Here’s an interesting article that illustrates the old Twilight Zone motif: “Be careful what you ask for, you just might get it.” Obama, Holder, Sharpton, and the whole crop of race-baiters blame the police for everything that goes wrong with their failed social policies.
In Ferguson, a 300 lb thug strong-arm robbed a merchant, then tries to kill a police officer who kills the thug in self-defense. But according to the race baiters, it’s the officer’s fault for doing his job and surviving.
In Florida, a thug wannabe violently assaulted an individual with life-threatening viciousness. The attackee defended himself, shooting and killing his violent attacker. Then the baiters conducted a smear campaign of lies and an ambitious state attorney tried a case with no basis in fact – all perpetrating a huge injustice. The attackee was exhonerated in court, and though found not guilty, he was left deep in debt and his life is left in shambles. The thug wannabe attacker continues to be treated as a hero victim by the baiters.
In fact, analysis has been done that shows the police kill more whites than blacks, but of course the latter draw all the outrage. In fact, Peter Moskos’ research shows that, adjusted for all pertinent considerations, whites are killed by police 1.3 times more than blacks. You won’t see that in a White House press release. Police and Christians are the two primary targets of the left, so inconvenient truths are ignored.
So, what would you do if you were a police officer in Obamerica, constantly second-guessed and persecuted and family threatened even if you do the right thing? The answer in practice is becoming known as de-policing. Coli Flaherty provides specific examples of the phenomenon. The trend is nation-wide in Obamerica. We’re seeing coincident increased murder rates in Obamerica. The violent predators don’t fear the police acting against them. Imagine that.
Note that these murder increases are happening only in Democrat-controlled, gun-controlled Obamerica, not the rest of the country. Draw your own conclusions about the results of decades of Democrat-ruled failed social programs. They just don’t get it.
Like I said, be careful what you ask for, you just might get it.