Once again, the police are under attack as BLM protestors vandalize a statue near Columbus Circle in NYC and then attack the cops that are just trying to do their job.
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) April 23, 2021
According to the Daily Mail:
Black trans lives matter protesters and cops came to blows Thursday night after the protesters apparently sprayed a statue near Columbus Circle – and at the entrance of Central Park – with anti-cop graffiti and red paint resembling blood.
A group of hundreds of protesters were seen marching through Manhattan on Thursday, apparently under the banner of black trans lives, before vandalizing a statue in Columbus Circle and clashing with police during a chaotic melee.
The story goes on:
Several protesters were seen brawling with NYPD officers while others threw an unidentified liquid at them, video shows. One protester was seemingly heard on video attempting to spit on cops.
‘What the f**k is wrong with you?’ one person on the video screams at police as officers grabbed protesters.
Videos posted on Twitter show the extent of the vandalism which soon escalates into violent confrontations.
We respect's everyone right to peacefully protest, but vandalism is not part of peaceful protest. We are working to de-escalate the situation to prevent further damage from occurring. pic.twitter.com/UQ9FVl6f69
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) April 23, 2021
BLM proving once again they have no intention of conducting Peaceful Protests because those don’t further their true Marxist cause or generate recruitment of the radical element they’re after. NYC will be their victim until it takes a lesson from Florida & makes them pay a price. https://t.co/yWFZ2gwbt0
— MarkoDino (@MarkDean_Artist) April 23, 2021
The BLM Lawless mob were wrecking and fighting all around them So much for peaceful protests NYC protesters vandalize statue after chaos erupts with many arrests https://t.co/2OMV85puSD via @MailOnline
— norman Bangor (@normandgmxcouk) April 23, 2021
This is not the first time the police have been treated like criminals, nor is it likely to be the last.
The climate of intolerance for cops is increasing every day and one worries for their safety and for the safety of their families.
In a thoughtful piece in the New York Post, Miranda Devine outlines the situation cops are facing on the streets of America every day.
Who would want to be a cop in America?
It’s open season on anyone who wears a badge, so no wonder recruitment is down, retirements are up and the streets grow ever more violent.
By swallowing the false narrative of systemic racism, we have demonized and criminalized police while turning criminals into civil-rights martyrs. This won’t end well.
Devine goes on to explain:
Kimberly Potter, the officer who shot Wright, clearly intended to tase him and not shoot him with her gun.
The video shows her calling out, “Taser! Taser! Taser!” before firing.
She was charged Wednesday with second-degree manslaughter.
Due process is being followed.
But the mob that showed up at her house baying for blood demands a different sort of justice, which the cowardly city council won’t refuse.
The council fired Brooklyn Center City Manager Curt Boganey on Monday because he said Potter should not be hung, drawn and quartered by the mob, but deserved “due process.”
… A world without law and order is a very scary place.
No one knows that better than the migrants streaming over the southern border. They’re escaping from countries where the rule of law is a joke, but they haven’t yet figured out we’re on the same lawless trajectory.
On Fox News last night, Tucker Carlson used sarcasm to illustrate a very valid point. It seems like the Left would prefer children stabbing each other rather than have the police save someone being rushed by a knife-wielding attacker.
In his sardonic monologue Carlson said:
Stabbing people has long been taboo in this country, especially for those under 18. For decades, young Americans have hidden their switchblades, their stilettos, their K-Bars and machetes. Kids were forced to live as if plunging blades into strangers was something to be ashamed of instead of a normal, heathy part of childhood. No more. Knife fights are human rights. Stabbing can finally come out of the closet.
…Right. Just because someone’s getting stabbed doesn’t mean you have to stop it, racist. Children have been stabbing their friends forever. Get over it. Let kids be kids. Let them stab each other. Let them stab! The guy who used to run the NAACP said that Wednesday on CNN.
Tucker’s monologue may be tongue-in-cheek and it brings up an important question. What do people want the police to do when faced with an unpredictable situation with a person committing a crime?
Would they prefer them to walk away, just to keep from perpetuating the racism narrative?
As Ben Shapiro wrote: If a white cop had stopped this murder by shooting the suspect, we would have protests in the streets about systemic racism today.#BLM
Suspect seen in chilling video executing ex-girlfriend on NYC street ID’d https://t.co/uOM2ZJjrs6 via @nypmetro
— Rene Lucas MD (@renelucas) April 22, 2021
The police are not fictional characters like Superman or Spiderman with superspeed to escape danger or superpowers to defeat it.
They bleed and die just like the rest of us.
They have families and children who love them, depend on them, and want them to come home safe at night.
They have mortgages and car payments, college tuitions, and braces to pay for, just like the rest of us.
Perhaps, if they had had the ability to dunk a basketball or score a goal they may have been adored, given contracts worth millions of dollars.
And the license to go on Twitter and threaten others without consequence.
People need to step back on both sides and realize that cops make decisions every day that most of the rest of us won’t have to make even once in our life. Sometimes, this has tragic results.
But the alternative, a country without protection, is far, far worse.
Let’s remember that cops are people just like you and me.
And say a prayer for them today as they go out, once again, to face the uncertainties of their job.
And the hatred they receive just for doing it.