The race baiters, the ones AP calls "civil rights leaders," fear a backlash after Officer Rafael Ramos, 40, and Officer Wenjian Liu, 32, were assassinated by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, user of hashtags like #ShootThePolice, #RIPMikeBrown and #RIPErivGardner (Eric Garner).
From the Associated Press:
Civil rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the bloodshed could derail the protest movement that has grown out of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.They fear a backlash.
In the raw hours following the killing of the officers, police union officials and politicians accused those who have protested the deaths of Garner and Brown of fanning anti-police fervor. Patrick Lynch, president of the Patrolman's Benevolent Association in New York, said there was "blood on the hands" of demonstrators and elected officials who have criticized police tactics.
The Garner and Brown families issued statements repudiating the officers' killings, while civil rights leaders took to the airwaves to try to put some distance between the movement and the crime.
Oh, boo hoo!
Now they want to distance themselves from their participation in the barrage of anti-police rhetoric and protests.
Sorry. They own this.
One week before Brinsley executed two NYPD officers, Al Sharpton's "Million Marchers" protest against police violence included this chant:
WHAT DO WE WANT?
What do you want?
You got what you wanted.
But the AP frets about the backlash.
"To link the criminal insanity of a lone gunman to the peaceful protests and aspirations of many people across the country, including the attorney general, the mayor and even the president, is simply not fair," NAACP President Cornell William Brooks said on CBS's "Face the Nation.""Criminal insanity of a lone gunman" should not be linked to PEACEFUL protests.
Brooks said the shootings were "certainly not a step forward" for the movement.
The problem is some of the protests are in no way peaceful and they push an entirely false narrative.
Brooks is whining that people linking his protests to the killings is "simply not fair."
What's not fair is that he and people like him have used LIES to demonize the police.
Sorry, but the alleged "civil rights leaders" own this.
...In the wake of the ambush, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani lashed out at New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder. Speaking on Fox News, Giuliani said: "We've had four months of propaganda starting with the president that everybody should hate the police."Oh, no! Be afraid!
"They have created an atmosphere of severe, strong, anti-police hatred in certain communities, and for that, they should be ashamed of themselves," he said.
In a tweet, former New York Gov. George Pataki called the killings the "predictable outcome of divisive, anti-cop rhetoric of Attorney General Eric Holder and Bill De Blasio."
The accusations stoked fears that any gains made in the protest movement would be lost.
The perfectly reasonable remarks by Giuliani and Pataki stoked "fears that any gains made in the protest movement would be lost."
Good grief. I'm praying that the utter insanity of these anti-police protests will stop. I'm hoping that maybe now Obama will quit stoking rage against the police.
I highly doubt Obama will examine his conscience and behave responsibly. I'm certain Sharpton won't.
Bottom line: Sharpton isn't committed to nonviolence. He thrives on anger. He creates it. He lives on lies.