Now, isn’t shooting a cop a hate crime?

Today, we’ll be serious, not sarcastic.

As everybody should know by now …

“Without provocation, an attacker ambushed and killed officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos while they sat in their marked patrol car in the Bedford-Stuyvesant Area of Brooklyn … ‘They were quite simply assassinated, targeted for their uniform,’ Police Commissioner William Bratton said at a news conference.”

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Earlier in the day, the killer  posted a photo of a silver handgun and a message on Instagram in which he talked about killing police officers “in retaliation for the deaths of  Garner and Brown.”

Let’s think about that for a moment …

A gang-dude kills two minority cops – an Asian and a Hispanic.

Think about that aspect of the case for a second.

More specifically, police say that “Some of the (killer’s) postings … would seem to indicate that he had a very strong bias against police officers.”

Kinda sounds like hate, doesn’t it.

So, shouldn’t Obama, Holder and de Blasio be shouting “hate crime” from their bully pulpits?

After all, a hate crime is defined as “a crime motivated by racial, sexual, or other prejudice, typically one involving violence.”

This case has prejudice against a class of people, and it certainly has violence.

What’s the so what?

For hate crimes, the full weight of the Feds falls on the perpetrator(s).

And, it puts some curbs on hate speech that incites such actions.

No more marching and chanting “What do we want? Dead cops.”

That would become hate speech, subject to the same government wrath as slurs against minority races or sexual orientations.

Might even motivate Obama, Holder and de Blasio to stop trashing the police.

Let’s not popularize shooting innocent cops.

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2 Responses to “Now, isn’t shooting a cop a hate crime?”

  1. TTK Says:

    Anybody chanting that they want dead cops is a moron and should be confronted. All evidence points to this criminal having serious mental health issues. Nobody supports the lunatic who killed two innocent men and I have no doubt, had he survived, that he would have been dealt with harshly by the law.

    Obama, Holder, Sharpton and the protesters are not bashing cops. They are asking that the few bad apples be dealt with appropriately. Protests offer a peaceful alternative to violence. It is the police union that is acting irresponsibly by ramping up tensions and turning their back on DeBlasio, and by extension, the black community.

    I’ve heard nothing but support and empathy from ALL of NY’s communities towards the police. It would have been nice if a tiny percentage of that empathy had been shown to the families that lost lives to criminal police behavior.

    • Andrew L. Says:

      ^=This is well said. Whatever we think about the crime stats, the incredible sacrifice of law enforcement professionals, and political vermin who capitalize on racial strife, we have to wrap our heads around the fact (and it is a fact) that a huge portion of the nation feels as though they are a victim of law enforcement.

      I don’t much agree with the President or the AG, and certainly not with their tone, but they’ve walked miles in shoes I haven’t, and they are speaking up for people and on an issue that has been ignored for too long.

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