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#No Lives Matter: The senseless murder of Baton Rouge police

Written By | Jul 18, 2016

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2016 — America’s streets have again turned into a killing field for law enforcement. This time it was in Baton Rouge, La. Three police officers were ambushed, targets of the racist-fueled rage of Gavin Long, a black man and former Marine, according to local Baton Rouge police authorities.

The police officers killed were Montrell Jackson, a 32-year-old sheriff’s deputy, Brad Garafola, 45, and Matthew Gerald, 41. Jackson was black, the other two, white. Three other officers were wounded.

Is the nation so sick to its core so that killing police in cold blood is an accepted means of protest?

The police threat to black America

Black Lives Matter has become the anthem and rallying cry for hundreds of rallies across the nation. But with the killing of officers who rushed in to protect and serve in Dallas and in Baton Rouge, it seems that no lives matter.

Jackson’s sister Joycelyn told the Washington Post, “God gives nobody the right to kill and take another person’s life.”

“It’s coming to the point where no lives matter,” she said, “whether you’re black or white or Hispanic or whatever.”

Micah Xavier Johnson, 25, who murdered five police officers, and Long, who shot down the three in Baton Rouge, were former military personnel. Both have been tied to radical organizations. Johnson was reported to be an avid follower of the New Black Panther movement

Long, who travelled from Kansas, Missouri to Baton Rouge carried a Washitaw Nation membership card. The Washitaw Nation is a black nationalist movement that was once targeted by the FBI.

On Sunday, President Obama said that authorities are unsure of the killer’s motive for ambushing and killing the police officers.

The president would not accept the obvious motive of a gunman, dressed all in black to kill police. To understand his motives would mean addressing the hate that is inherent in groups like #BLM and the new Black Panthers.

His intent was painfully obvious: He wanted to murdered police.

Black racism is real. Calling out Black Lives Matter and the new Black Panthers for as the race baiting organizations they are would go a long way to stopping murderous attacks on law enforcement officers.

We are tired of burying the victims of violence, including those who protect and serve; we are tired of the divisive language used by our President, liberal leaders and BLM apologists who propagate the lie that blacks are targeted by white police officers, and that black-on-black violence “isn’t a thing.”

The ultimate nihilism of #NoLivesMatter is what is wrong with race-based, incendiary movements like BLM.

Black lives matter? Black lives are better

Words matter, and when words are used over and over again to incite hate, distrust and murderous designs, it is time to choke them back and turn our backs on those who utter them. The wives, fathers, mothers and children of the fallen heroes of the thin blue line in Dallas, Baton Rouge, and other cities and towns deserve at least that decency.

#NoLivesMatter is becoming our new reality.

On Sunday, Gov. John Bel Edwards of Louisiana stressed, “The violence, the hatred just has to stop.” Most Americans would roundly agree. But peace begins with the acceptance of responsibility, something the Black Lives Matter leadership seemed to experience in the backlash after the murder of the Dallas officers.

According to CBS News, Black Lives Matter wanted as much distance as possible between the murderous Johnson and them.

In a statement they said:

“Black activists have raised the call for an end to violence, not an escalation of it. Yesterday’s attack was the result of the actions of a lone gunman. To assign the actions of one person to an entire movement is dangerous and irresponsible. We continue our efforts to bring about a better world for all of us.”

Yet BLM leadership and its followers have done just that with the nearly one million law enforcement officers around the nation, assigning “the actions of one person to an entire” organization.

The mainstream media and others who fuel attacks on law enforcement should remember that BLM standard: “To assign the actions of one person to an entire movement is dangerous and irresponsible.”

Because they have forgotten that, innocent officers have died. We must all remember, or #NoLivesMatter will become a tragic reality for all Americans.

Kevin Fobbs

Kevin Fobbs began writing professionally in 1975. He has been published in the "New York Times," and has written for the "Detroit News," "Michigan Chronicle," “GOPUSA,” "Soul Source" and "Writers Digest" magazines as well as the Ann Arbor and Cleveland "Examiner," "Free Patriot," "Conservatives4 Palin" and "Positively Republican." The former daily host of The Kevin Fobbs Show on conservative News Talk WDTK - 1400 AM in Detroit, he is also a published author. His Christian children’s book, “Is There a Lion in My Kitchen,” hit bookstores in 2014. He writes for Communities Digital News, and his weekly show "Standing at Freedom’s Gate" on Community Digital News Hour tackles the latest national and international issues of freedom, faith and protecting the homeland and heartland of America as well as solutions that are needed. Fobbs also writes for Clash Daily, Renew America and BuzzPo. He covers Second Amendment, Illegal Immigration, Pro-Life, patriotism, terrorism and other domestic and foreign affairs issues. As the former 12-year Community Concerns columnist with The Detroit News, he covered community, family relations, domestic abuse, education, business, government relations, and community and business dispute resolution. Fobbs obtained a political science and journalism degree from Eastern Michigan University in 1978 and attended Wayne State University Law School. He spearheaded and managed state and national campaigns as well as several of President George W. Bush's White House initiatives in areas including Education, Social Security, Welfare Reform, and Faith-Based Initiatives.