A third incident occurred yesterday, Wednesday, July 24 where young hoodlums doused two NYPD officers, but this time the cops are two black women. The only commonality in all three incidents is that “young men of color” were the attackers.
The behavior of these “young men of color” if reflective of the “thug culture” that is excused and glorified among minority youth. The violent and anti-social behavior, including dysfunctional families, is justified by liberals because these young men of color are “victims of society.”
Leftist politicians and community leaders use the victim mentality to advance their political agenda, and they brand anyone who challenges them as “racist.” However, there is a crumbling sub-society within our larger society that has no self-control but with a deep sense of entitlement.
Last Thursday, July 18, there was an emotional and irresponsible reaction by “community leaders” to a decision by a Bexar County Grand Jury not to indict a San Antonio police officer for the accidental shooting of a black teen. Sadly, it appeared some community leaders were more interested in fueling the emotions and in revenge than justice.
Any accidental shooting is tragic, and the emotions of the family members of the victim are raw and tender, and emotions always cloud reason and logic. However, "justice" is based on facts, and sometimes it is emotionally difficult to accept.
I applaud Congressman Chip Roy for standing up to the Washington, D.C. "Swamp." As a constituent, I thank him for up to The Swamp and making sure Congress does its job.
Not one penny, and particularly $19 billion, should not be spent without a single Congressional recorded vote and quorum. The reason I supported and voted for Cong. Roy of the Texas 21st District was because I wanted someone to fight back against the entrenched and worst elements of the D.C. Swamp.
The spending legislation swiftly passed the U.S. Senate on Thursday, May 23, in the afternoon, but came to an abrupt halt on the U.S. House side with Congressman Roy’s procedural objection. He didn't like the notion, and I agree with him 100%, of moving the spending package forward with little time to review it and discuss it, and after most of the House had left town.
Julian Castro continues to pander to leftist, anti-police Democrats in his presidential campaign by proposing national policies that would undercut police officers’ authority, and make them and citizens more vulnerable to criminals. He is proposing to remove “qualified immunity” from the law that shields government officials, including police officers, from personal liability for their actions while conducting their jobs, and it would allow people to sue the officers directly for all and any actions.
Because police officers are public servants and involved in (life and death) decision-making activities, they are protected under law by “qualified immunity.” It is their protection from personal legal liability, and one of the reasons why cities pay for civil settlements to “victims” of police actions.
In Castro’s thinking, by removing “qualified immunity,” it would be easier for people to sue the police officers personally, as well as sue the municipality that employs them. He believes this would force the police to personally more responsible for their jobs and stop “unnecessary police violence.”
The liberal San Antonio media has branded SA councilman and candidate for mayor Greg Brockhouse with some negative stories and reports, while they favor Mayor Ron Nirenberg. Some of the news media call Brockhouse "a puppet of the City’s two most powerful unions" the police and the firefighters. They also keep repeating the allegation that Brockhouse was charged or involved in a case of domestic violence.
The police and firefighters’ associations have a long and established relationship with Brockhouse. On the other, Mayor Ron Nirenberg has sided with former city manager Sheryl Sculley who had a very antagonistic relationship with the police and firefighters. It makes sense the public safety associations would support Brockhouse.