A police commissioner asks if officers who are shot will get marches too and protesters demand an apology [Video]
It’s the height of irony that a black Police Commissioner asks if protesters will march for a shot officer as well and then the NAACP jumps all over him for it. Shouldn’t the radicals’ so-called ‘justice’ apply to police officers as well? Or is their sense of fair play only drug out when it serves a political agenda? I applaud Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts for asking the perfect question at the perfect time. He got it exactly right – the officer employed a taser and was shot for his efforts. Cops lives matter too.
Baltimore Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting at this scene on Gwynns Falls Parkway near Mondawmin. (Justin Fenton, Baltimore Sun)
From BizPac Review:
Caring for human life is a one-way street these days, and no one is marching on it for cops.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts set off a firestorm when he said he wondered if those protesting alleged police brutality would show the same concern for the wounded officer who was shot during a traffic stop Sunday, the Baltimore Sun reported.
Baltimore police Officer Andrew Groman was shot by Donte Jones, 19, after using his Taser in an attempt to subdue the suspect.
Police say at the same time Jones was hit with the Taser he pulled out a revolver and shot the officer. A bullet got under Groman’s bullet proof vest wounding him.
“We’ve had marches nationwide over the fact that we have lost lives in police custody. I wonder if we’ll have those same marches as officers are shot, too,” Batts said.
The NAACP’s Baltimore chapter and activist group Baltimore Bloc condemned the commissioner’s remarks.
“Although I certainly understand the pain and frustration expressed by Commissioner Batts, I believe his questioning of the community’s response to the shooting is misplaced and not helpful to the dialogue between the police and the community we’re trying to build,” said Tessa Hill-Aston, president of the NAACP’s Baltimore chapter.
Groman employed a Taser like so many protesters routinely call on police to use instead of their firearm. Wonder how quick the protests would have started if the officer had shot Jones instead.
The NAACP’s justification for objecting to the Commissioner’s response seems to be that cops are paid and armed to take risks and get shot. Therefore, there’s nothing to protest. Huh? The perps they are claiming were unarmed either had weapons, including the gun that shot this officer, were trying to take a weapon off an officer or were charging an officer with murderous intent like a rogue bull. The NAACP is a hypocrite and a stooge for Progressive Marxists. Their motivation is more than suspect and in lieu of being able to call him racist, they instead insinuate to a black Commissioner that the cop had it coming. How enlightened.
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