After the 2014 shooting death of Michael Brown by Ferguson, Missouri Police Officer Darren Wilson, Obama publicly sided with black criminals instead of law enforcement officers. During the 2008 elections, two members of the New Black Panthers were videoed intimidating voters to vote for Barack Obama. Voter intimidation is a federal felony and charges were filed against the two men, until the Attorney General Eric Holder instructed his Justice Department to drop all charges. J. Christian Adams was the DOJ attorney originally assigned to prosecute the case, but when he received orders from Holder, he was so upset at the overt disrespect for upholding the law that he resigned from the DOJ. Many suspected the orders to dismiss the slam dunk case came from the White House since Obama had marched with the New Black Panthers a couple years earlier.
The same New Black Panther group recklessly offered a bounty for the head of George Zimmerman after he killed Trayvon Martin, a black teen thug. The same New Black Panther group also called for the killing of police officers as retaliation of Martin and Brown. Neither Obama nor Holder ever publicly said anything to condemn these actions of Obama black activist buddies. Their silence could only have been taken as support for the anarchist actions of the New Black Panthers.
Since that time, the number of attacks on police officers in the country have been increasing. Two years after the Ferguson shooting, the number of police officers shot and killed in the line of duty had skyrocketed by 44%. In July of last year, five Dallas police officers were ambushed and killed.
In New York City, police officers have come under greater attacks, often carried out by angry blacks. In December 2014, two NYPD officers were ambushed while sitting in their patrol car. Both officers were shot and killed execution style by a black man as revenge for the Ferguson shooting of Brown and the death of Eric Garner. Other revenge attacks on police officers, some fatal and others non-fatal, were reported throughout the nation.
Thanks to anti-police activists like Obama, many members of the community have become anti-police as well. Last month, New Orleans police were called to Loyola University because a police officer still in uniform with his gun, was in a class. Turns out the police officer was a student and didn’t have time to change before class. A woman in Texas was refused service by a supermarket cashier because she was wearing a t-shirt that read ‘police lives matter.’ The woman is the wife of a police officer and the cashier was a black woman.’
In 2015, 39 law enforcement officers were killed by gunshots. In 2016, a total of 134 law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty. Of those 64 were killed by gunshots. That an increase of 63%. ‘Other causes’, which includes ‘aircraft crashes, drowning, electrocution, falling, fire-related incidents, and job-related illness and poisoning were up by 150% in 2016.
Commenting on the 2016 increase in the number of law enforcement officers, retired police officer Lt. Randy Sutton stated:
“What we’re seeing now, this year, is a big increase in gunfire murders of police officers. The methodology, where they are targeted attacks or ambushes or where people are lured into attacks, is up too. We haven’t seen that since the late ‘60s or ‘70s, when there was a tremendous amount of anti-police terrorism.”
So far, 2017 is proving to be more deadly as there has been a 10% increase in law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. The number of gun-related police deaths are down by 38% so far in 2017, but the number of traffic-related deaths have increased by 27%.
These facts were made known after the murder of Assistant Chief Deputy Constable Clint Greenwood, a 30-year veteran to the Harris County Constable’s Office, on Monday outside the courthouse in Baytown, Texas. Greenwood was the second Texas law enforcement officer to die in the line of duty this year. This places Texas the third highest state for police deaths so far this year. New York has the highest number of police deaths with five officers dying in the line of duty in 2017.
This week, President Donald Trump and US Attorney General Jeff Sessions have taken action to review and reverse some of Barack Obama’s anti-law enforcement policies. They are vowing to help protect police, give them the support they lacked during the Obama administration and hopefully reverse the anti-law enforcement mind-set created by the Obama administration.