Wednesday, May 13, 2015

I Would Hate To Be A Police Officer During President Obama's Term

The president of the United States has told us many times that he is reluctant to talk about local situations especially when he doesn't know all the facts.  Hmm, let us look at just a few of those situations and see if that is true:

Well, it seems like the president isn't always reluctant to talk about local controversies but to be fair to this president, there are times when Mr. "justice for all" Obama does not comment or interfere about local incidents.  Here are just a few of those situations:

On July 13, 2014 23 year old Jersey City, NJ police officer Melvin Santiago was shot and killed while sitting in his patrol car. 
President Obama's words about the shooting:

Dec. 20, 2014 two New York city police officers were in their police car, "Officer Rafael Ramos sat in the driver's seat. Officer Wenjian Liu was at his side" when they were shot to death by
Ismaaiyl Brinsley.

President Obama on the murder of the two NYC police officers:   

On May 10, 2015 two Hattiesburg Mississippi police officers, Liquori Tate, 25 and Benjamin Deen, 34, had stopped a vehicle for a routine traffic stop on Saturday night before they were fatally shot in cold blood.

President Obama's comforting words to the officer's families and to the nation:

So, we see president Obama told the truth, he does remain quiet about local incidents...when it is a police officer who has lost his life in the line of duty.  In 2014, FBI statistics show 51 police officers were killed in the line of duty.  May God Bless and ease the pain of the families and friends of all those officers killed while serving their community.  I don't remember many, if any times president Obama came out to talk about those heart breaking shootings. 

I remember how in the aftermath of 9-11, the nation was united in praise and gratefulness of the first responders, the police officers and the fire fighters of this nation.  That sure seems like a long time ago these days, especially as we are in the 7th year of the Obama presidency. 

These has been plenty of criticism of law enforcement officers and calls of federal investigations of entire police forces coming from this administration, most times coming out of a single incident and that is before the facts are known and or whether those facts show the shooting was justified or not [like in Ferguson, Mo].  The facts be damned, this administration seems on a mission to perpetuate the myth that black men are under attack by law enforcement officers. 

The president should be supporting and praising the police officers of this country for putting their safety, and sometimes their lives, on the line in order to protect the citizens and businesses of the communities they serve. 

There are bad apples in every profession and that includes the police departments of this country, and there are mistakes made in every profession, and that includes by police officers, but the president of the United States shouldn't go out of his way to castigate entire police departments and their practices because of a single incident that he deems unjustified.

Police officers, I can imagine, are under tremendous pressure when they encounter bad individuals and in situations that require force to be used.  I am not a police officer but I think they have been under more pressure and the split second decisions they have had to make have been made harder because of the words and actions coming from this president and his administration.

 I would sure hate to be a police officer in President Obama's

R.I.P. Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos - killed in duty Dec. 20, 2014

R.I.P. Officer Melvin Santiago - killed in duty July 13, 2014

R.I.P.  Officers Benjamin Deen and Liquori Tate killed in duty May 10, 2015
Note:  I am not claiming that the president is responsible for these incidents of law enforcement officers being killed in the line of duty as police officers have been shot and lost their lives in every administration.  What I am saying is that the president is helping to fuel some of the distrust between the police and the black community with some of his comments [or lack of comments] and his actions [like his calls for investigations of entire police departments because of a single incident or his turning to Al Sharpton as his go to guy on race].  Instead this president should be trying to unite and heal this nation at times of urban unrest that occur when a black man is shot by a police officer.  But unfortunately, that's not who this president is or will be.

God Bless the men and women of the police departments of this nation for all their daily service for their local communities.

Thank you!

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