In a perfect world there would be no crime or law enforcement, and cops like Brian Moore would not have to give up their lives to police our danger zones.
The decorated NYPD officer died a hero last week after he was gunned down by ex-con Demetrius Blackwell, whom he stopped on suspicion of carrying a handgun, and who likely felt free to kill a police officer because of the pro-con babble of the mayor and the Council speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito.
Moore’s slaying comes amid a national debate about law enforcement, excessive force, and minorities, as racial bigots and other riffraff exploit the recent deaths of a handful of unarmed black men by cops as an excuse to destroy communities and tarnish the American police force — dash the facts.
Robbery suspect Michael Brown, career criminal Eric Garner, and drug dealer Freddie Gray would be alive today if they hadn’t resisted cops. Instead they are poster children for cop brutality in an obnoxious national movement that has even President Obama spouting divisively about African Americans feeling “guilty of walking while black.”
Cops both black and white go where the crime is and the disproportionate spotlight on the above cases ignores rampant black crime and white plight:
• No vexation over the senseless slaying of Bronx shelter worker Ana Charle, allegedly by deranged black man West Spruill.
• No anger over black suspect Kevin Darden allegedly pushing Wai Kwen Kwok to his death in front of a subway train in Chinatown.
• No hysteria over smirking Antoine Pettis as he is hauled into a Milwaukee court for allegedly raping a 101-year-old woman.
• No furor over the Islamo-beheadings of white Americans James Foley, Steven Sotloff, Peter Kassig, and Kayla Mueller.
Blacks make up 13 percent of the population, but they committed 52 percent of homicides recorded by the Bureau of Justice Statistics between 1980 and 2008 — a national outrage.
America’s response? Coddling bad behavior is an insult to the majority of African Americans who are trying to rise above the negative stereotypes.
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