The head of a Cleveland police union (detective Steve Loomis) reacted to the shooting of multiple officers in Baton Rouge by directly blaming President Obama and a hollywood, media culture that promotes police officers as the enemy. Loomis said that the shootings of police officers started with a completely false narrative concerning the death of Alton Sterling. Loomis and Fox News’ Harris Faulkner try to make sense of the latest police shooting to plague the US in only a matter of days in the video below:
The head of a Cleveland police union reacted to the shooting of multiple officers in Baton Rouge:
– “Obama has validated the false narrative and the nonsense that Black Lives Matter and the media are pressing out there.”
– “It’s absolutely insane that we have a president of the United States and a governor of Minnesota making the statements they made less than one day after the police-involved shootings.”
– “And those police-involved shootings, make no mistake, are what absolutely have triggered this rash of senseless murders of law enforcement officers across this country. It’s reprehensible. And the president of the United States has blood on his hands that will not be able to come washed off.”
– “How the hell did we ever become the bad guys in this country?”
– “I cannot imagine how we got here. It’s the irresponsible reporting of the media. And the irresponsible statements of people that are credible like the president of the United States.”
Loomis was referring to statements made by President Obama and Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton, one day after the shooting of Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, by a police officer during a traffic stop.
To refresh our memories, Obama said…
“When incidents like this occur, there’s a big chunk of our citizenry that feels as if, because of the color of their skin, they are not being treated the same, and that hurts, and that should trouble all of us.”
Dayton’s comments were…
“This is not just a black issue, not just a Hispanic issue. This is an American issue that we all should care about.”
“Would this have happened if the driver were white, if the passengers were white? I don’t think it would have.”
That very week after the above comment were made, at a protest against police violence in Dallas, five officers were killed by a lone gunman who was targeting white police officers.