Ferguson
The shooting of an unarmed black man in Ferguson Missouri sourred street riots and political debate including the Attorney General and the President. The Grand Jury decision not to indict the police officer, Darren Wilson, spurred a new round of street riots looting, burning of cars and businesses.

Slain Police Officers

9/3/14
from The Gray Area:

With the media attention to the circumstances surrounding Michael Brown's shooting and subsequent violence in Ferguson over the past few weeks, an email is circulating that lists officers killed in duty by black men. This and more can be verified on Officer Down Memorial Page, www.odmp.org. Below are six that we culled from this list for consideration.

1. Does anyone remember Detective Melvin Santiago? He was a Jersey City police officer who was shot to death just a month ago, on July 13th. Santiago was white. His killer, Lawrence Campbell, was black. Does anyone recall Obama appearing before national television and calling for justice for Officer Santiago’s family? Does anyone recall Eric Holder rushing to Jersey City to see that justice was done? 2. How about Officer Jeffrey Westerfield. He was a Gary, Indiana police officer who was shot to death last month on July 6th. Westerfield was white. His killer, Carl LeEllis Blount, Jr. was black. Where was Obama? Where was Holder? 3. Or Officer Perry Renn? He was an Indianapolis, Indiana police officer who was shot to death just last month on July 5th, the day before Officer Westerfield was killed. Officer Renn was white. His killer, Major Davis, was black. I don't recall any mention by Obama about the untimely death of Officer Renn. And, I doubt that Eric Holder rushed to Indianapolis to make sure justice was done. Or, maybe I just missed it. 4. Vermillion Parish Deputy Sheriff Allen Bares was gunned down by two men just last June 23rd in Louisiana. Deputy Bares was white. His two killers, Quintlan Richard and Baylon Taylor, were black. Was Obama outraged? Did Eric Holder rush to Louisiana to make sure that the family of Deputy Bares found justice? 5. Detective Charles Dinwiddie of the Killeen, TX Police Department was murdered by Marvin Lewis Guy, a black male. Officer Dinwiddie was white. This happened on May 11th, just over two months ago. I don’t even recall seeing anything about that on the news. Certainly, the white citizens in Killeen didn't take to the streets to loot and burn businesses. Again, I don't recall any mention by Obama or Holder. 6. Then, there is Officer Kevin Jordan of the Griffin, Georgia Police Department. He was gunned down just two months ago on May 31st. Officer Jordan was black. His killer, Michael Bowman, was white. This was a white man murdering a black police officer. Where was Jesse Jackson? Where was "The Reverend" Al Sharpton? Was there looting and burning on the streets of Griffin, Georgia? No. In fact, I don't recall hearing about this one in the news, as well. Why? You can draw your own conclusions. There have been 70 officers slain in 2014, 30 by gunshot wounds. Blacks complain that white officers threat black men more aggressively on the street. You can draw your own conclusions on that one, as well.

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