Saturday, December 13, 2014

Painted Gun and Police Hero . . . more misreporting

Police arrested a man in Cincinnati who had a gun that he painted red to fool the police into thinking it is a toy. This got me to thinking. Such a gun would not be useful during a robbery, because the intended victim would think it was a toy. The only use for such a gun is to cause a police officer to hesitate during a confrontation so that the suspect could kill a police officer.

Meanwhile, a shooting near a school was misreported by the AP. Although the shooting victims were teens that either attended an alternative school (for trouble-makers) or were part of a work program sponsored by the school, and although the shooting took place outside of the school, the AP reported the incident as a school shooting. The school was described as a school for ‘at risk’ children. It should have been described as a school for children that placed teachers ‘at risk’. As usual, the media would not include the race of the shooter (a 19-22 year old black man). However, we must admit that if a white officer shot this thug the media would have made certain that race is an issue.

Protestors against police officers that were exonerated by Grand Juries continues. The media and protestors continue to push the idea that white police officers make black communities unsafe. They ignore the facts. Black males make black communities unsafe. Although black thugs also commit crimes in white neighborhoods, they primarily prey upon other blacks. The huge number of black women that are raped by black men is not important to the protestors or the media.

Protestors are not demanding that parents should raise their children to respect the law, respect teachers and they are not demanding that parents take responsibility for the education of their children. Protestors are not demanding that every looter and arsonist be prosecuted. Instead, the media and protestors embrace the idea that black rioters only want justice and fairness . . .  and that is why rioters are burning and looting businesses that did not have a damn thing to do with the police shootings. In fact, some of the businesses that were looted and burned were owned by Black citizens.

When the next police officer is killed in the line of duty we will suspect that the officer may have hesitated because of the media reports.

Protestors in New York should be asked by the media about their thoughts concerning Police Officer Dennis Guerra.
He died when he entered a high-rise building that is home to hundreds of Black-Americans in response to a fire.
 Below is a photo of the proud suspect.
The suspect responsible for the death of a police officer smiles as he is escorted by two NYPD detectives. The media did not include his race as part of their stories. They only described him as a youth who did not understand the danger of starting fires.

Of course we could ask protestors about the 58-New York police officers that died as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks or about the 322 New York Officers killed by gunfire. How about a racial analysis of those suspects?

Liberals complain that any examination of crimes by race is unwarranted and racist. However, if your neighborhood was targeted by a rapist, would you not want to know about the description of the suspect? Police officers should be apprised of the typical shooter, armed robber and the typical person that assaults police officers. A break-down by race is important.

Citizens should know the race of every suspect reported in the news. We have a right to know. This is a legitimate concern that should be included in our debate about race relations in this country.

My prayer is that all police officers will continue to suppress crime and that they never hesitate to kill a perceived threat against their life or the life of others. My other prayer is that the media and general public respect and thank police officers that are doing an extremely difficult job at the risk of their lives.


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