In the last 24 hours I have received word that 4 police officers have been shot and either injured or killed in the line of duty. My heart is with you, Illinois, Ohio, Louisiana, and Texas. With the officers family, and his bothers on the line. I am growing weary. I am tired of feeling fear and concern that my husband will not come home. I am tired of knowing that he is hated because he chooses to defend the good in the world.
Mr. President where are you? I have heard nothing from you in support of these officers. I have not seen public address to the people of our country pleading that we all do better. I have not heard you asking for an end to campaigns that ask for “pigs in a blanket”. These officers, these men and women, these husbands and wife’s, these brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, fathers and mothers, these humans are your responsibility too.
I am a patriot Mr. President. I love this country. I have always tried to be respectful and supportive to whomever holds the office of President of the United States of America. That has included you, but my heart is starting to ache. You represent me. You represent each and every individual American. You are our voice. You can no longer be silent. You can no longer make slight remarks that lead others to conclude whether right or wrong that you do not support our police. These officers are yours. They are defending the good in this country just as you too, should be. Speak for them.
Where are you Mr. President?
I see you. I see you in the news. I see you speaking about topics overseas and unemployment. I also see the following:
I see you publicly shaming Sergeant James Crowley, stating that he “acted stupidly” when he arrested a black Harvard professor. Not only that, but “I don’t know, not having been there and not seeing all the facts, what role race played,” the president said at the time. “But I think it’s fair to say, No. 1, any of us would be pretty angry; No. 2, that the Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home; and, No. 3 … that there’s a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately.” Later you invite Crowley over for a beer and an apology when you learn of your mistakes. Where were you Mr. President to publicly announce your error? Where were you to change the path of hatred because of poorly placed judgement without all of the fact?
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I have heard you over and over in the past few years use the terms “racist” and “embedded deeply in society.” I have heard you refer to cops as subliminally racist. From this type of speech and lack of support the number of officers killed in the line of duty as nearly doubled since 2012. Where are you Mr. President?
In the wake of Treyvon Martin you personalized the entire situation making it entirely racially motivated. You connected it to law enforcement in ways that it never should have been. You led the country on a path of self-destruction and anger. What about those law enforcement departments that were in no way involved, but felt the blame because of your statements. Where were you Mr. President in support of them?
In the case of Michael Brown you immediately stepped out in support of Brown and his family. You sent representatives to his funeral. You said that his death will “stain the hearts of African-American children”. Why did race become a factor in this at all? Why did you make that happen? What about the officer in this situation? What about his decision being the right one. What about his family? Where were you for them Mr. President?
And the two officers who were shot in Ferguson in midst of the violent protests. You said the city’s law enforcement practices were “oppressive and objectionable” but there was “no excuse” for violence. Really Mr. President? This is what you have to offer? Oh wait, no you did offer more. You said, “Whoever fired those shots should not detract from the issue — they are criminals, they need to be arrested, and then what we need to do is make sure that like-minded, good-spirited people on both sides — law enforcement, who have a terrifically tough job, and people who understandably don’t want to be stopped and harassed just because of their race — that they are able to work together to come up with some good answers.” Supportive? I think not. Where are you Mr. President?
In the wake of the Eric Gardner case in New York instead of supporting your own courts you instead offered a statement that included, “This is an issue we’ve been dealing with for too long and it’s time for us to make more progress than we’ve made. I’m absolutely committed as president of the United States to making sure that we have a country in which everyone believes in the core principle that we are equal under the law.” Where was your support for the courts, for your officers? Where are you Mr. President?
During the Baltimore Riots you encouraged “soul-searching”. You didn’t stand up. You didn’t support good in the world, you very nearly openly supported the bad. Where are you really Mr. President?
After the death of Office Brian Moore. “that sense of unfairness, powerlessness, of people not hearing their voices, has helped fuel some of the protests we have seen in Baltimore, Ferguson and right here in New York. the catalyst of those protests was the tragic death of young men and the feeling that law is not always applied evenly in this country.” Mr. President you are making excuses for the guilty. You are not supporting the innocent. You are not supporting our officers. Mr. President WHERE ARE YOU?
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It’s time Mr. President. It is time for you to be the voice of the people. All people. It is time you step out in support of our police officers and start trying to put an end to the violence and hate. Supporting the mission of the violent will not help our country rise and be great, the way it once was. The example that you are provided for the youth in our country is despicable. You are the President of the United States of American. You claim status as an African-American man. There can be no greater show of a lack of racism in a country as a whole than that. Therefore, continued racism is an individual problem, not a country problem or a police problem. You are fueling this. You are causing this. Step up now and do the right thing. Try…Mr. President. Try to protect our Police Officers. It is your duty to our country. I’m waiting on your police specific public address. This week of all weeks. This deadly week in Law Enforcement a public address in support is warranted.
Where are you Mr. President?