WOW! You don’t say! Well,s he also met with Gray’s family, too, thus elevating a criminal with a long rap sheet who was high on heroin and pot whose cause of death is still in question since NO information has been released, to that of the POLICE. So, yeah, she is really, really different for being the head of the DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE and meting with the people charged with keeping the peace. Really going out on a limb there, huh? Sheesh.

        Here’s the article: http://news.yahoo.com/lynchs-handling-police-baltimore-contrast-holder-221404554.html

        • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

          This sounded far more calloused than I intended. Of course the Gray family is grieving, and rightfully so, but what does it serve anyone for the AG of the USA to visit the family when guilt or innocence has yet to be established? Does she intend to go visit all the rest of Americans killed by police regardless of what they were doing or what color they are? Is she going to visit the families of cops who are killed because they are cops?

          The whole problem with Lynch visiting the Grays is that it promotes a POLITICAL narrative, and she is supposed to be ABOVE politics. Oh, well – Obama has pretty much put an end to any just DOJ…

          • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

            Though I am now seeing that Lynch did praise the Baltimore Police, so there is that. Gotta give credit where it is due…

      • foxyladi14 Says:

        😀

  3. kenoshamarge Says:

    The media’s struggle to understand free speech

    Sunday, a couple of wanna-be jihadists‘ attempt to silence free speech at a “draw Mohammad” event were foiled. The Garland tragedy provided many causes for concern. But for the authors of this Washington Post article… well, they’re most put off by the rudeness of Pamela Geller and event organizers who (gasp!)… haven’t apologized?

    Now, one would think members of the media, particularly media employed by a legacy establishment such as the Washington Post, would applaud those who stand firm against the enemies of free speech. Alas…

    http://legalinsurrection.com/2015/05/the-medias-struggle-to-understand-free-speech/

    It appears to me that the left took a swing at understanding free speech, and missed.

    Sometimes my own outrage battles mightily with my belief in the First Amendment. Then I remember that vile as I found the Westboro Baptist Church I believed they had a right to spew their garbage. Just as I have a right to say they were cretinous scum that abused the privilege granted them by the country’s founders. I hate what they say and believe they must be allowed to say it. If they can be silenced then so too can you and I.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      I thought this was a great article, and heard the entire interview between Camerota and Geller. WOW. That was intense, but even more is the short-sightedness of the media to not realize if they do not support the First Amendment, they can no longer keep their sources anonymous, they have no right to write what they want, and on it goes down a very dangerous, and slippery, slope.

      And I totally hear you abt groups like Westboro – I hate what they have to say, but they DO have a right to say it. Great point, Marge! Thanks so much for putting up this LI piece!

  4. mcnorman Says:

    I’ll be unPC and call this black privilege.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3070223/Masonic-Fraternal-Police-Department-officers-arrested-LA-fake-badges-uniforms-PATROL-CARS-seized.html

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Holy. CRAP. You have GOT to be kidding me with this! I guess they are lucky they are in CA or else they’d have the book thrown at them. Ahem…

      • mcnorman Says:

        It is CA afterall. What a mess! Can you imagine all of the illegal stuff one could do with what they confiscated?

        • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

          Exactly – wow. And that they came from the Attorney General’s office speaks VOLUMES…

  5. HELENK3 Says:

  6. HELENK3 Says:

    http://victorhanson.com/wordpress/?p=8390#more-8390

    Baltimore and Black Dignity

    makes a lot of sense

  7. kenoshamarge Says:

    The 3 men mentioned in Goodwin’s article, Obama, De Blasio and Sharpton are 3 of the biggest phonies on the planet. Good men like Brian Moore don’t’ need their support AFTER they are dead. They incite the violence against the offices and back down in fear of a backlash by decent Americans.

    I don’t think they need to fear a backlash. Americans seem to have given up on their country for the most part, except for me and thee, and are content to believe whatever bullshit the media tosses at them. I fear for my country.

