The sense of insecurity and tension about what may happen next in our cities is ubiquitous. We may even say that we have a frontier and a division due to the recent bloodshed made by the Black Lives Matter movement and some African-American militants that support this organization.
VIA Angry Patriot
To be certain, our society has reached a moment of truth. Donald Trump said Friday, “Last night’s horrific…shootings of 12 Dallas law enforcement officers, five of whom were killed and seven wounded, is an attack on our country.” Trump called for restoring “law and order” and “the confidence of our people to be safe and secure in their homes and on the street.”
And therein lies the rub. Americans do not feel safe and secure in their homes and on our streets anymore. They feel threatened by a manufactured divide courtesy of Progressive politicians who see national division as an opportunity to power.
Calling the shootings in Dallas of five police officers by Micah Xavier Johnson, a Black activist and alleged member of the New Black Panthers “a coordinated, premeditated assault on the men and women who keep us safe,” Trump called for a return of our streets, our neighborhoods and our cities to law-abiding people.
“We must restore law and order,” Trump said in his statement on the shootings. “We must restore the confidence of our people to be safe and secure in their homes and on the street.”
The Dallas gunman, identified as an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan, fired an almost antique SKS rifle at the end of a Black Lives Matter protest march in downtown Dallas. The march was in protest of police killings of Black men in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and just outside St. Paul, Minnesota.
New video in the Baton Rouge shooting evidence that Alton Sterling was not only struggling with police who had ordered him to the ground, but was reaching for a gun he had secreted in his pocket at the time of the shooting. The video shows that the police officers were within their legal right to use lethal force.
The shooting of Philando Castile in Minnesota is less cut and dry where the facts are concerned. Castile, like Sterling, had a weapon in his possession, but Castile was a concealed carry license holder. The lawyer for the officer involved contends that the officer responded to the weapon in Castile’s possession. Reuters is reporting that Castile’s girlfriend, who was in the car at the time of the shooting, said she could “hear the fear in the officer’s voice.” The officer involved in the Castile shooting was a Latino.
In the Dallas incident, however, Dallas Police Chief David Brown said Johnson told officers he was upset by the two shootings earlier this week; the shootings being exploited by Black Lives Matter to agitate the masses. Brown indicated that some of Johnson’s last words were that he wanted to kill whites, “especially white officers.”
The Dallas shootings will be remembered as the most fatal assault on American law enforcement, ever since the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in 2001, when 72 policemen were killed.
“This morning, I offer my thoughts and prayers for all of the victims’ families,” stated Trump. “[W]e pray for our brave police officers and first-responders who risk their lives to protect us every single day… Our nation has become too divided. Too many Americans feel like they’ve lost hope…Racial tensions have gotten worse, not better. This isn’t the American Dream we all want for our children.”