Donald Trump has said time and time again that he didn’t his supporters storming the US Capitol on January 6th was all that big a deal. In fact, he’s been quoted as saying, they were there to hug the police officers (140 officers were injured in the melee and 4 have died since that day.
On Tuesday, four Capitol police officers talked about their experiences on January 6th. In their never-ending effort to protect Donald Trump, Conservatives have begun to bash the heroic officers that served that day.
It is not a monolith, but generally police officers support the Republican party. So what happens when supporters of the party savagely attack cops? The answer, so far, has been a whole lot of nothing.
Doc Rivers delivered an impassioned plea for an end to police killings of African Americans following the shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin on Sunday.
The Los Angeles Clipper’s coach spoke as Black man about racism in the United States and made the case for urgent change after Blake was shot seven times in the back.
For the second time in a year, law enforcement officials held their violent aggression and hostility normally reserved for peaceful African Americans in check when a mass of armed white men began clubbing, stabbing, and shooting each other in Waco Texas.
However, as Americans have witnessed more and more, when police kill citizens, especially unarmed African American citizens, no one is held accountable and failure to praise the killings is an outrage.
"Recent events in Ferguson, Missouri and around the country have highlighted the importance of strong, collaborative relationships between local police and the communities they protect."
The Texas cases are telling in that there are two dead police officers as a result of not identifying themselves as law enforcement while breaking into private residences in the early morning hours. It is also revealing that a grand jury found that a white man who shot and killed what he thought was an armed intruder acted in self-defense, while a Black man in identical circumstances is charged by a prosecutor with capital murder and faces the death penalty.
It is not the responsibility of law enforcement to interpret or make the laws of the land, or to mete out punishment for law breakers; that responsibility lies with lawmakers and the courts.
The House's SNAP vote was cold, callous, and calculated by a Republican Party that hopes to ruin Barack Obama's presidency by any means necessary.