After the shootings in Baton Rouge, President Obama responded with a weak call for unity that will do nothing to address the targeting of cops all over the nation. From The Hill:
“We have our divisions and they are not new,” he said Sunday afternoon from the White House. It is so important that everyone, regardless of race or political party or profession, regardless of what organizations you are a part of, everyone, right now, focus on words and actions that can unite this country rather than divide it further,” he said.
Meanwhile, police officers across the nation are at their wits end. Cleveland Police Detective Steve Loomis expressed his outrage on Fox News Insider:
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President Obama’s divisive rhetoric is to partly to blame for the shooting in Baton Rouge that left at least three law enforcement officers dead and three others injured, according to Cleveland Police Detective Steve Loomis.
He explained that Obama has repeatedly validated the anti-police narrative that has been put forth by Black Lives Matter activists and much of the mainstream media.
“Now, we see an escalation. This has got to end,” Loomis said. “We need some leadership in this country to come forward and put an end to this.”
“The president of the United States has blood on his hands and it will not be able to become washed off.”
Loomis slammed the “reprehensible” way Obama and other leaders speak about law enforcement, particularly in the wake of the Dallas shooting that left five officers dead.
“How the hell did we ever become the bad guys in this country?” Loomis said. “It’s the irresponsible reporting of the media and it’s the irresponsible statements of people that are credible, like the president of the United States, like celebrities.”
How indeed. President Obama’s call for unity while indirectly supporting the Black Lives Matter movement are appalling. The President used the situation in Dallas to push his political agenda and at the memorial service no less with loved ones just five feet away. President Obama’s choice to soft-pedaling the killing of cops in favor of the narrative of an unfair justice system and racist cops have increased the racial divide, increased hate and put all police officer’s lives in greater danger.
Many in politics, Hollywood and the media have picked up this false narrative to divert blame from the individuals murdering police officers despite evidence to the contrary. However, President Obama and other black leaders have the ability to take the lead, encourage meaningful discussion and save the lives of innocent civilians and cops alike. Either they don’t know how, or they choose not to.