• Big Picture, Please: Damning Video Hardly Tells Whole Story About America’s Cops

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    Surge Summary: In the wake of a heartbreaking shooting/killing by a white police officer of an African-American man, cops around the nation are coming under fresh, video-fueled denunciation. There are, however, a lot of favorable acts by police which are not receiving attention these days. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) really needs to pay more attention to the latter.

    by Gary Bauer

    The War On Cops

    There was rioting in the Minneapolis suburbs and in other cities across the country [Monday] night.  The violence was triggered after Officer Kim Potter, a 26-year law enforcement veteran, shot a young black man during a traffic stop over the weekend.

    Authorities in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, say she meant to use her Taser, but accidentally pulled her firearm.  You may have seen video of that incident by now.  But there are other videos you haven’t seen.

    Like the video of Officer Eric Talley rushing into a Boulder, Colorado, grocery store to stop a mass murderer who killed ten people.  Officer Talley died in the line of duty.

    You haven’t seen the video of the Capitol Hill police officers who were intentionally driven into by a radical black Muslim.  Officer William Evans was crushed to death.

    You didn’t see the video of a Long Island police officer who was attacked with a knife at a traffic stop Saturday night.  Or the video of the two Utah deputies who were both shot in the face that same day.

    You didn’t see the video of Monday’s gun battle that lasted over an hour and stretched for miles in western Georgia.  Before it was over, three police officers were shot.

    You didn’t see the video of the police officer who was shot [Monday] at a Tennessee high school while engaging an armed student.

    The media deliberately focus on the relatively rare examples of police mistakes, making it look like there is a war on minorities.  But there is in fact a war on police.  Remember the left-wing demands to “defund the police”?  They haven’t stopped.

    Rep. Rashida Tlaib says the solution to what happened in Brooklyn Center this weekend is no more policing and no more incarceration.  That’s insane!  Several cities tried slashing their police budgets, and it backfired.  Crime is surging.  (Hereherehere, and here.)

    All over the country, police departments are reporting mass retirements.  So consider this: How much would you have to be paid to do the job that police officers do every day?  What would the country look like if Rashida Tlaib gets her way and we wake up one more morning to find there are no police?

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    Originally posted here.

    Image: Screen Shot: Bodycam footage; Brooklyn Center, MN shooting;  https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/video/5482558-graphic-content-bodycam-footage-in-fatal-brooklyn-center-officer-involved-shooting/

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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