An Ugly Silence
Harlotte is at the Table
Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Thursday, May 7, 2015. Our artistically gifted friend, Spider Harlotte, is at the breakfast table this morning. She is profoundly saddened by the violent murder of NYPD Policer Officer Brian Moore at the hands of a black career criminal, Blackwell, who shot Moore in the face. I mention the race of the victim and the perpetrator because, thanks to the likes of Rev. Al and President Obama, race is now dividing our nation, and tearing us apart. Harlotte has prevailed upon me to ask all of you to join her for breakfast. She is preparing blueberry pancakes. I will be brewing up a substantial batch of Irish coffees to accompany the pancakes. We hope to see you soon.
Thank you all for joining me this morning. On Monday, Police Office Brian Moore, died from injuries he received while on duty in Queens, New York. Officer Moore and his partner, Erik Jansen, drove up to Demetrius Blackwell. They observed a suspicious object in the waistband of Blackwell's pants and they intended to investigate. Blackwell allegedly ( I hate that word) pulled a gun and fired into the car, striking Officer Moore in his face. In just five short months, three New York City policemen have been killed in the line of duty. Brian Moore was a fine officer. He was on the force for five years and he racked up more than 150 arrests. Officers like Moore devote their lives to keeping us safe and facing incredible danger every time they head out on the streets. The current atmosphere in the nation has managed to make their jobs even harder and certainly more dangerous. Would someone please tell me where the outrage is?
No Protesters in Sight
It has become in vogue and acceptable to protest or riot as a response to the shooting of young black men who are engaged in criminal behavior. The media covers the riot. Rev. Al adds to the anger and incites more trouble. President Obama adds to the madness by weighing in before the facts are known. When it comes to the senseless killing of Officer Moore, the silence was and is still deafening. Where is Rev. Al? I can only suppose that the killing of a white officer at the hands of a black criminal doesn't interest him. For Al, it is all about keeping racism alive and well. In a perfect world, the color of the skin would be merely a description and nothing more. In today's world, thanks to people like Sharpton, President Obama and Eric Holder, it is all about black victims. White lives just don't seem to matter that much. I have news for you Rev Al, President Obama and Holder, all lives matter and until people like you and those you influence get that concept we will never be at peace. Just once I would like to see people like Sharpton pay their respects to someone like Officer Moore who lost his life at the hands of an ex-con with a hideous violent history. That day will never happen, because people like the Reverend have a vested interest in keeping the races divided. It his bread and butter and he will never mess with his success. Will someone please tell me where the outrage is?
Cops Lives Matter
It is imperative that sane thinking people in this nation rally around the police officers who have pledged to protect us from harm. If Officer Moore had shot and killed Blackwell, there would be mayhem in the streets. Now there is only silence. President Obama addressed the nation and said that black men are treated unfairly by police. The fact that three of the six officers accused in the death of Freddie Gray are black, must be an inconvenient truth for him. Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke appeared on Hannity recently and pointed out that between 2009 and 1012, 61 percent of people killed by police were white. We don't and never will hear too much about that. Contrary to President Obama's assertion that blacks are being targeted by law enforcement, Sheriff Clarke referred to that belief as a myth. This nation needs more men like Sheriff Clarke and less like the Rev. Al. Instead of mourning the loss of criminals caught in the act of committing crimes, let's take more than a moment to mourn the loss of a talented and dedicated young man like Brian Moore.
Oh, what a tangled web we weave
When first we practice to deceive...
Sir Walter Scott