Sacramento police struggled to get cooperation from bystanders who taunted them last Wednesday, June 19, while cordoning off the scene of a shootout that led to the death of an officer. Violence, disrespect, and distrust toward law enforcement officers, whether state and local police or Border Patrol, has worsened in the last ten years.
Police-community relations have suffered ever since former President Obama and his administration welcomed the cop-hating Black Lives Matter to the White House, and justified the riots and violence against police officers in various cities. As of Monday, June 24, 2019, twenty-five police officers have been shot and killed in the line of duty since January 1, 2019.
Officer Tara O’Sullivan of the Sacramento PD was shot and killed while responding to a domestic violence call. One day later, Corporal Jose Espericueta of the Mission TX PD was shot and killed as he and other officers attempted to apprehend a subject who had threatened family members. Two days later, Police Officer Michael Langsdorf of the North County Police Dept. in Missouri was shot and killed after responding to a call involving a man attempting to cash a fraudulent check.
Anti-police sentiments flared up in Memphis, TN, last night on Wednesday, June 12, after U.S. Marshals fatally shot a local man. A mob, assuming the police had "murdered" the "defenseless" man, reacted violently against police officers in a manner that has become all too common.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said its agents were called to the scene of a shooting involving a federal, regional anti-crime task force. The Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force, led by U.S. Marshalls, went to a house to look for a suspect with felony warrants and saw a man attempt to flee in a vehicle. The man rammed police vehicles several times before exiting with a weapon, and it was then that law enforcement opened fire, killing him at the scene.
A crowd, fueled by rumors, gathered and threw rocks and bricks injuring 25 officers. Several blocks near the scene were cordoned off, and officers had to use tear gas and to disperse the crowd. Only three people were arrested.
“Fiesta San Antonio” which began as a single event to honor the memory of the battles of the Alamo and San Jacinto, is now being criticized by some students at UTSA that say the city's party has racist roots. It is the latest effort by local liberals and leftists in San Antonio to revise Texas history.
The students Luke Valdes, president of the Mexican American Studies Student Organization (MASSO) says "After Texas independence, many people were celebrating it as a celebration of white supremacy, dominance, colonization of Mexico of Tejas. As far as slavery, imperialism, fascism, manifest destiny, white supremacy, colonization.”
Mexico City native Dennise Frausto says the ten-day festival is a slap in the face because it uses Mexican culture to celebrate the defeat of Mexico. She also says she never participate in the celebration.
Liberal and leftist professors and scholars preach that Texas is the result of American racist expansion that victimized “3rd world natives and people of color”. These UTSA students agree, and like China’s young Red Guard in the 1960s, they want to “expose the truth.” Of course, the local liberal media gave them a public forum.
In the latest example of the war on Texas heritage and history, the Houston Chronicle ran an opinion piece by Chris Tomlinson on Wednesday, April 10, criticizing Texas’ cowboys and the Alamo. According to Tomlinson, Texas needs to “rebrand” itself away from “racially charged myths.” Beware, Texans.
The Left likes to use shame and guilt to rewrite history and reinvent culture, and this is a good example. Tomlinson says, “Every time I visit the Alamo or see Houstonians don cowboy garb for “Go Texan Day,” I wonder how much longer the long-tall Texan shtick of blazing guns, big hats, high boots, and ethnic warfare will work as a state brand.”
It appears that Tomlinson views western clothing in racial terms. We should wonder if he judges someone who wears baggy pants with the underwear showing in the same manner?
Once again we see how the Democrats and the liberal media collude on "social justice" issues. Minnesota Democrat Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has apologized for her repugnant anti-semitic comments and tweets, but she is being treated differently than Republican Iowa Congressman Steve King who was vilified by the Democrats and the liberal Media.
The Washington Post today gushed with praise and forgiveness at Omar's apology. She is not going be reprimanded in any way by the House leadership, either.
King was removed from his House committees and was criticized for days in the press. Regardless of several apologies by King over what many said was a free expression of an opinion by King, the media called for resignation, too.
The Democrats' and the Media's double standard on racism is undeniable, and they both cover for each other to justify their positions.