Six police officers have been shot and three are dead in Baton Rouge in what is being described as an ambush [Update: the news conference did not indicate it was an ambush]. Two were police officers and one was a sheriff’s deputy. One sheriff’s deputy is fighting for his life and two officers have non-life threatening injuries. Baton Rouge is where Alton Sterling was shot. Sterling was a felon who waved a gun at a homeless person who called police and identified Sterling when police arrived. Two officers saw the gun in Sterling’s pocket, tussled with Sterling and eventually shot and killed him. It is not clear who shot first – Sterling or the officers.
According to the latest report, one suspect is dead, and there are no other suspect’s in today’s shooting which began around 8:40 am this morning near police headquarters. During the day, it was reported that it was more than one killer, perhaps three, but they aren’t saying that at this time. It’s still early in the investigation and it’s an open investigation.
Police had responded to a call that a man was walking with along with a rifle. A witness said the suspect was dressed as a ninja and was shooting at people. He was able to kill three officers in the shootout and shoot three others, one 41-year old who is fighting for his life.
The killer has been identified as Gavin Eugene Long, an African-American man, and today is his birthday.
He was prepared to launch an assault.
The killer was identified as 29-year old Gavin Long and he was active on Twitter. On July 13, he tweeted: “Violence is not THE answer (its a answer), but at what point do you stand up so that your people dont become the Native Americans…EXTINCT?”
That appears to be a direct link from the administration to the murders.
It’s a deliberate attempt at anarchy when people feel free to shoot at police. The only thing that stands between civilized society and anarchy are the police. This is a direct attack on our democracy and it is being led by the White House. It is an assault on our freedom.
Detective Steve Loomis, President of the Cleveland Police Union, was interviewed on Sunday on Fox News. He described the situation that began with Alton Sterling. The president of the United States validated the nonsense and false narrative that the Black Lives Matter and the media spewed with his divisiveness, he said.
The detective called for someone to put an end to this.
It’s “insane” that a governor of Minnesota and a president of the United States made the statements they made one day after the police-involved shootings, the union chief said. They absolutely and directly triggered these senseless murders of law enforcement officers throughout this country. “It’s reprehensible”, he added.
They have politicized the false narrative and the president has “blood on his hands” and it “will not be washed off”, Officer Loomis said.
Officer Loomis wants to know how police officers became the bad guys. We have celebrities and athletes spewing venom at them.
A false narrative has been handed down from the White House all the way down the offices of government to inflame racial tension.
Some of these threats are NOT protected speech, he said.
Officer Loomis is asking for a disbanding of open carry for a week while the RNC convention is in town because the threats from these radical groups are over the top.
Since it is a constitutional right, a law would have to be passed and it’s too late.
The first thing that must take place is for Barack Obama to stop inciting this type of hatred against police and to stop lying about incidents like that in Ferguson. The entire “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” line is built on a lie.
The interview with Officer Loomis from today:
You can listen to our interview with Officer Loomis from last week on the link below in which he discusses the situation in Cleveland. The mayor and chief actually considered setting up “safe spaces” for the rioters to act out safely and there is a possible stand down approach to be used.
The NYPD has offered to loan the Cleveland police shields, knowing objects will be thrown at them, but the police chief has not okayed it because it doesn’t look good – it looks too militaristic.
Barack Obama likes to stir up trouble, divisiveness, hatred towards law enforcement while saying at the same time that most officers are good and protesters should refrain from violence. He says this while supporting the hate group Black Lives Matter who are threatening police officers at the same time he tries to portray them as “suffragettes” and “abolitionists”. Barack Obama meets with Black Lives Matter regularly.
He met with many of the radicals from the time of the Trayvon Martin case to the more recent shootings in Baton Rouge and Minnesota.
During Ferguson, Obama and Holder fanned the flames, meeting with radicals but not police. Obama even told the UN some of our police were brutal.When Sharpton, his race-baiting advisor, met with Obama on Ferguson, he told the Black Lives Matter group to “stay the course”.
On November 17, 2014, the New York Times reported: According to the Rev. Al Sharpton, who has appeared frequently in St. Louis with the Brown family and delivered a speech at Mr. Brown’s funeral, Mr. Obama “was concerned about Ferguson staying on course in terms of pursuing what it was that he knew we were advocating. He said he hopes that we’re doing all we can to keep peace.”
He “hopes”, hopes being the operative word.
Anyone who has seen Black Lives Matter in action knows they are hard left rioters.
Brittany Packnett of Black Lives Matter, who attended a December meeting in the White House, said at the time that Obama was taking an “interest” and wanted them to continue. “Keep speaking truth to power,” he said.
Mr. Obama also told these Ferguson extremists to “stay the course” during that meeting, which was the same thing he told Al Sharpton. He advised them to “think big” and “go gradual.”
If we lose law and order, in comes totalitarianism. We already live under tyranny.