In July 2016, five Dallas Police officers were slaughtered by a racist black militant at a Black Lives Matter rally in Dallas. President Barack Obama, who frequently met with race-baiter-for-hire Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter organizers at the White House, spoke at the funeral for the murdered officers.
PJ Media – Having lulled his audience into a false sense of unity, Obama then swerved into the divisive, hyperpartisan political rhetoric he is known for. Most people wouldn’t have been able to pull it off. The jobs of the officers in attendance were becoming more difficult and dangerous thanks in large part to this president’s own disgraceful racial demagoguery. But Obama’s race card never seems to expire and he always gets a special pass.
During the memorial, the “Consoler-in Chief” felt the need to equate the murders of the five Dallas police officers with the killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. However, the cases are not at all alike. The hero cops were targeted for slaughter by a racist madman because they were white. The Sterling and Castile cases involved officers who, during the commission of their duties, confronted men armed with guns and the confrontations ended violently. Those cases are still being investigated, so it is premature, irresponsible and grossly unfair to already claim that the shootings were unjust or racially motivated.
Unable to restrain himself, the president also showcased his gross misunderstanding of crime statistics: “if you’re black, you’re more likely to be pulled over or searched or arrested; more likely to get longer sentences; more likely to get the death penalty for the same crime,” Obama intoned.
Keep in mind that the president unpacked this nonsense at a memorial service for fallen officers — not at a campaign rally or on a debate stage. No one had the opportunity to offer a counterpoint, nor would they have wanted to. This was a memorial service. But in another setting, they might have informed the president that studies show that high crime rates — not racial profiling — drive patrol patterns. There is no evidence that black murderers serve longer prison terms than comparable white murderers, and virtually all reliable research on capital punishment finds that the death penalty does not discriminate against blacks.
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When all this takes place, more than 50 years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act, we cannot simply turn away and dismiss those in peaceful protest as troublemakers or paranoid. We can’t simply dismiss it as a symptom of political correctness or reverse racism. To have your experience denied like that, dismissed by those in authority, dismissed perhaps even by your white friends and coworkers and fellow church members, again and again and again, it hurts. Surely we can see that, all of us.
Watch this short clip from his speech:
You can watch the entire gut-wrenching video here: