Saturday afternoon in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, two of New York's finest, Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were seated in their police car when a man filled with rage and hate, Ismaiiyl Brimsley, calmly walked up to their squad car and fired one round each into their heads, killing them instantly. Brimsley, a self described Black Muslim who had voiced his hate on social media, had previously shot his girlfriend in Baltimore in the head before heading to New York, proclaiming that after the Eric Garner death he wanted to "kill two for one".
And what have our fearless leaders had to say about this tragedy? Unsurprisingly, Barack Obama made a quick phone call to New York police officials, then returned to his golf on vacation', Eric Holder has said nothing after lambasting nationwide police for weeks since Michael Brown in Ferguson and of course the two reverends, Al and Jesse, are busy looking for any excuse possible to remove their culpability.
Why do I say culpability? Because all of the aforementioned men played a big part in stoking the flames of violence against police which erupted on Saturday. Despite disguising their efforts minimally by complimentary comments about the police, they always made a point of saying that police were not trained properly, that they needed more sensitivity, and that new laws needed to be put in place to end the killing of "unarmed and innocent" black men. Unarmed and innocent? What playbook are they operating under?
And the resident Socialist-in-charge of New York City, Bill deBlasio, stoked those flames as passionately as anyone, never missing an opportunity to find them at fault despite the near impossibility they have of performing their duties in a city which is nearly out of control. Where is Ray Kelly and Rudy Giuliani when we need them?
Of course, the problem is really much bigger than the culprits cited and it goes back much further and deeper. The real culprit is political correctness, for political correctness substitutes political objectives for the truth and only the truth can get to the bottom of the real issues that have caused the hatred. And unless we get to the real truth, our country, particularly our urban corridors, are about to go up in smoke just like Ferguson, Missouri, as we turn our back on looting and burning of property of innocent and productive citizens while we continue to cover for evil.
I hope everyone of us will pray for the souls of these two fine officers and the families they left behind and, yes, pray for the soul of the killer, who took his own life shortly thereafter before he could be tracked down and arrested. And pray that men like Obama, Holder, Sharpton, Jackson and deBlasio see the "Light" and turn their energies to what really is wrong with America and focus on the truth as the way to find the answer.
God bless America and the good men in blue. I know there are some bad apples in police work, there are some in any occupation, but the good so far outnumber the bad that we are avoiding the facts if we keep going with these unproductive witch hunts with no purpose other than to stoke hatred. Instead, let's use this Christmas season to bring back the Spirit that Jesus came to give to each of us. After all, and in this instance particularly, each of us will at some point need the men and women in blue to help us. Do you want them to be hiding behind the corner fearful of responding to your need? Think about it.