WASHINGTON, December 7, 2014 — America has been handed a steaming pile of verbiage from liberal and mainstream apologists for Michael Brown since August 9. It is time that the nation understand just what truth is regarding police protection in many urban areas. It is not based upon some fictional view that thugs and robbers are only large misunderstood “gentle giants” who only need a hug to make it all better. These protesters and urban supporters should get a reality check and maybe be treated to tough love. So the next time you need help call a crackhead instead.
Liberals would scream bloody murder if a crackhead showed up at their door when they needed a cop. But that is the nonsense that race baiting creates. On August 9 in Ferguson, Mo., when police officer Darren Wilson was confronted with a charging young man who had attempted to take his gun, the race-baiting hate assault began in full force.
It is nonsensical to claim that a person who just robbed a store, bullied the manager/owner and tried to take a police officer’s gun away is gentle and nonviolent. According to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports, there were 1.2 million violent crimes committed in 2011. That’s a lot of violence, and most of it was committed by the street robbers, law breakers and stick-up artists who unfortunately populate many urban areas of American cities — not by the police.
There are 900,000 sworn law enforcement officers now serving in the United States; one of them is killed in the line of duty every two days. Every day, police have to make professional decisions about the Michael Brown types who are not ”gentle giants.” The truth that the protesters in Ferguson and other cities where “Hands Up” protests have been launched should remember is that lawbreakers are not saints and should not be held up as such.
What would you do if a six-foot-four, 250 pound man came up to your door, smacked you around, took your property and walked off while you stood defenseless? Would you say to the robber, “It’s alright, take it, and watch out for the police. They’re brutal.” Of course not. You’d call the cops. And the odds that they’d hurt the robber are tiny.
What about those police, who answer tens of thousands of distress calls all over the nation, often in neighborhoods like Ferguson, and who simply want to protect civilians and arrest the bad guys? Once every 58 hours, one is shot to death. Every year, 58,000 are assaulted, and over 15,000 are injured.
According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, there were 100 law enforcement officers killed in 2013. One hundred families lost a father, mother, sister, brother or loved one. How many people marched to protest their deaths?
Take for example the tragic gunning down of Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer Perry Renn on July 5. He was shot to death by an assailant carrying an AK-47. During the funeral procession a man walking down the street as the procession passed was heard to laughing say, “AK-47, he didn’t miss. He didn’t miss,” according to Indianapolis Public Safety Director Troy Riggs, as reported in USA Today.
Even worse was the reaction by the community to the alleged police assailant, 25-year-old Major Davis Jr. An online campaign to support this apparent menace to society called “Major Movement” was created. Its purpose was to condemn the police department where the dead officer worked.
In the final analysis, perhaps these anti-cop protesters who want the police out of their drug-addled, violence-prone neighborhoods should get what they wish for. So you hate cops? The next time you need help, call a crackhead!