  8. HELENK3 Says:

    http://www.dcclothesline.com/2015/05/06/judge-who-freed-garland-terrorist-has-close-ties-to-la-raza-and-obama-2/

    judge who freed Garland terrorist has close ties to la raza and backtrack

  9. HELENK3 Says:

    http://fulltrain.net/woman-shares-a-striking-photo-she-took-in-baltimore-the-reaction-is-not-what-she-expected-at-all/

    differing opinions

  10. HELENK3 Says:

    http://conservativetribune.com/17-videos-martial-law/

    what is this jade helm thing?
    maybe if backtrack was a president the could be trusted to do what is best for the country , it would not be so worrisome. But he is not and this thing is

  11. HELENK3 Says:

    http://www.youngcons.com/liberals-accusing-baltimore-police-of-wanting-war-because-of-writing-this-phrase-on-their-palms/

    foaming at the mouth by liberals in Baltimore starts in 1–2—3

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Good grief – because Cops are the ENEMY now, apparently. Greg Gutfeld made a GREAT point on The Five today. He asked why when a Muslim does something bad, they are just one bad apple. He gave another example I don’t recall, but then said when it comes to the police, they are ALL bad because of one person’s actions. It is SO true – that is exactly how these people act. UGH.

  12. HELENK3 Says:

    http://redstatements.co/hillarys-next-scandal-to-break-soon-passenger-lists-of-her-flights-ordered-released-by-judge/

    and the hits keep on coming

  13. HELENK3 Says:

    http://shoebat.com/2015/05/06/china-declares-war-on-islam-prayer-in-mosques-is-outlawed-and-all-muslim-shopkeepers-must-sell-alcohol-or-face-prosecution/

    how China handles islam

  14. HELENK3 Says:

    http://freebeacon.com/issues/stimulus-program-leads-to-potential-billion-dollar-fraud/

    come on down and get the free money

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Oh, good grief. It really doesn’t stop with this Administration, does it?! Sheesh…

  15. kenoshamarge Says:

    This is what I consider a “decent” piece of reporting. And in USA Today of all places!

    It states the facts and also a glimpse into what could happen because of actions taken, perhaps with the best of intentions, at this point in time.

    It also plainly and clearly points out that Mosby’s job was NOT to quell the violence. That was the Mayor’s job and a lousy job she did of it .

    Odds against Mosby in risky police charges

    The pushback against the “rush to judgment” concern is that, by acting swiftly, Mosby stopped the rioting in Baltimore. It’s a fair point, but ultimately prosecutorial decision-making cannot be dictated by the demands of maintaining civil order, which is the responsibility of other elected officials, such as mayors and governors. A prosecutor’s job is to bring criminal charges warranted by the facts and law after a complete investigation. And, as demonstrated by the Rodney King case, it’s not enough to simply bring charges. You’ve got to win the case at trial, or a lot worse things could happen.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2015/05/06/baltimore-police-judgement-defense-mosby-column/70897394/

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Wow, that was in USA Today?? Good that they are actually looking at this “rush to judgment” from Mosby. She made it abundantly clear with her, “I hear your voices” that she was not an impartial jurist in any way, shape, or form. Great that the riots stopped, but she shredded the judicial process by so doing.

      AWESOME cartoon!!

      • kenoshamarge Says:

        I was impressed that they pointed out that her “good intentions” were no excuse for her not doing her job. Which more or less pointed out that the Mayor wasn’t doing hers.

        Perhaps Madam Mayor was too busy schmoozing with Al Sharpton. Which tells me all I need to know about her.

        • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

          Indeed – don’t they say, “the road to hell is paved with good intentions”? No matter how good they were, she is not the State’s Social Worker, but the State’s Attorney, which means she has to follow the law (more on this in my upcoming post).

          Yeah – Rawlings-Blake clearly wanted the publicity and connections with Sharpton, which does say EVERYTHING abt her…

  16. HELENK3 Says:

    http://twitchy.com/2015/05/07/even-more-issues-for-marilyn-mosby-as-details-emerge-of-top-investigators-checkered-past/

    nah there are no agendas in the Baltimore police prosecution.
    i am 21 years old and look like Linda Darnell

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      The more details that are emerging the worse Mosby looks. Maybe if she had acted more like a prosecutor and less like an activist she would have been better off.

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      Back when I was a Democrat I didn’t appreciate Ronald Reagan at all. Now, in hindsight and with actual “facts” in hand I realize how much wisdom he had to impart. Its a revelation for me.

      Among the many wise and witty things he said, no teleprompter needed, this one is appropriate and is one of my favorites:

      “It isn’t so much that liberals are ignorant. It’s just that they know so many things that aren’t so.”

  17. HELENK3 Says:

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